Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)
Sophomore Branden Hohenstein is among a young group of players who will compete for playing time at tight end this fall. The 6-4, 225-pound Hohenstein has provided depth at the position the past two years behind a number of veteran tight ends who have completed their eligibility. Hohenstein joined the program as a walk-on from Sioux City Heelan High. Hohestein was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017.
2017 (Freshman Redshirt)
Hohenstein added depth at tight end but did not appear in a game.
Hohenstein redshirted and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Bishop Heelan HS)
Hohenstein earned Class 3A first-team all-state honors as a defensive lineman in 2015, and also played tight end for Bishop Heelan Catholic in Sioux City. Hohenstein helped lead the Crusaders to a state playoff berth in 2015 under Coach Roger Jansen. In 2014, Bishop Heelan finished as the Class 3A state runner-up.
Branden was born on Aug. 6, 1997, and is the son of Kevin and Jeanie Hohenstein. He is a construction management major and has earned two spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was also a member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2017 and 2018. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.