Redshirt freshman Broc Bando will enter the 2018 campaign looking to compete for playing time on the Husker offensive line. The 6-5, 315-pound Bando worked primarily at guard during spring practice, a position where two-year starters Jerald Foster and Tanner Farmer return in 2018. Bando redshirted in his first season in the program, after attending IMG Academy in Florida. Bando is a Lincoln native, who began his prep career at Lincoln Southeast High School, before moving to IMG.
Bando redshirted in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southeast HS/IMG Academy)
Bando was part of one of the nation’s top prep teams at IMG Academy. Playing for Coach Kevin Wright, Bando was a standout at both offensive guard and tackle, helping the Ascenders to an 11-0 record in 2016. IMG Academy finished the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in the USA Today prep rankings. Behind a strong offensive line, IMG Academy averaged nearly 390 yards per game and scored better than 35 points per contest.
Bando was also part of a perfect season at IMG Academy in 2015, as the school posted a 9-0 record and was ranked among the nation’s top 10 prep teams. Bando began his career at Lincoln Southeast in 2014, when he had 30 tackles and two sacks as a defensive lineman and earned honorable-mention All-City accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star. Bando also threw the shot put as a freshman and sophomore at Southeast.
Bando was ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 offensive guards in the 247Sports composite rankings and among the top linemen in Florida. Bando had offers from numerous schools, including Louisville, Mississippi State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Kansas State before selecting the Huskers.
Broc was born on Oct. 2, 1998, and is the son of Shannon Hanke. He is a business administration major. Bando has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road race and local hospital visits.