Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention BTN All-Freshman Team (2017)
» Nebraska Record for Most Starts by a True Freshman Offensive Lineman (9 in 2017)
Sophomore Brenden Jaimes (pronounced HY-mus) will be counted on to play a key role on the Nebraska offensive line in 2018. The 6-6, 300-pound Jaimes became just the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start at Nebraska and only the 11th Husker offensive lineman to play as a true freshman. Jaimes started the final nine games of the 2017 season at right tackle. This spring, Jaimes shifted to left tackle and is expected to hold down that key spot on the offensive line.
A Texas native, Jaimes earned honorable-mention BTN All-Freshman honors in 2017.
Jaimes was arguably the most productive true freshman offensive lineman in school history during an impressive debut season. After the coaching staff initially considered a redshirt season, Jaimes started the final nine games at right tackle. When he made his career debut by starting the Rutgers game, Jaimes became just the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start at Nebraska and only the 11th Husker offensive lineman to play as a true freshman. Jaimes’ nine starts were not only a school record for a true freshman offensive lineman, but he nearly matched the combined total of the four previous Husker true freshmen starters on the offensive line (11).
Jaimes was one of only three true freshmen offensive linemen in the Big Ten to start every conference game in 2017, and he was an honorable-mention All-Freshman team selection by the Big Ten Network.
Jaimes and the Husker offensive line helped Nebraska rank second in the Big Ten in passing (277.5 yards per game) in 2017. Nebraska totaled 3,330 passing yards, the fifth-highest passing total in school history (3,330 yards). The line protected Tanner Lee as he threw for 3,143 yards in his only season as a Husker, while Stanley Morgan Jr. set a school record with 986 receiving yards and JD Spielman posted the first 200-yard receiving game in school history against No. 9 Ohio State.
Before Nebraska (Lake Travis HS)
Jaimes brings a championship pedigree to the Nebraska program. A Texas native, Jaimes is part of an impressive collection offensive linemen in the Huskers’ 2017 recruiting class.
Jaimes was a standout on the offensive line at Lake Travis High School in Austin. Jaimes paved the way for an offense that averaged nearly 500 yards per game, including better than 290 passing yards per game. Lake Travis posted a 15-1 record en route to a Class 6A, Division 1 state title. Coach Hank Carter’s team was also ranked among the nation’s top prep teams in 2016.
Jaimes was named the District Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a Class 6A honorable-mention all-state choice. Jaimes was also a standout in 2015, when Lake Travis posted a 15-1 record and was the Class 6A state runner-up.
Jaimes is ranked among the top 300 overall prospects in the nation by Scout.com, which also listed him as one of the nation’s top 30 offensive tackles and the third-best tackle prospect in Texas. He was also listed among the top 50 tackles in the nation by both ESPN and 247 Sports.
Brenden was born on May 28, 1999, and is the son of Mark and Erica Jaimes. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.