Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
Redshirt freshman Trent Hixson joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from perennial prep power Omaha Skutt Catholic. The 6-4, 300-pound Hixson had a productive first season in the Nebraska strength and conditioning program and will add depth at offensive tackle this season. Hixson is off to a strong start in the classroom, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his two semesters and posting a 3.67 grade-point average through the spring semester of 2018.
Hixson redshirted in his first season. He was a standout in practice on the offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Skutt Catholic HS)
Trent Hixson played in 13 games as a senior at Skutt Catholic, helping his team to a 10-3 record and a Class B state runner-up finish. He recorded 96 total tackles, including 10 for a loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery for Coach Matt Turman.
Hixson was named second-team Super State and first-team All-Class B by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2016. He was also an Omaha World Herald first-team All-Class B performer as both a junior and senior. He was also a Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald All-Class B defensive lineman as a junior in 2015.
Hixson racked up 67 tackles and four tackles for loss during his junior season and had 57 tackles and 3 TFL on a state championship team as a sophomore in 2014. Hixson finished with 214 career tackles, the second-most in Skutt history. Hixson played in two games as a sophomore on the offensive line, and he also recorded four total tackles on defense. Hixson was also on the wrestling team in high school and finished fifth in Class B at 285 pounds in 2016.
Trent was born on April 10, 1999, and is the son of Rick and Micki Hixson. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his first two semesters. He was a member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2018. Hixson volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.