Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017)
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Kitten brought depth to the offensive line as a redshirt freshman but did not appear in a game.
Kitten redshirted in his first season and worked on the scout team offense.
Before Nebraska (Santana High School)
Kitten played three years on varsity for Head Coach Tim Estes and position coaches Bobby Seiner and Broc Arnaize. As an offensive lineman for the Santana Sultans, Kitten earned second-team all-state honors as a senior in 2015. That same year, he claimed the National Football Foundation Player-of-the-Year award and was named captain of the Union Tribune Football All-Academic Team.
Kitten also competed for the track and field team at Santana High School. He earned Grossmont League MVP honors in 2015 and 2016, after claiming the league titles in shot put and discus both years.
A four-year honor roll member, Kitten was a two-time Union Tribune All-Academic Team pick for both football and track.
The son of Mike and Terri Kitten, Jake was born on Jan. 2, 1998. Jake is a mathematics education major and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with hospital visits and the Souper Bowl of Caring.