Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Redshirt freshman Jake Kitten will compete for playing time on a talented Husker offensive line. Kitten did not appear in a game for Nebraska, after redshirting in 2016, but still made strides off the field for the Huskers. The Santee, California, native earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in fall 2016.
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 January 2, 1998. He has one brother, Mark. Jake is a mathematics education major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in fall 2016.