Katerian Legrone appeared in three games while preserving his redshirt season in his first year at Nebraska in 2018. He made his Husker debut in a win over Bethune-Cookman, catching an eight-yard pass from Noah Vedral in the fourth quarter. He also appeared on special teams against Illinois and Iowa.
Before Nebraska (Atlanta B.E.S.T. HS)
Legrone amassed nearly 2,000 career receiving yards for Business Engineering Science Tech (B.E.S.T.) High School and Coach Joshua Moore in Atlanta. Legrone finished his prep career with 104 receptions for 1,928 yards, averaging 18.5 yards per reception. He also totaled 549 career kickoff return yards and 30 punt return yards. Defensively, Legrone recorded 115 career tackles for B.E.S.T. with two interceptions, 16 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
As a senior in 2017, Legrone caught 52 passes for 824 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 15.8 yards per reception and 68.7 receiving yards per game. In his junior season, Legrone recorded 33 receptions for 671 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 20.3 yards per catch.
He also contributed as an underclassmen, catching 13 passes for 300 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore and making six receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman.
Legrone had more than a dozen scholarship offers and chose Nebraska over Central Florida, Colorado State, South Carolina and Syracuse, among others. A three-star recruit, the 247Sports Composite rankings listed Legrone as the nation’s No. 21 tight end prospect.