Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
Linebacker Will Honas joined the Nebraska program in January and will look to make an immediate impact for the Husker defense in 2018. The 6-1, 235-pound Honas has worked with the top units at inside linebacker and joins senior Dedrick Young and junior Mohamed Barry in giving Nebraska a strong trio of players at the position. Honas has outstanding football insticts and quickly picked up the Huskers’ defensive system.
Honas joined the Huskers after spending two seasons at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., where he was one of the nation’s top junior college linebackers. Honas compiled a 3.59 grade-point average in his first semester at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Bishop Carroll HS/Butler CC)
Honas helped coach Tim Schaffner’s squad at Butler Community College to a 15-8 record over the past two seasons. In 2017, Honas totaled 96 tackles in 11 games, including 3.0 sacks and a pair of interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He averaged 8.7 tackles per game and his 96 total tackles ranked 21st nationally. In his first season at Butler in 2016, Honas recorded 21 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Honas was regarded as a four-star prospect by ESPN. He was ranked as the top junior college inside linebacker by both ESPN and 247Sports and both services also listed Honas among the nation’s top 35 overall junior college recruits. Honas had more than a dozen scholarship offers and chose Nebraska after also visiting Arkansas, Iowa and Kansas State. Before enrolling at Butler, Honas played his prep ball for Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita.
Will is the son of Chris and Lori Honas and was born on Jan. 29, 1998. He is a nutrition and health sciences major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semester of 2018.