Anthony Banderas is a Lincoln native from Southwest High School. He played both linebacker and running back for the Silver Hawks, rushing for 273 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. On defense, Banderas recorded 83 total tackles over his final two years with four interceptions, one sack, one pass breakup and one blocked punt. An honorable-mention all-state selection and all-city pick as a senior, Banderas also excelled in track and field, where he won two city championships in the shot put and one in discus. Southwest’s school record holder in the discus, Banderas also won the conference and district title in the discus in 2017, in addition to winning conference in the shot put. He also placed second in the discus and third in the shot put at the 2017 state meet. In the classroom, Banderas was twice named to the football all-academic team. Anthony is the son of Tom and Amy Banderas. His father, Tom, played tight end at Nebraska, lettering three years from 1985 to 1987. His older brother Josh, was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the Huskers from 2013 to 2016.