Before Nebraska (Lincoln Pius X HS)
Lincoln native Austin Jablonski, a talented athlete, starred as a quarterback for Lincoln Pius X High School as a junior and senior. As a senior, he completed nearly 57 percent of his passes for 1,807 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for 592 yards and nine touchdowns for Coach Ryan Kearney’s team, helping the Thunderbolts to the Class A state playoffs. Jablonski earned honorable-mention all-state recognition from the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald and was a member of the Journal Star’s all-city team as an athlete. As a junior in 2017, Jablonski earned honorable-mention all-state accolades by passing for 773 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing for 669 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore, Jablonski helped Pius to a 6-5 record by rushing for 171 yards and adding 198 passing yards. Following his career, Jablonski was selected to play in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Jablonski was also a member of the Thunderbolt basketball team, helping Pius to a Class B state championship as a senior.