Honors and Awards
- Tom Novak Award (2013)
- Offensive Scout Team MVP (2009)
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2012)
- Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2012, 2013)
The play of senior quarterback Ron Kellogg III has been one of the main storylines of 2013. A walk-on who earned his scholarship before the 2013 season, Kellogg is one of three quarterbacks who have seen extensive playing time this season.
Kellogg entered the season as the co-No. 2 quarterback with Tommy Armstrong Jr., behind four-year starter Taylor Martinez. However, Martinez suffered a foot injury that limited him to just four games, leaving the quarterback spot to Armstrong and Kellogg.
Kellogg made the most of his opportunities, seeing significant time behind Armstrong, while starting the final regular-season game against Iowa. Kellogg is the team leader with 919 passing yards, completing better than 60 percent of his passes, including six touchdowns.
Kellogg had one of the most memorable moments in Husker history with a game-winning Hail Mary pass against Northwestern. He also came off the bench at Penn State to lead Nebraska to a come-from-behind overtime win over the Nittany Lions. Kellogg picked up his degree in December and is one of 19 Husker seniors playing the bowl game as a graduate.
Wyoming: Did not play in the season opener. Southern Miss: Came off the bench in the second half... was 4-of-5 through the air for 24 yards... also ran once for a career-high nine yards. UCLA: Did not play. SDSU: Completed 8-of-9 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown... also rushed twice for seven yards... guided NU to scores on 3-of-4 first-half drives. Illinois: Saw time at quarterback off the bench against the Illini... was 3-of-6 for 51 yards... his first pass of the game was a then-career-long 31-yard strike to Quincy Enunwa. Purdue: Had a career day off the bench, completing 10-of-13 passes for a then-career-high 141 yards... picked up his second TD pass of the season and third of his career in the fourth quarter with an eight-yard completion to Quincy Enunwa... completed a then-career-long 35-yard pass to Enunwa in the second quarter. Minnesota: Didn’t play at Minnesota. Northwestern: Completed a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to redshirt freshman Jordan Westerkamp at the end of regulation... was the first game-winning Hail Mary touchdown pass in Nebraska history... finished the game 7-of-13 for 104 yards and one touchdown... was 6-of-8 on the game-winning drive for 83 yards. Michigan: Saw action off the bench... was 1-for-4 through the air for six yards... also ran once for five yards. Michigan State: Led Nebraska on its final drive of the game... went 8-for-11 for 67 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ameer Abdullah. Penn State: Played all but three series of the game following an ankle injury to starter Tommy Armstrong Jr... completed a career-high 20 passes on 34 attempts for a then-career-best 191 yards and one touchdown, a 27-yard pass to Enunwa in the second quarter. Iowa: Completed 19 passes on a career-high 37 attempts for a career-best 199 yards... threw a 15-yard TD pass to Enunwa in the fourth quarter.
Kellogg III saw action in NU wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota. He finished the year with 22 passing yards, while connecting on 4-of-9 attempts. He completed 3-of-5 passes for 19 yards against Idaho State, including an 8-yard TD pass to Steven Osborne. Kellogg III also had two rushes on the season.
Kellogg did not play in a game as NU's third quarterback, but was a regular member of the travel roster.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Kellogg provided depth at quarterback. He did not play in a game, but did make the travel roster for Nebraska's final two road games.
Kellogg quarterbacked the scout team, and earned Scout Team MVP honors.
Before Nebraska (Omaha Westside HS)
Kellogg joined the Huskers as a walk-on from Omaha Westside High School, where he starred at quarterback. Kellogg helped the Warriors and Coach Marty Kaufmann to the state playoffs as a senior, when he passed for 12 touchdowns. Kellogg earned honorable-mention Class A all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star for his play. He also held scholarship offers from Northwest Missouri State and North Dakota and a walk-on offer from Iowa.
Ron III is the son of Ron Jr., and Latrice Kellogg, and was born on Nov. 1, 1990. Kellogg’s father earned all-conference honors in basketball at Kansas, before being selected in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft. Kellogg III is majoring in sociology. He has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, National Student-Athlete Day, the YMCA, at hospital and elementary school visits, along with the Madonna Wheelchair Football Workshop. Kellogg’s community outreach work earned him a spot on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2012.
» Pass Attempts - 9 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Pass Completions - 8 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Passing Yards - 136 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Passing Touchdowns - 1 vs. Idaho State (2012), vs. SDSU (2013)
» Rushes - 2 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Rushing Yards - 7 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Rushing Touchdowns - None
» Total Offense Yards - 143 vs. SDSU (2013)