Quarterback Brion Carnes (pronounced Bree-on) joins the Nebraska program after a highly successful prep career at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla. The 6-1, 180-pound Carnes is the cousin of Nebraska All-America quarterback Tommie Frazier, who also starred at Manatee High before his Husker career from 1992 to 1995. Carnes has been the starting quarterback for Coach Jo Kinnan at Manatee since his freshman season and compiled a 39-12 record as a starter. A dual-threat quarterback, Carnes threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for another 440 yards and 12 touchdowns. His performance helped Manatee to its first appearance in the state championship game in 16 years. Carnes was a first-team all-area pick by the Bradenton Herald and was selected to play in the FACA North-South All-Star Football Classic in December. During his junior season, Carnes completed 84-of-148 passes for 1,227 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for another 243 yards and five touchdowns. In his career, Carnes threw for better than 6,000 yards and nearly 50 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 1,100 yards and 23 touchdowns. He quickly excelled when taking over the Manatee High offense, leading his team to a state semifinal appearance as a freshman in 2006. Rivals.com ranks Carnes as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and among the top 50 players in the state of Florida. Carnes chose Nebraska over Western Kentucky and South Florida. Brion is the son of Lorenzo and Faith Carnes, and was born on May 27, 1991.
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