Irons redshirted during his first year at Nebraska.
New Orleans product Glenn Irons will add an explosive athlete to the Huskers' offense and return game as part of the 2014 signing class. The 5-9, 160-pound Irons was one of three players from Edna Karr High School to sign with the Huskers, joining teammates Jariah Tolbert and Jaevon Walton. It marked the first time Nebraska signed three players from the same high school since the Huskers signed a trio of players from Lakeview Centennial High School in Texas in 1989. Irons had an impressive senior season for Coach Nathaniel Jones, helping Edna Karr to a 13-3 record and a trip to the state championship game. Irons racked up more than 1,000 yards receiving and caught 12 touchdown passes. Irons added nine touchdowns in the return game and was chosen as a first-team 4A all-state selection as a return man. Irons also earned all-area and all-district honors as a senior. During his junior season, Irons had more than 500 yards and 12 touchdowns receiving, helping Edna Karr to a 14-0 record and a Class 4A state title. Irons also saw action for Edna Karr in 2011, helping the school to an 11-4 record and the first of three straight state title game appearances. Irons also participated in basketball and track at Edna Karr High. Irons was regarded as one of the top 65 players in the talent-rich state of Louisiana according to 247 Sports. Irons chose Nebraska over offers from Kent State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Old Dominion, South Alabama and Western Kentucky. Irons was born on March 15, 1996, and he is the son of Unjell Irons and Darren Brooks.