2014 (Redshirt) Cole Conrad redshirted during his first year at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Archbishop Bergan) Conrad was one of several in-state line prospects in Nebraska's 2014 walk-on class. Conrad helped Archbishop Bergan High School to an 8-2 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class C-2 state playoffs. Conrad's dominant play on the offensive line for Coach Seth Mruz helped power an offense that averaged nearly 270 rushing yards per game. On defense, Conrad made 27 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. Conrad was also a key part of Bergan's success in 2012, when the Knights posted an 8-3 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. For his play in 2013, Conrad earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors as an offensive lineman from the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also the honorary defensive captain of the Fremont Tribune's all-area team. Conrad is the son of Jim and Christy Conrad and he was born on July 24, 1995.