Honors & Awards
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Redshirt freshman receiver Kade Warner will look to earn playing time in a talented group of Husker wide receivers in 2018. The 6-1, 210-pound Warner redshirted in his first season and added strength in the Husker weight room. Warner capped a solid spring with a 57-yard touchdown reception in the spring game.
Warner joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on in 2017, and is the son of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.
Warner utilized his redshirt in 2017 after suffering an injury during fall camp.
Before Nebraska (Desert Mountain High School)
Warner was a standout wide receiver for Head Coach David Sedmak and Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Warner scored 39 touchdowns in three seasons for the Wolves, including 35 receiving touchdowns and finished with just under 3,000 all-purpose yards.
In his senior season, Warner broke the state record for most career catches in 11-man football, with 241 catches. He passed former Desert Mountain receiver and current NFL tight end, Mark Andrews, who finished his career with 207 catches. A two-time all-state receiver, Warner was named the 2016 Arizona Wide Receiver of the Year and the 2017 District Player of the Year.
Kade's father, Kurt, was Desert Mountain's offensive coordinator. Kade also played basketball, track and Lacrosse at Desert Mountain High School. Kade chose Nebraska over a scholarship offer from the University of San Diego and preferred walk-on offers from several schools, including Arizona State University, UCLA, Northwestern and Iowa.
Kade was born on Sept. 29, 1998, and is the son of Kurt and Brenda Warner. He is majoring in fisheries and wildlife and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll his first two semesters. Warner has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.
His father Kurt was a quarterback for Northern Iowa from 1989-93. As an undrafted free agent, the elder spent time with the Arena Football League (Iowa Barnstormers), before signing with the St. Louis Rams in 1998. He led the Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV following the 1999 NFL season, where they beat the Tennessee Titans and Warner earned the MVP award. He also played for the New York Giants (2004) and the Arizona Cardinals (2005-09), before retiring. Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.