Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2009)
Senior Brodrick Nickens will look to earn playing time this fall in his final season in the Nebraska program. The 6-5, 310-pound Nickens has spent his first four years as a reserve on the offensive line, including seeing action at guard last fall.
This spring Nickens has made the move to defensive tackle where he hopes to use his size and athleticism to earn playing time at a spot where NU is looking for players to step forward.
A communication studies major, Nickens is on track to graduate in May of 2014.
Nickens was a backup offensive guard and saw action in NU wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.
Nickens added depth on the line, but did not see game action.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Nickens added depth on the line, but did not appear in a game.
Nickens sat out his first season in the program as a walk-on and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Alliance HS)
Nickens starred at Alliance High School where he helped Coach Travis Hawk's team to the 2008 Class B state quarterfinals. Nickens earned first-team all-conference, first-team all-district and honorable-mention all-state honors (LJS) after paving the way for starting running back Cody Anthony to rush for more than 1,000 yards.
Nickens also lined up on defense for Alliance, posting 55 tackles and three sacks during his career. He turned down scholarship offers from UNK and Wayne State and was pursued as a walk-on by Colorado and Colorado State.
Nickens is the son of Kevin and Angela Conley, and he was born on Sept. 2, 1991. He is majoring in communication studies and was named to the 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll. He has volunteered at the Northeast Family Center, the People’s City Mission and local school visits.
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