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Lane Hovey
Player Profile:
Lane Hovey 823087
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Adel, Iowa
High School: Adel-Desoto-Minburn
Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013, 2014, 2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Receiver Lane Hovey earned significant playing time for Nebraska during the 2014 season and hopes to contend for an expanded role as a junior. The 6-4, 205-pound Hovey is a walk-on who provides a big receiving target in the passing game.

In addition to his work at receiver, Hovey also saw action on special teams. He is one of the most successful Huskers off the field, earning academic All-Big Ten honors. Hovey was one of three football student-athletes in the conference to be named to the team wiht a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

2014 (Sophomore)
Hovey played in every game and finished with five receptions for 69 yards. He made his biggest contribution with three catches for 48 yards at Fresno State, including a career-long 29-yard catch. Hovey had an eight-yard catch at Michigan State and made a 13-yard grab in the fourth quarter against Minnesota.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)    
Hovey added depth at receiver and played against South Dakota State and Southern Miss, but did not have a reception.

2012 (Redshirt)    
He redshirted in his first season in 2012.

Before Nebraska (ADM Adel HS)
Hovey helped lead ADM Adel (Iowa) High School to a 12-1 record as a senior in 2011, when he was a Class 3A first-team all-state selection. He was a standout for an ADM receiving corps that ranked second in the state in touchdown receptions, third in catches and fourth in receiving yards. Hovey ended his career on a strong note, leading his team with four catches and 33 receiving yards in his final game, a loss in the semifinals of the Iowa Class 3A state playoffs. Hovey also played basketball and ran track for the Tigers.
Lane is the son of Kent and Sondra Hovey and was born on Oct. 8, 1993. He is a business administration major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first six semesters and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2015. Hovey is a two-time member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, FCA, Teammates, and local hospital and school visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 15 (2 in 2013; 13 in 2014)
» Receiving: 5 catches for 69 yards (all in 2014)
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