Honors & Awards » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
2014 (Redshirt) Freedom Akinmoladun (pronounced Ack – in – mole-uh-doon) redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2014.
Before Nebraska (Grandview) Freedom Akinmoladun was an early commitment for the Huskers, announcing his intention to attend Nebraska on the Fourth of July. The 6-4, 240-pound Akinmoladun attended Grandview High School where he earned second-team Class 4 all-state honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association as a senior. Akinmoladun caught 23 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns, while also recording 26 tackles and five tackles for loss from his defensive end position. His play helped Coach Andy Leech's team to a 5-6 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 4 playoffs. In 2012, Akinmoladun caught 14 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown, and also made a big impact on defense with 85 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and four sacks. Akinmoladun first made an impact on the Grandview varsity as a sophomore when he earned third-team all-state honors. Akinmoladun is regarded as one of the top 30 tight ends in the nation and ranks among the top 15 players in Missouri according to both Rivals.com and 247 Sports. Akinmoladun has also been a standout for the Grandview basketball team, ranking as one of the team's top rebounders. Akinmoladun only visited Nebraska after his commitment, but also had offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State and Northern Illinois. He was born on Feb. 11, 1996, and is the son of Sherryee Akinmoladun.