Honors & Awards
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
Sophomore Tanner Farmer enters the 2016 season in hopes of competing for playing time at offensive guard on a line that graduated four key seniors. The 6-4, 295-pound Farmer worked with the top unit at right guard and is a strong contender for a starting job this fall.
Farmer was one of the top offensive line recruits in the country in 2014, and is one of the most powerful players in the program. Farmer spent the offseason doing double duty. In addition to his off-season work in the weight room, Farmer spent time with the Husker wrestling team where he was a backup in the 285-pound weight class and posted a 5-1 record in open tournaments.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Farmer added depth at offensive guard, but did not appear in a game.
Farmer redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and impressed on the NU scout team.
Before Nebraska (Highland HS)
Farmer was a standout for Coach Jim Warnecke Jr. at Highland High School in Illinois. Farmer’s blocking helped the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A quarterfinals. The coaches tabbed Farmer as a first-team Illinois Class 5A all-state selection in 2013.
Farmer’s play helped Highland make great improvement from 2011 to 2013. Highland was 0-9 during Farmer’s sophomore season, then improved to 5-5 and a state playoff berth in 2012.
Farmer was one of the top performers at “The Opening” all-star camp and participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January. Farmer only visited Nebraska, but did have scholarship offers from Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. Rivals.com listed Farmer as the No. 4 offensive guard prospect in the country and the 82nd-ranked 2014 recruit overall.
Farmer was a two-time Class 2A wrestling state champion at 285 pounds.
The son of Brian and Connie Farmer, Tanner was born on March 1, 1996. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, and local hospital and school visits.