Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
Junior fullback Bo Kitrell will head into the 2017 campaign hoping to compete for playing time on the Nebraska offense, while possibly contributing on special teams. Kitrell worked at fullback in 2016, but will work at tight end this spring.
Kitrell walked on to the Husker program after an impressive career as a two-way standout at Ashland-Greenwood High School. He is a second generation Husker as his father, Barry, played fullback for the Huskers in the 1980s. Kitrell is among Nebraska’s top performers in the classroom, carrying better than a 3.85 cumulative grade-point average in civil engineering.
Kitrell added depth at fullback, but did not appear in a game.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Kitrell added depth at fullback, but did not play in a game.
Kitrell redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season with Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Ashland-Greenwood HS)
As a senior, Kitrell rushed 100 times for 578 yards and seven touchdowns, while catching six passes, including a touchdown. He had an impressive 206 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He added two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles for Coach Ryan Thompson’s team. Kitrell’s play helped Ashland-Greenwood to an 11-2 record and a Class C-1 state runner-up finish.
Kitrell was also a key defensive performer in 2012, when Ashland-Greenwood posted a 7-3 record and made the second round of the state playoffs. As a senior, Kitrell was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick on defense by the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, and also made the World-Herald’s All-Omaha area team. Kitrell was also an academic all-state selection.
The son of Barry and Amy Kitrell, Bo was born on Sept. 13, 1995. He is majoring in civil engineering and was has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first five semesters. He also has been active in NU’s community outreach efforts, earning spots on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017). Kitrell has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, American Education Week, FCA and local hospital visits.