Honors & Awards
Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2003, 2004, 2006)
Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005)
Nebraska Defensive Scout Team MVP (2006)
Senior Tony Sullivan has provided depth at defensive end each of the past three seasons and hopes to make a push for playing time this fall. He will enter camp listed as a reserve at the open end position. Sullivan’s effort in practice is outstanding and last year he was honored as Nebraska’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
A walk-on, Sullivan made his first appearance in a game last fall against Colorado. He did not see action in 2004 or 2005, following a redshirt season in 2003. Sullivan is a five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll selection and is on track to earn his degree in business administration this December.
Sullivan played against Colorado in 2006, but did not have a tackle. He provided depth at defensive end, but did not play in a game in 2004 or 2005. A walk-on, Sullivan redshirted in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (Bishop Neumann HS)
Sullivan was a standout two-way lineman for Class C-1 powerhouse Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo. A team captain as a senior, Sullivan was voted the most outstanding lineman on both sides of the ball as a senior in 2002. His performance for Coach Tim Turman helped Neumann to an impressive record during Sullivan's years at the school. Neumann won the C-1 state title in his senior season, after reaching the semifinals in 2001 and posting a runner-up finish in 2000. Sullivan earned honorable-mention all-state honors from both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald for his efforts. A three-year letterman in track, Sullivan was also a member of Neumann's chapter of the National Honor Society.
The son of Mike and Sandy Sullivan, Tony was born on July 12, 1985. Sullivan carries a 3.229 cumulative grade-point average in business administration. He has been active in community outreach efforts, assisting with the Lincoln Action Program and local hospital visits.