Honors & Awards
Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009)
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2010)
Quarterback Kody Spano has battled injuries and hard luck in his quest to earn playing time during his Nebraska career. Spano was poised to contend for playing time at quarterback in 2009, before a knee injury ended his spring practice. The Texas native pushed through the rehabilitation process to return to the practice field for fall camp, only to suffer another knee injury.
The 6-2, 210-pound Spano again returned to full strength in time for 2010 spring practice, and he will enter the fall with hopes of being a key part of the battle for playing time at quarterback. Spano originally graduated from high school early and joined the Husker program in January of 2008.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Spano suffered a knee injury during fall camp and underwent subsequent surgery that forced him to miss the season.
Spano redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and served as the scout team quarterback.
Before Nebraska (Stephenville HS)
Spano was one of nine Texans in the 2008 Nebraska recruiting class. During his senior season at Stephenville High School, Spano passed for 2,263 yards and 23 touchdowns, while completing better than 62 percent of his passes. His play helped Coach Chad Morris' squad to a 10-2 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Spano rushed for 366 yards and 11 touchdowns. His performance as a senior earned him Offensive MVP honors in Class 4A District 8, and second-team Class 4A all-state honors.
Spano also produced big numbers as a junior, throwing for 2,889 yards and 31 touchdowns, while rushing for an additional 532 yards and 10 touchdowns. Stephenville finished 10-2 under his direction in 2006. Spano earned second-team all-state honors during his junior season.
Spano was ranked as the nation's No. 9 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com and among the top 50 players in the Lone Star State. Spano also competed for the track team, and won the district title in the discus as a junior. Spano was a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to Nebraska, Spano visited Oklahoma State and received scholarship offers from TCU and Tulsa.
Kody is the son of Kyle and Kim Spano, and was born on April 25, 1989. He is majoring in accounting and is a three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll selection. Spano has volunteered his time with local hospital visits and the Lincoln Public Schools.