Honors & Awards
The four-year letterman's career receptions total fell just seven catches shy of Johnny Rodgers’ school record of 143. Nunn also recorded a pair of 40-catch seasons during his career and owns two of the top eight single-season receptions totals in school history. Nunn was a model of consistency throughout his career, including a streak of 32 straight games with a catch that spanned four seasons and was the second-longest streak in NU history.
In 2007, Nunn played in all 12 games with 10 starts at "Z" receiver. He finished the year with 35 catches for 452 yards. Nunn’s play helped the Huskers shatter the school passing record book and finish No. 7 nationally in passing offense and ninth in total offense.
Nunn had six games with three or more catches as a senior, led by a six-catch effort at Wake Forest. He hauled in five passes against Kansas State, when he also had his lone touchdown of the season, a seven-yarder in the fourth quarter. He had four catches for a season-high 88 yards in his career finale at Colorado, and also made four receptions against USC and Oklahoma State in Lincoln.
Nunn finished the 2006 season with a team-high 42 receptions for 597 yards and three touchdowns. He became the 13th Husker to break the 1,000-yard career receiving mark.
As a sophomore in 2005, Nunn earned postseason honors for his performance as a punt returner for the Huskers. He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the Austin American-Statesman and the Kansas City Star. He also earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press as an all-purpose player and was honorable-mention all-conference selection as a receiver by the Big 12 Coaches.
Nunn is on track to graduate in May of 2008, picking up his undergraduate degree in four years.
He became only the 13th Husker to break the 1,000-yard career mark early in the season, and caught more than one pass in all but two games, including five contests with at least four receptions.
Nunn totaled a season-high five catches against both Louisiana Tech and Texas and broke the 100-yard barrier for the first time in his career with 102 yards on four catches against Troy. Nunn also hauled in a career-long 75-yard reception to score NU’s opening touchdown against Kansas less than one minute into the contest. In addition to the TD catch against KU, he added scoring receptions against Missouri on a reverse pass from fellow wideout Maurice Purify and opened the scoring with a touchdown against Colorado.
Nunn again played a key role in Nebraska’s punt return game. He returned a team-high 18 punts for an average of 8.5 yards per return. Nunn had a season-long 31-yard punt return against USC that set up a first-quarter field goal.
Nunn opened the year with five catches against Louisiana Tech, then hauled in three passes in a win over Nicholls State. He added a 27-yard punt return against the Colonels, a week before his season-long return at USC.
The two-week stretch against Troy and Kansas was the most productive of Nunn’s career. He combined for seven receptions for 200 yards in the two games, including a 67-yard catch against the Trojans. A week later he moved past 1,000 career receiving yards with 98 yards against Kansas, including the 75-yard touchdown.
Nunn caught five passes against Texas to move into third place on the career receptions list, while also moving into the top 10 on the yardage list. Against Missouri, Nunn nabbed his second touchdown of the year on a 28-yard pass from Purify during a fake end-around play in the first quarter.
Nunn moved past Irving Fryar on the career receptions chart with three catches at Texas A&M. He then capped the regular season with four receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown against Colorado. In the process he moved into second place on the career receptions list.
Nunn reached the century mark in receptions with four catches for 37 yards against Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. He closed the year with one catch for eight yards in the Cotton Bowl against Auburn.
A consistent performer from start to finish, Nunn caught at least one pass in each of Nebraska’s 12 games, including seven games with four or more receptions. Nunn snagged a career-best eight receptions against Iowa State. He finished the year in strong fashion with at least four catches in each of the final five games.
Nunn teamed with fellow Husker sophomore Cortney Grixby to give Nebraska an excellent punt return unit. NU finished the season ranked 17th nationally in punt returns, averaging 12.9 yards per attempt. Nunn was a major factor in that ranking, as he finished third nationally in punt returns with an 18.3-yard average.
The all-around play of Nunn was recognized with postseason honors. He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a punt returner by the Austin American-Statesman and the Kansas City Star. He also earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press as an all-purpose player and was honorable-mention all-conference selection as a receiver by the Big 12 Coaches.
After not having a touchdown catch in his first 15 career games, Nunn recorded five touchdown receptions in a five-game stretch during Big 12 play, beginning with his first two career touchdowns against Texas Tech. He added his third touchdown as part of a five-catch effort a week later at Baylor, then had single touchdowns against Oklahoma and Kansas.
Nunn added his final two touchdowns in the Alamo Bowl against Michigan, including the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter and a season-long 52-yard reception to open the scoring. He and Swift’s seven touchdowns were the most by a Husker since tight end Gerald Armstrong had seven TDs in 1992. Nunn and Swift developed into a solid receiving duo for the Huskers. In conference play alone, the tandem combined for 75 catches and 11 touchdown receptions.
Nunn wasted no time in showing his ability as a punt returner, breaking a 62-yard return in the season opener against Maine to set up a touchdown. He added a 62-yard return against Pittsburgh and finished the season with four returns of 20 yards or more. His 135 punt return yards against Maine were the most by a Big 12 player in 2005.
He finished with 16 receptions for 218 yards, with a season-long 55-yard reception at Kansas State to set up a Nebraska touchdown. Nunn finished the year in strong fashion, registering five-catch efforts against both Iowa State and Colorado. His five receptions against Colorado covered a season-high 69 yards, part of a 300-plus yard passing day for Nebraska. Those five receptions also started his current streak of 27 straight games with a catch.
Before Nebraska (Cypress Falls HS)
Nunn caught 27 passes for 623 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, while averaging more than 23 yards per catch in his first varsity season. He had three touchdown catches in one game against Cypress Creek. He was selected to play in the second-annual Bayou Bowl that pitted the top players from Texas against the best from Louisiana. Nunn chose Nebraska over Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.
A speedster on the track, Nunn had a personal-best of 10.6 seconds in the 100-meter dash. He was also a member of the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams and was a four-year track letterman.
Nunn's Career Statistics