2014 (Redshirt) Graham redshirted his first year at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska Nolan Graham joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on and is expected to begin his Husker career in the defensive backfield. Graham excelled at safety for Coach Jim Jacobsen at Norris High School, helping the Titans to the state playoffs the past three seasons. As a senior, Graham made 141 total tackles, including four tackles for loss and a sack. He also had an interception that he returned for a touchdown, and his play helped Norris to a 6-4 record in 2013. Graham was also a key defender for Norris in 2012, when the school posted a 10-3 record and reached the finals of the Class B state playoffs. As a senior, Graham was an honorable-mention Class B all-state selection, and was a member of the Beatrice Daily Sun All-Sunland Team. Graham is a standout in the classroom and earned a UNL Regents Scholarship. He is the son of Jim and Ami Graham, and he was bron on March 24, 1996.