Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Redshirt freshman Garret Johns made the switch from offense to defense this spring and will look to make a bid for playing time in the front four this fall. The 6-0, 280-pound Johns walked on from Aurora High School and began his career on the offensive line.
Garret Johns redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)
A multi-sport athlete at Aurora High School, Johns walked on at Nebraska after a successful prep career. As a senior, Johns was named to the All-Nebraska second team by the Omaha World-Herald and the Super Sate second team by the Lincoln Journal Star after leading the Huskies to the Class B state playoffs with an 8-3 overall record from his offensive line position. Johns was one of 13 Husker walk-ons selected to participate in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in June. Johns was also a standout on the wrestling mat where he won the Class B heavyweight state championship as a junior and senior, posting a combined 82-0 record. Johns chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays.
Garret was born on Nov. 10, 1993, and is the son of Joe and Rosemary Johns.