Honors & Awards » Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) » Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Junior Brandon Reilly provides a speedy receiving threat in the Nebraska offense and also gives the Huskers an outstanding contributions on special teams. Reilly missed the first half of last season but quickly worked his way back into the playing rotation after his return. The 6-1, 195-pound Reilly was impressive in Nebraska’s new offensive system during the spring and will vie for a starting position in 2015.
One of the fastest players on the roster, Reilly has shown big-play ability, and he could also factor in the return game. A former walk-on, Reilly earned a scholarship before his sophomore season. Reilly is a two-time academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 (Sophomore) Reilly missed the first six games with an injury, but returned to play in the final seven games, including a start at Wisconsin. Reilly had six catches for 85 yards on the season, including four catches for 36 yards in the Holiday Bowl. He also had a 14-yard catch at Wisconsin and a career-long 35-yard catch at Iowa. His reception at Iowa put NU deep in Hawkeye territory in the closing seconds and set up a game-tying field goal.
On special teams, Reilly blocked a punt against Purdue and helped alter another punt against the Boilermakers. He added one assisted tackle.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman) Reilly played in 10 games as a reserve at receiver. He caught three passes for 24 yards, including two catches for 19 yards at Penn State. He also had a five-yard reception against South Dakota State. Reilly also saw action on special teams.
2012 (Redshirt) Reilly redshirted in his first season in 2012.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS) A standout on both sides of the ball for Lincoln Southwest, Reilly earned honorable-mention all-state accolades as a senior from the Omaha World-Herald. Reilly caught 18 passes for 339 yards and was also a threat on special teams, amassing over 650 kickoff and punt return yards, including three returns for touchdowns. Reilly showed big-play ability as a senior, with eight of his nine touchdowns covering 50 yards or more.
On defense, Reilly totaled 59 tackles and three interceptions to earn a spot on the first-team Lincoln Journal Star Super State team as a defensive back. Reilly capped his prep career by catching six passes for 117 yards and one touchdown en route to earning offensive MVP honors at the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Also a member of the Southwest basketball team, Reilly chose to walk on at Nebraska after receiving interest from Nebraska-Kearney, Southeast Missouri State and South Dakota.
Personal The son of Paul Reilly and Julie Matthes, Brandon was born on Sept. 24, 1993. He is majoring in marketing, and is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Reilly has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local school, hospital and community rec center outreach events.
Reilly's Career Statistics
10 at Penn State
35 at Iowa
35 at Iowa
» Receptions – 4 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Receiving Yards – 36 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl)
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