Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
» Nebraska Scout Team Special Teams MVP (2016)
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Conor Young competed for playing time on a talented Husker receiving corps in 2018, but did not appear in a game.
Young emerged as a valuable addition to the Huskers’ talented wide receiving corps as a sophomore. He appeared in the first 10 games of his career and made his first career start against No. 9 Ohio State. Young had his only two catches against the Buckeyes, finishing with 31 yards, including a career-long 23-yard reception. In addition to his work at wide receiver, Young was also a member of Nebraska’s kickoff coverage unit.
A walk-on from Cozad High School, Young began his career at defensive back before moving to offense. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his five semesters at NU and carries a 3.897 grade-point average in accounting
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Young added depth in a veteran receiving corps, but did not see action in a game. He was part of the travel roster on multiple occasions as NU battled injuries at the receiver spot.
Young redshirted and worked as a scout team defensive back.
Before Nebraska (Cozad HS)
Young was an outstanding performer throughout his career at Cozad High School, helping his team rank among the top schools in the Class C-1 ranks. As a senior, Young threw for 1,311 yards and 17 touchdowns for Coach Brian Cargill's team. Young ran for 982 yards and 12 touchdowns, compiling four 100-yard rushing games. On defense, Young intercepted six passes, while adding 11 pass breakups. He averaged nearly 30 yards on kickoff returns and better than 20 yards on punt returns.
Young helped Cozad to a 10-2 record in 2014 and a trip to the Class C-1 state semifinals. He was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick as a defensive back by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.
Young was an honorable-mention all-state pick as a junior, helping Cozad to a 13-0 record and a Class C-1 state title. Young had 19 receptions for 509 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. Defensively, he had 64 tackles, four tackles for loss and six interceptions to lead the defense.
In addition to football, Young shined in baseball, basketball and track throughout high school. He helped lead Cozad to a Class B State Championship track title in 2014 and was part of the championship 4x100m relay squad in the process.
Conor was born on Oct. 26, 1996, and he is the son of Marcus and Melinda Young. Conor is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, Red Cross and hospital outreach visits and claimed a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2017. His older brother, Dreu, lettered as a tight end at Nebraska from 2007 to 2009.