Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2018, Media)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2017, 2018, 2019)
Boe Wilson played in all 12 games as a sophomore, starting the final nine contests at right guard while earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. In his nine starts at right guard, Nebraska averaged 490.3 yards of total offense per game. Overall, the Huskers averaged 456.2 yards of total offense per game in 2018 - the program's highest total in six years - while producing more than 560 yards of offense in four games. Wilson and the offensive line helped Nebraska post its most yards (659 against Minnesota) and highest point total (53 against Illinois) in a Big Ten Conference game since the Huskers joined the league in 2011. Individually, four different Huskers had a 100-yard rushing game in 2018 and three different Huskers had a 100-yard receiving game, while true freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez rewrote the Nebraska freshman record books while setting a school record with seven 300-yard total offense games. Nebraska also produced its first 1,000-yard receiver in school history in 2018 and had its first 1,000-yard rusher since 2014.
Wilson earned the first start of his career against Purdue, starting at right tackle as the Huskers totaled 582 yards of offense. Wilson also earned the start the next week at No. 16 Wisconsin, when the Huskers again totaled more than 500 yards of offense against a stout Badger defense. Nebraska came up just short of 500 yards of total offense at Northwestern before Wilson helped the Huskers total 659 yards against Minnesota, the Huskers' highest output since 2014 and most yards in a conference game since 2007. Wilson helped the Huskers have three 100-yard rushers against the Gophers. Wilson helped Nebraska gain 450 yards at No. 8 Ohio State, when the Huskers tied the school record with their sixth consecutive game gaining at least 450 yards. Nebraska then claimed the record outright by gaining 606 yards the next week in a win over Illinois.
Wilson appeared in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, seeing action on the offensive line, on special teams and even as a goal-line fullback late in the season. He was most utilized as a shield protector on Nebraska’s punt unit. Wilson also added depth to an offensive line that helped Nebraska rank second in the Big Ten in passing yards per game and threw for 3,330 yards, the fifth-highest total in school history. The line protected Tanner Lee as he threw for 3,143 yards in his only season as a Husker, while Stanley Morgan Jr. set a school record with 986 receiving yards and JD Spielman posted the first 200-yard receiving game in school history against No. 9 Ohio State.
Wilson redshirted in his first season with the Huskers. He spent time with the top offensive unit in preseason practice before coaches elected to redshirt Wilson.
Before Nebraska (Lee's Summit West HS)
Wilson was regarded as one of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest region. He was a three-year standout for Lee's Summit West and Coach Royce Boehm. As a senior, Wilson's play helped Lee's Summit West to a trip to the second round of the Class 6 state playoffs. Wilson's blocking helped the offense top 30 points in six games during the 2015 season. Wilson was named to the USA Today Missouri all-state team.
Wilson also helped his school to a state playoff appearance in 2014, when Lee's Summit West posted a 6-4 overall mark. Lee's Summit had a powerful offense in 2014, averaging nearly 375 yards of total offense per game. His play as a junior earned Wilson first-team all-conference honors.
Wilson was a second-team all-state selection as a sophomore in 2013 when Lee's Summit West posted a 13-1 record and captured the Class 5 state title.
Wilson participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January. He was ranked among the top 10 offensive guards in the country by both Scout.com and ESPN. He was also listed as a top 10 prospect in the state of Missouri by both ESPN and 247 Sports. Wilson also threw the shot put and discus on the Lee's Summit West track and field team.
Wilson did not take any other visits, but had a strong group of offers including Indiana, Kansas, Louisville and Purdue.
Boe is the son of Gina Vatz and Harry Wilson, and he was born on Aug. 23, 1997. He has earned four spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, and hospital outreach visits.