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)
2019 Season Outlook
Junior offensive lineman Boe Wilson earned a starting job midway through last season and helped solidify the interior of the Nebraska offensive line. The 6-3, 300-pound Wilson is one of three returning starters on the offensive line and he is slated to hold down the right guard spot for the second straight season.
Wilson’s role in helping power Nebraska’s offensive improvement in the second half of the 2018 season was recognized, as the Missouri native earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. Wilson is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection who majors in criminology and criminal justice. He is also a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
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, helping the Huskers rank 25th nationally in total offense in 2018. Nebraska posted its most yards (659 against Minnesota) and highest point total (54 against Illinois) in a Big Ten Conference game since the Huskers joined the league in 2011. The line helped Stanley Morgan Jr. become the first 1,000-yard receiver in school history, while Adrian Martinez averaged a school-record 295.1 yards of total offense per game in 2018. Wilson's blocking also helped Devine Ozigbo rush for more than 1,000 yards.
Wilson earned the first start of his career against Purdue, when the Huskers totaled 582 yards of offense. The next week at No. 16 Wisconsin, NU again totaled more than 500 yards. Against Minnesota, Nebraska rolled up 659 yards, the Huskers’ highest total since 2014. In the final game of a school-record streak of seven consecutive games gaining at least 450 yards, Wilson and the line helped Nebraska gain 606 yards 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 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 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 went 13-1 and captured the Class 5 state title.
Wilson participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January of 2016. 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 by both ESPN and 247Sports. Wilson also threw the shot put and discus. 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 is a criminology and criminal justice major. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.