Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2017, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Junior Eli Sullivan has been a key special teams’ player the past two seasons, and his role in that area will likely expand in 2019. The 6-2, 215-pounder has also provided depth in the secondary during his Nebraska career, and this fall he should push for playing time at safety where Nebraska lost three seniors to graduation. Sullivan joined the program as a walk-on from Longmont, Colo.
Sullivan is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection while majoring in mechanical engineering. He is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
Sullivan played in seven games as a sophomore in 2018, primarily on special teams. He made his career debut on defense against Bethune-Cookman and recorded his first career tackle against the Wildcats.
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
A walk-on, Sullivan appeared in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2017, and he was a member of Nebraska’s travel roster for the entire Big Ten Conference season. Sullivan made his biggest impact on the Husker kick coverage unit, where he totaled two tackles, both solo stops at Purdue.
Sullivan redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season.
Before Nebraska (Longmont HS)
A four-year starter at Longmont High School in Colorado, Sullivan totaled 32 touchdowns during his career. As a senior in 2015, Sullivan caught 12 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing 60 times for 524 yards and seven scores. Defensively, he had 32 tackles, 21 of which were solo stops, and added four interceptions.
As a junior in 2014, he tallied 50 receptions for 661 yards and four touchdowns and also had 62 carries for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Sullivan also returned kickoffs and punted for Longmont. Sullivan recorded 89 carries for 878 yards and seven touchdowns, while catching 27 passes for 500 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore. Sullivan also ran track and played basketball for Longmont. He helped Longmont to a 25-2 record in basketball in 2015-16.
Eli is the son of Bill and Jennifer Sullivan, and he was born on Oct. 29, 1997. He is a mechanical engineering major. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Link N Leaders, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.