Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017)
2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore receiver Jaevon McQuitty will enter the 2019 season poised to earn his first significant playing time for the Huskers. McQuitty had a solid spring practice and lined up primarily at the X receiver position where Nebraska must replace Stanley Morgan Jr. who finished as the school’s all-time leading receiver.
The 6-0, 200-pound McQuitty has good size and speed and got a good taste of game action in 2018, appearing in six contests. In addition to battling for playing time at receiver, the Missouri native could also make an impact on special teams.
In the classroom, McQuitty is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
McQuitty appeared in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2018, although he did not record a reception. He appeared on special teams in his Husker debut against Colorado before lining up at wide receiver in games against No. 19 Michigan, No. 16 Wisconsin, Minnesota, Bethune-Cookman and Illinois.
McQuitty was poised to play as a true freshman before an injury in fall camp forced him to sit out the season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Battle HS)
McQuitty starred for four seasons at Battle High School for Coach Justin Conyers, the first four years of the school’s existence. McQuitty finished his career at Battle with 147 receptions, 2,649 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. He holds all but two of nine school receiving records.
McQuitty had a strong senior year despite battling an injury. McQuitty earned first-team all-state honors from the Missouri Coaches Association and second-team All-Missouri honors from USA Today. He caught 39 passes for 854 yards and 12 touchdowns, including seven catches for 247 yards and four touchdowns against Vianney. His play helped Battle High post a 14-1 record and reach the semifinals of the Class 5 playoffs.
In his junior season in 2015, McQuitty had 58 receptions for 1,077 yards, an average of nearly 19 yards per reception. He reached the end zone 12 times, including a 99-yard touchdown reception. McQuitty earned first-team all-state honors and helped the Spartans to an 11-3 record and a state playoff appearance in 2015. McQuitty was part of a Class 5 state championship team at Battle in 2014. He was a regular at receiver as a sophomore, catching 12 passes for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
McQuitty was ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri by ESPN and the second-ranked player in the state in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He was listed among the top 50 receivers in the country by every recruiting service and was listed as the nation’s No. 300 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings. McQuitty only visited Nebraska, but had multiple offers, including Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Iowa State.
Jaevon was born on July 16, 1999, and is the son of James McQuitty and Sonya Johnson. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. McQuitty has volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.