Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2018, Coaches & Media)
» Honorable-Mention BTN All-Freshman Team (2017)
» NU Record for Most Starts by a True Freshman Offensive Lineman (9 in 2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Junior Brenden Jaimes returns for the 2019 season and is once again slated to hold down the starting left tackle spot for the Huskers. The 6-6, 300-pound Jaimes is expected to team with fellow junior Matt Farniok to give Nebraska a pair of bookend offensive tackles. Jaimes has started 21 consecutive games over the past two seasons.
Jaimes is one of three returning offensive line starters who will be counted on to help the Husker offense continue to make strides in the second season of Coach Scott Frost’s system. Jaimes originally earned a starting role at right tackle as a true freshman, and became just the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to earn a starting job at Nebraska.
A Texas native, Jaimes was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten choice as a sophomore and is poised to contend for higher honors in 2019. In the classroom, he is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
Nebraska’s primary right tackle in 2017, Jaimes moved to left tackle in 2018 and started every game at the position as a sophomore, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. Nebraska averaged 456.2 yards of total offense per game in 2018 - ranking 25th nationally in that category - while producing more than 560 yards of offense in four games. Jaimes and the offensive line helped Nebraska post its most yards (659 against Minnesota) and highest point total (54 against Illinois) in a Big Ten Conference game dating back to the Huskers joining the league in 2011.
Jaimes specifically helped protect true freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, who ranked 12th nationally in total offense per game and led all FBS freshmen nationally in that category while setting three Husker season records. Nebraska also produced its first 1,000-yard receiver in school history in 2018 and had its first 1,000-yard rusher since 2014.
Jaimes and the offensive line helped Nebraska total 565 yards in the season opener against Colorado. After Nebraska posted back-to-back games with more than 500 yards of total offense against Purdue and No. 16 Wisconsin, Jaimes helped the Huskers total 606 yards of offense in a win against Illinois, when Nebraska set a school record with its seventh straight game producing at least 450 yards of total offense.
Jaimes was arguably the most productive true freshman offensive lineman in school history during an impressive debut season. After the coaching staff initially considered a redshirt season, Jaimes started the final nine games at right tackle. When he made his career debut by starting the Rutgers game, Jaimes became just the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start at Nebraska and only the 11th Husker offensive lineman to play as a true freshman. Jaimes’ nine starts were not only a school record for a true freshman offensive lineman, but he nearly matched the combined total of the four previous Husker true freshmen starters on the offensive line (11).
Jaimes was one of only three true freshmen offensive linemen in the Big Ten to start every conference game in 2017, and he was an honorable-mention All-Freshman team selection by the Big Ten Network.
Jaimes and the Husker offensive line helped Nebraska rank second in the Big Ten in passing (277.5 yards per game) in 2017. Nebraska totaled 3,330 passing yards, the fifth-highest passing total in school history (3,330 yards). 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.
Before Nebraska (Lake Travis HS)
Jaimes was a standout on the offensive line at Lake Travis High School in Austin. Jaimes paved the way for an offense that averaged nearly 500 yards per game in 2016, including better than 290 passing yards per game. Lake Travis posted a 15-1 record en route to a Class 6A Division 1 state title. Coach Hank Carter’s team was also ranked among the nation’s top prep teams in 2016.
Jaimes was named the District Offensive Lineman of the Year, was first-team All-Centex and was a Class 6A honorable-mention all-state choice as a senior. He was a second-team all-state honoree and all-district choice in 2015, when Lake Travis posted a 15-1 record and was the Class 6A state runner-up. Lake Travis was an area finalist in 2014 when Jaimes earned honorable-mention all-district accolades.
Jaimes was ranked among the top 300 overall prospects in the nation by Scout.com, which also listed him as one of the nation’s top 30 offensive tackles and the third-best tackle prospect in Texas. He was also listed among the top 50 tackles in the nation by both ESPN and 247Sports.
Jaimes only visited Nebraska. He also had offers from Baylor, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech among others.
Jaimes participated in lacrosse as a freshman and was also a track standout. He was a regional finalist in the discus in 2016 and 2017.
Brenden was born on May 28, 1999, and is the son of Mark and Erica Jaimes. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.