Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore lineman Trent Hixson was among the top breakout players of Nebraska’s 2019 spring practice. The walk-on from Omaha Skutt High School worked primarily with the top offensive unit during the spring and is in position to contend for a starting position at guard this fall.
The 6-4, 310-pound Hixson saw action as a reserve guard last season and was on the Huskers’ travel roster throughout the year. Hixson was an Academic All-Big Ten selection last fall and carries a 3.655 grade-point average in business administration. He has been a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his first four semesters.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Hixson played in four games as a redshirt freshman while continuing to develop as a promising offensive lineman. He made his Husker debut with an appearance on the offensive line at No. 19 Michigan, helping the Huskers score on an 80-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Hixson also saw action on the line at No. 16 Wisconsin and in the Huskers' home wins over Bethune-Cookman and Illinois. Hixson was also a member of Nebraska's travel roster for each of the Huskers' five road games.
Hixson redshirted in his first season. He was a standout in practice on the offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Skutt Catholic HS)
Hixson played in 13 games as a senior at Skutt Catholic, helping his team to a 10-3 record and a Class B state runner-up finish. He recorded 96 total tackles, including 10 for a loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery for Coach Matt Turman.
Hixson was named second-team Super State and first-team All-Class B by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2016. He was also an Omaha World-Herald first-team All-Class B performer as both a junior and senior. He was also a Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald All-Class B defensive lineman as a junior in 2015.
Hixson racked up 67 tackles and four tackles for loss during his junior season and had 57 tackles and three TFLs on a state championship team as a sophomore in 2014. Hixson finished with 214 career tackles, the second-most in Skutt history. Hixson played in two games as a sophomore on the offensive line, and he also recorded four total tackles on defense. Hixson was also on the wrestling team in high school and finished fifth in Class B at 285 pounds in 2016.
Trent was born on April 10, 1999, and is the son of Rick and Micki Hixson. He is an accounting major. Hixson volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.