Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Kade Warner made the rise from reserve walk-on to starting wide receiver during his redshirt freshman season in 2018. Warner enters the 2019 season as one of the Huskers’ top returning receivers and spent spring practice working primarily at the Z receiver spot.
After playing sparingly to open the 2018 season, Warner caught at least one pass in seven of the final eight games of the year with 11 of his 17 catches coming in the season's final three games. In addition to his receiving skills, Husker coaches lauded Warner’s blocking ability on the perimeter. Warner was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2018, and he has made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll every semester.
Warner is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Warner started seven of the final nine games and had at least one reception in six of those seven starts. On the season, Warner caught 17 passes for 95 yards, ranking sixth on the team in receptions despite not playing the first three games.
Warner made his Husker debut with a start against Purdue, and he caught two passes for 16 yards, including a career-long 10-yard reception. He started again the next week at No. 16 Wisconsin, catching a six-yard pass in the first quarter. Warner had two catches for 11 yards at Northwestern and had a three-yard reception in the Huskers’ win over Minnesota. He set a career high with four receptions for 20 yards in the Huskers’ win over Illinois. He then had three catches for 23 against Michigan State, when he set a career high in receiving yards for the second straight game. Warner also had a career-long 14-yard catch against the Spartans. He wrapped up his season by again catching four passes for 16 yards at Iowa.
Warner utilized his redshirt in 2017 after suffering an injury during fall camp.
Before Nebraska (Desert Mountain High School)
Warner was a standout wide receiver for Head Coach David Sedmak and Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Warner scored 39 touchdowns in three seasons for the Wolves, including 35 receiving touchdowns and finished with just under 3,000 all-purpose yards.
In his senior season, Warner broke the state record for most career catches in 11-man football, with 241 catches. He passed former Desert Mountain receiver and current NFL tight end, Mark Andrews, who finished his career with 207 catches. A two-time all-state receiver, Warner was named the 2016 Arizona Wide Receiver of the Year and the 2017 District Player of the Year.
Kade's father, Kurt, was Desert Mountain's offensive coordinator. Kade also played basketball, track and Lacrosse at Desert Mountain High School. Kade chose Nebraska over a scholarship offer from the University of San Diego and preferred walk-on offers from several schools, including Arizona State University, UCLA, Northwestern and Iowa.
Kade was born on Sept. 29, 1998, and is the son of Kurt and Brenda Warner. He is majoring in fisheries and wildlife. Warner has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and numerous local hospital and school visits.
His father Kurt was a quarterback for Northern Iowa from 1989-93. As an undrafted free agent, the elder Warner spent time with the Arena Football League (Iowa Barnstormers), before signing with the St. Louis Rams in 1998. He led the Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV following the 1999 NFL season, where they beat the Tennessee Titans and Warner earned the MVP award. He also played for the New York Giants (2004) and the Arizona Cardinals (2005-09), before retiring. Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.