Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018)
- Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore receiver Christian Banker will compete for playing time at receiver this fall, after adding depth the past two seasons. An Omaha native, Banker originally joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Class B powerhouse Skutt Catholic High School. Banker is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2018.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Banker did not appear in a game in 2018, but he added depth to the Husker receiving corps.
Banker sat out as a redshirt in his first season as a Husker.
Before Nebraska (Skutt Catholic HS)
Banker came from Omaha Skutt Catholic High School where he was a standout wide receiver for Coach Matt Turman. Banker helped the team to a 10-3 record and a Class B state runner-up finish. He set the Class B single-season record with 1,276 receiving yards, including 70 catches for 12 touchdowns. As a junior on varsity, he finished with 93 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Banker also played basketball and soccer for the Skyhawks. On the field, he played 53 games over a three-year career on varsity. He recorded nine goals and three assists. He also played goalie for two years where he notched 20 saves over 18 games. On the court, he helped the team advance to the Class B semifinals in 2016.
Christian was born on June 25, 1998, and is the son of Matt and Jacque Banker. He is majoring in nutrition and health sciences. Banker has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Operation Christmas Child, the Dream Foundation Tour, Husker Heroes and local hospital and school visits.