Honors and Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018)
2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore defensive back Bradley Bunner heads into the 2019 season hopeful of competing for playing time in the Nebraska secondary. A walk-on from Clarkson, Neb., Bunner worked at cornerback during spring ball, a position where Nebraska returns starters Lamar Jackson and Dicaprio Bootle. The 6-0, 195-pound Bunner will also look to find a role on NU’s special teams.
A 2018 Academic All-Big Ten pick, Bunner is also a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member as a finance major.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Bunner added depth in the Husker secondary but did not play in a game as a redshirt freshman in 2018.
Bunner redshirted as a true freshman in 2017.
Before Nebraska (Clarkson Public School)
Bunner was a stand-out athlete on both sides of the ball for Coach Jim Clarkson and the Patriots. A three-year member of the varsity team and a two-year captain, Bunner helped the team reach the playoffs three consecutive seasons. As a sophomore, the Patriots advanced to the second round and Bunner led the team in tackles. As a junior, the Patriots claimed the district title, finishing with a 10-2 record. In his final two seasons, Bunner led the team in both rushing and tackles. Bunner was an All-District pick each season, earning first-team honors twice and second-team honors once. Additionally, Bunner earned honorable-mention all-state accolades twice. Bunner also participated in the 2016 River Battle Bowl All-Star Football Game and the 2017 Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic. In the 2017 Sertoma Eight-Man All-Star Football Game, he earned Defensive MVP. He finished his career with 2,595 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns.
Bunner also ran track for four years and played basketball as a senior. In track, Bunner qualified for the Class C state championships twice and qualified for the Class D state championships once. Bunner received three Class D state meet medals and five Class C state meet medals. He also received the 2015 Norfolk Classic Outstanding Athlete Award. He holds school records in the 100m, the 200m, the 400m and the 4x400m relay.
Bunner was also a star in the classroom, earning the President's Outstanding Academic Excellence Award four times, the Scholar-Athlete Award three times, the NCPA Academic All-State Award twice and the Knights of Columbus Outstanding Student of the Year Award twice. He was also a four-year member of the Superior Honor Roll and a two-year member of the National Honor Society. Additionally, Bunner was a class officer for four years, a quiz bowl team member for three years and a three-year participant of the NECC Academic Contest.
Bunner chose Nebraska over UNK, UNO and Morningside College.
Bradley is the son of James and Dawn Bunner, and he was born on April 19, 1999. He is majoring in finance. Bunner spent time volunteering with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.