Braxton Clark played in the maximum four games allowed to preserve his redshirt season. The true freshman made his Husker debut at cornerback in the fourth quarter at No. 19 Michigan. He also saw action in the Huskers' wins against Minnesota and Bethune-Cookman, recording his only tackle of the season against BCU. Clark's final appearance of the season came in the season finale at Iowa. Clark is expected to benefit from the experience he gained in 2018 when he competes for a larger role in the Husker secondary as a redshirt freshman in 2019.
Before Nebraska (Dr. Phillips HS)
Clark pledged his commitment to Nebraska in January of 2018. He was a standout cornerback for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, which won the 2017 Florida Class 7A state title.
Clark finished with 41 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and a team-high seven pass breakups in 2017 while leading Dr. Phillips to a 13-2 record as a senior. He helped Dr. Phillips and Coach Rodney Wells to a 12-3 record as a junior and a 9-4 mark as a sophomore.
Clark was a consensus three-star prospect. He was listed among the nation’s top 100 cornerback recruits in the 247Sports Composite rankings and among the top 80 safety prospects in the country by ESPN. Clark had offers from Virginia Tech, Boston College, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Central Florida among others.