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2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman AJ Forbes made a strong impression in his first season in the Nebraska program. Forbes has the ability to play either guard or center and will look to add depth in the middle of the line this fall. The 6-4, 310-poiund Forbes joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Bellevue West High School, where he helped his team to a state championship.
Forbes joined Nebraska as a walk-on, and he sat out his first season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Bellevue West HS)
Forbes was an Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska and Lincoln Journal Star Super-State offensive lineman for Bellevue West High School. He helped the Thunderbirds to the state quarterfinals in 2017 while paving the way for a rushing attack that racked up over 2,000 yards. In 2016, Forbes was part of a Class A state championship team and served as one of the lead blockers for current Husker running back Jaylin Bradley. Forbes also made 43 tackles, including two sacks, as a junior in 2016, when he was named honorable-mention all-state by the Omaha World-Herald. Following his prep career, Forbes represented the North Squad in the 2018 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
AJ is the son of Jeff and Stephanie Forbes and he was born on Dec. 10, 1999. He is majoring in psychology. Forbes has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Malone Center and local hospital visits.