Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman receiver Bennett Folkers will add depth at wide receiver in his first season of action in 2019. The 6-2, 205-pound Folkers could also push for action on the Huskers’ special teams units this fall. Folkers joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Gothenburg High School in 2018.
Folkers earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his first two semesters on campus.
Folkers utilized his redshirt season in 2018.
Before Nebraska (Gothenburg HS)
Folkers joined the Huskers as a walk-on out of Gothenburg High School. Folkers was an honorable-mention all-state selection in Class C-1 in 2017, as he helped the Swedes to the first round of the state playoffs. As a junior in 2016, Folkers had 46 receptions for 886 yards with 14 touchdowns. Folkers also played basketball for Gothenburg. He chose to walk on at Nebraska over a walk-on offer at Wyoming and scholarship offers from Hastings and Doane.
Bennett is the son of Gordon and Cyndi Sanders and he was born on April 26, 1999. Folkers is majoring in business administration and has volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race, local hospital visits, Husker Heroes and the Malone Center.