Before Nebraska (Elkhorn South HS)
A talented two-way player, Cooper Jewett joined the Husker program from Elkhorn South High School. Jewett earned Class A all-state honors from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior and was a second-team Super-State choice by the Journal Star. He helped Elkhorn South to a 7-4 record and a trip to the Class A quarterfinals. Jewett rushed for 1,074 yards and 16 touchdowns, while adding 365 receiving yards. On defense, he had 55 tackles and two interceptions for Coach Guy Rosenberg’s team. Jewett was an honorable-mention all-metro choice as a junior when Elkhorn South posted a 10-2 record and reached the Class B semifinals. Jewett had 417 rushing yards and added 39 tackles and four interceptions on defense. Jewett was selected to play in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl and rushed for 50 yards on only six carries and scored two touchdowns.