Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 305
Year: Senior
City/State: Alliance, Neb.
High School: Alliance


Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2009)

Senior Brodrick Nickens completed his Nebraska career in 2013. An offensive lineman for the first four years of his career, the 6-5, 310-pound Nickens switched to the defensive line in the spring of 2013 and added depth at tackle as a senior.

Nickens also contributed on the Huskers’ special teams as a punt protecter. A walk-on, Nickens earned a scholarship before the start of his senior season. Nickens is on track to graduate in May of 2014.

2013 (Senior)
Nickens added depth and played in six games, primarily on the punt unit that ranked fourth in the Big Ten in net punting. Nickens had a two-yard run on a fake punt against UCLA.

2012 (Junior)
Nickens was a backup offensive guard and saw action in NU wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.

2011 (Sophomore)
Nickens added depth on the line, but did not see game action.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Nickens added depth on the line, but did not appear in a game.

2009 (Redshirt)
Nickens sat out his first season in the program as a walk-on and worked on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Alliance HS)
Nickens starred at Alliance High School where he helped Coach Travis Hawk's team to the 2008 Class B state quarterfinals. Nickens earned first-team all-conference, first-team all-district and honorable-mention all-state honors (LJS) after paving the way for starting running back Cody Anthony to rush for more than 1,000 yards.

Nickens also lined up on defense for Alliance, posting 55 tackles and three sacks during his career. He turned down scholarship offers from UNK and Wayne State and was pursued as a walk-on by Colorado and Colorado State.

Nickens is the son of Kevin and Angela Conley, and he was born on Sept. 2, 1991. He is majoring in communication studies and was named to the 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll. He has volunteered at the Northeast Family Center, the People’s City Mission and local school visits.

Career Stats
» Games Played– 9 (3 in 2012; 6 in 2013)

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