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#44 Brandon Reilly
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest

Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2014 Outlook
Lincoln native Brandon Reilly emerged in the 2013 season and added even more depth to a talented Nebraska receiver corps. The 6-1, 195-pound Reilly saw his playing time increase as the 2013 season progressed following injuries to several Husker wideouts.

Reilly’s surge continued into 2014, as he was one of the breakout players during spring practice, regularly making plays in the passing game. Reilly, who has added 15 pounds of muscle in the past year, has likely earned a spot in the Huskers’ regular receiving rotation as a sophomore. In addition to his ability as a receiver, Reilly has the speed and athleticism to contribute on special teams, both as a returner and on coverage units.

Reilly was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. He carries a 3.411 cumulative grade-point average in marketing.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Reilly played in 10 games as a reserve at receiver. He caught three passes for 24 yards, including two catches for 19 yards at Penn State and a five-yard reception against South Dakota State. Reilly also saw action on the Huskers’ special teams units.

2012 (Freshman)
Reilly redshirted in his first season in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Southwest HS)
A standout on both sides of the ball for Lincoln Southwest, Reilly earned honorable-mention all-state accolades as a senior from the Omaha World-Herald. Reilly caught 18 passes for 339 yards, and was also a threat on special teams, amassing over 650 kickoff and punt return yards, including three returns for touchdowns. Reilly showed big-play ability as a senior, with eight of his nine touchdowns covering 50 yards or more.

On defense, Reilly totaled 59 tackles and three interceptions to earn a spot on the first-team Lincoln Journal Star Super State team as a defensive back. Reilly capped his prep career by catching six passes for 117 yards and one touchdown en route to earning offensive MVP honors at the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Also a member of the Southwest basketball team, Reilly chose to walk on at Nebraska after receiving interest from Nebraska-Kearney, Southeast Missouri State and South Dakota.

Personal
Reilly was born on Sept. 24, 1993, and is the son of Paul Reilly and Julie Matthes. Reilly is majoring in marketing and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first four semesters. Reilly has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local school, hospital and community rec center outreach events.
Reilly's Career Statistics
 
» Games Played -- 10 games in 2013
» Receiving -- 3 catches for 44 yards and 1 TD (all in 2013)