Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)
Redshirt freshman Brandon Reilly emerged during the 2013 season and added yet another reliable option to one of the Big Ten’s deepest receiving units. The 6-1, 180-pound Reilly earned increased playing time as the season progressed, in part because of injuries to several Husker receivers.
The Lincoln native will look for playing time in the bowl game, and figures to battle for an increased role in 2014. The Husker receiving corps returns seven of its top eight players.
Reilly was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors this fall.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Reilly played in nine 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.
Brandon Reilly redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Southwest HS)
A standout on both sides of the ball for Lincoln Southwest, Reilly was a walk-on wide receiver for the Huskers. Reilly earned honorable-mention all-state accolades as a senior according to 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.
Brandon was born on Sept. 24, 1993, and is the son of Paul Reilly and Julie Matthes. Brandon earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.
Reilly's Career Statistics
» Games Played -- 10 games in 2013
» Receiving -- 3 catches for 44 yards and 1 TD (all in 2013)