Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)
Redshirt freshman Brandon Reilly will look to make an impact at receiver this fall, a position that is arguably the deepest on the Nebraska roster. The 6-1, 180-pound Reilly was impressive in his first year on campus, and he will look to use his athleticism to earn playing time at a spot that returns its top three pass catchers from 2012. The Lincoln native could also use his speed to contribute on Nebraska’s special teams units this fall.
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.