#81 Kevin Gladney
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
High School: Firestone Senior

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2014)

2014 Outlook
Redshirt freshman Kevin Gladney will enter fall camp with hopes of earning playing time in a deep and talented Husker receiving corps. The 6-1, 190-pound Gladney sat out his first season in the program as a redshirt and added strength through the Huskers’ weight program.

Gladney has excellent size and speed and will look to see action at a position where Nebraska returns seven of its top eight receivers from last season. An Ohio native, Gladney is off to a good start in the classroom where he earned Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll accolades in each of his first two semesters.

2013 (Redshirt)
Gladney redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Firestone Senior)
Gladney was one of three signees from Ohio in the Huskers’ 2013 class. Gladney posted big receiving numbers for Coach Tim Flossie at Firestone High in Akron, Ohio. Gladney had 32 receptions for 536 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. He also accounted for 110 yards on three kickoff returns. Gladney’s play helped Firestone to a 5-5 record in the Ohio Division II ranks. For his play, Gladney was a second-team Division II All-Ohio choice.

Gladney posted even bigger numbers as a junior for Firestone, when he grabbed 48 receptions for 768 yards and 12 touchdowns to earn all-city honors in Akron. Gladney first made a strong impression as a sophomore when he saw extensive action for Firestone. Gladney was also a standout on the basketball court. As a junior, he averaged 19 points per game to help his team to a 15-7 record and earn all-city honors. As a senior, he led Firestone to a 13-10 record. Gladney only visited Nebraska, but did have offers from Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati to name a few. Gladney was generally regarded as one of the top 50 players in the state of Ohio and as one of the top 60 receiver prospects in the nation.

Gladney is the son of Dorryea Gladney and Kevin Barnett, and he was born on Feb. 13, 1995. He has not declared a major. Gladney has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.