|High School:||Firestone Senior|
Honors & Awards
» Two-Time Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
Receiver Kevin Gladney got his first taste of playing time for Nebraska last season, primarily seeing action on special teams. He also added depth in the NU receiving corps and will look to push for playing time at wideout in 2015. Gladney was one of 21 Huskers who earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Gladney played in seven games, including the first six games of the year and the regular-season finale at Iowa. He worked on coverage units and also saw limited work at receiver. Gladney did not have a reception or a tackle.
Gladney redshirted in his first season in 2013.
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.
Gladney's Career Stats
» Games Played: 7 in 2014