Jordan Ackerman redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)
Jordan Ackerman is one of two Lincoln Southeast products in the 2013 class of walk-ons. The 6-3, 240-pound Ackerman was a versatile player for Coach Ryan Gottula and the Knights, and he could line up on either side of the ball at Nebraska. As a tight end he caught six passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Ackerman had 38 tackles, including 15 solo stops and 3.5 sacks to help Southeast to the Class A state quarterfinals in 2012, Ackerman earned honorable-mention all-state accolades as a senior from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also a first-team all-city and all-conference choice. As a junior, Ackerman was part of the Knights' Class A state championship team.
Ackerman is the son of Gary Ackerman and Jenni Teel, and was born on May 4, 1995.