Junior Chongo Kondolo will make a push for a starting spot on the offensive line this fall after sitting out his first season as a redshirt. The 6-4, 300-pound Kondolo spent the majority of the spring at the right guard position where the competition for the starting job opposite senior left guard Jake Cotton remains wide open heading into fall practice.
Kondolo joined the Huskers as a highly recruited prospect from the junior college ranks. The Texas native was prepared to play last fall on a line that suffered injuries throughout the season, but Nebraska coaches made the decision to allow Kondolo to redshirt.
Kondolo redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Fresno City College/Creekview HS)
Kondolo was a standout offensive tackle at Fresno City College in 2011 and 2012. He helped Coach Tony Caviglia’s team rank among the top squads in the California junior-college ranks for two seasons. In 2012, Fresno City College posted an 8-3 record behind a strong offense that averaged more than 30 points per game. Kondolo was a first-team All-America choice by the California Community College Coaches Association, and he earned first-team Valley all-conference honors. Kondolo was also a key performer in 2011, when Fresno went 10-0 in the regular season, before losing in the Northern California Football Association Championship Game.
Kondolo went to Fresno City College after a standout prep career at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, where he played for Coach Kyle Geller. Kondolo was ranked among the top 30 junior college players in California and was listed as the sixth-best offensive tackle prospect by 247 Sports. Kondolo also visited BYU, Illinois, Tennessee and Utah State, and had offers from Florida State and Texas Tech.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1993 and is the son of Hazel Muntemba. Kondolo is majoring in sociology. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local hospital and community rec center outreach events.