|Hometown:||Le Mars, Iowa|
|High School:||Le Mars|
Honors and Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Eight-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
Senior Gabe Rahn moves into the 2017 season poised to compete for extensive playing time at receiver, a position where Nebraska graduated three fifth-year seniors. The 6-1, 195-pound Rahn earned playing time at wideout in 2016 and brings good size and play-making ability at the spot.
Rahn spent the majority of the spring working with the Huskers’ No. 2 unit, while earning reps with the top offense. Rahn was an Academic All-Big Ten choice in 2016, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his eight semesters on campus. He was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2016 and graduated in May with a degree in nutrition, exercise and health science and had a 3.845 grade-point average.
Rahn was a reserve in a deep and veteran receiving corps and saw action in six games. Rahn made the most of his only reception, hauling in a 35-yard touchdown catch against Wyoming.
Rahn added depth at receiver, but did not see game action. He was on the travel roster for Nebraska's trip to Miami.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Rahn added depth at receiver, but did not play in a game.
Rahn redshirted in his first year in the program.
Before Nebraska (Le Mars HS)
Rahn starred in all three phases of the game for Le Mars High School in 2012, leading the Bulldogs to a 7-3 record and a playoff berth. He led the team with 27 catches for 572 yards and six touchdowns, and as a cornerback had 22 solo tackles, three interceptions and a fumble caused. Rahn also had 391 yards on 14 kickoff returns, including an 89-yard touchdown. He added 330 yards on 17 punt returns, highlighted by a 46-yard touchdown. Rahn garnered third-team Class 3A All-State honors from IowaPreps.com as a wide receiver, and was a Class 3A All-District 2 pick as both a wide receiver and defensive back.
Rahn was also a standout on the court and the track for the Bulldogs. He earned honorable-mention all-conference accolades in basketball, while his 4x200 team took home the gold in the 2013 Iowa Boys State Track Meet with a time of 1:29.52. Rahn excelled in the classroom, as well, earning Academic All-State honors in track his senior year.
The son of Jim and Roxanne Rahn, Gabe was born on July 11, 1994. Rahn has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, the Lincoln Marathon, FCA and local hospital visits. He was named to the 2016 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.
Games Played--6 in 2016
Receptions--1 rec., 35-yard TD vs. Wyoming, 2016