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#51 Brandon Chapek
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 310
Year: Junior
City/State: Wahoo, Neb.
High School: Bishop Neumann

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2012)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

Senior Brandon Chapek provided depth for Nebraska at offensive tackle throughout his career. Chapek saw the most extensive action of his career as a senior, moving into the starting PAT and field-goal unit late in the season as the Huskers battled numerous injuries.

Chapek was a standout in the classroom and was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors. Chapek earned his degree in biological sciences/pre-dentistry in December of 2013 and was one of 20 Huskers playing as graduates in the bowl game.

2013 (Senior)
Chapek was a reserve tackle and provided depth on the line. He appeared in four games, including the final three games of the regular season. Chapek made the first road trip of his career to Penn State in November.

2012 (Junior)
Chapek added depth on the offensive line and appeared at tackle in NU's wins over Arkansas State and Idaho State.

2011 (Sophomore)
Chapek provided depth on the offensive line, but did not play in a game.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Chapek was a reserve tackle, but did not see game action.

2009 (Redshirt)
A walk-on, Chapek redshirted and worked with the scout team. 


Before Nebraska (Bishop Neumann HS)
Chapek was a standout at Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo. Chapek was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick as an offensive lineman by the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and Associated Press. Chapek made 43 tackles on defense and his play as a senior helped Neumann to an 8-3 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. Chapek also provided impressive play as a junior, helping Bishop Neumann to a 12-1 record and a Class C-1 state runner-up finish. Chapek qualified for the state meet in the discus in 2008 and was an academic all-state pick in basketball twice.

Personal
Brandon is the son of Larry and Nancy Chapek, and was born on July 13, 1990. Chapek was a four-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Chapek is also a regular volunteer in the community and was named to the 2012 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team. Chapek has spent time with local hospital and school visits, the DARE program and with the Down Syndrome Association for Families.

» Games Played -- 6 (2 in 2012; 4 in 2013)