Honors and Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009)
Thorson will add depth along an experienced offensive line during his redshirt
freshman campaign. The 6-3, 280-pound Thorson spent most of his time during the
spring at center and will likely back up senior Jacob Hickman and fellow Millard
North product Mike Caputo.
Thorson redshirted in his first season and worked on the NU scout team.
Before Nebraska (Millard North HS)
helped Millard North to three state title game appearances. Under the coaching of
Fred Petito, Thorson earned all-metro honors from the Omaha World-Herald as a
junior, and first-team all-state accolades from both the Omaha World-Herald and
Lincoln Journal Star as a senior. Thorson chose to walk on at Nebraska
over offers from Buffalo
and Division I-AA South Dakota.
The son of
Don and Teresa Thorson, Brian was born on Nov. 29, 1989. He is a criminal justice
major and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll each of
his first two semesters. Thorson has volunteered his time with the People’s
City Mission and team hospital visits.