Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 285
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard North


Honors and Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009)

2009 Outlook

Brian 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.


2008 (Redshirt)

A walk-on, Thorson redshirted in his first season and worked on the NU scout team.


Before Nebraska (Millard North HS)

Thorson 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.

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