Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
City/State: Bradenton, Fla.
High School: Manatee
Experience: High School


Honors & Awards

  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Honorable Mention (2012)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2011)
Junior Brion Carnes hopes to earn playing time at wide receiver this season after learning the position during the 2012 season. Carnes worked as a quarterback in his first two seasons in the program and was Nebraska’s No. 2 quarterback behind Taylor Martinez in 2011. However, last fall the 6-1, 190-pound Carnes made the switch to receiver where he provided depth in 2012 and apperaed in one game.

2012 (Sophomore)
Carnes made the switch from quarterback to receiver early in the season. He appeared in NU’s win over Idaho State, but did not have a reception.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Carnes played in Nebraska wins against Chattanooga, Wyoming and Minnesota. Carnes had two rushing attempts against Chattanooga and completed both of his passes for a total of 26 yards, one each against Chattanooga (19 yards) and Minnesota (7 yards).

2010 (Redshirt)
Carnes redshirted in his first season and led the scout team offensive unit. 

Before Nebraska (Manatee HS)
Carnes was a four-year starting quarterback for Coach Jo Kinnan at Manatee and compiled a 39-12 record as a starter. A dual-threat quarterback, Carnes threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for another 440 yards and 12 touchdowns. His performance helped Manatee to its first appearance in the state championship game in 16 years.

Carnes was a first-team all-area pick by the Bradenton Herald and was selected to play in the FACA North-South All-Star Football Classic in December.

During his junior season, Carnes completed 84-of-148 passes for 1,227 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for another 243 yards and five touchdowns.

In his career, Carnes threw for better than 6,000 yards and nearly 50 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 1,100 yards and 23 touchdowns. He quickly excelled when taking over the Manatee High offense, leading his team to a state semifinal appearance as a freshman in 2006. ranked Carnes as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and among the top 50 players in the state of Florida. Carnes chose Nebraska over Western Kentucky and South Florida.

Brion is the son of Lorenzo and Faith Carnes, and was born on May 27, 1991. He is majoring in ethnic studies. Carnes has been a regular in community outreach efforts, including Special Olympics, American Education Week and team hospital visits. He was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in both 2011 and 2012, and Carnes earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award for his overall commitment to NU’s Life Skills program.

Carnes' Career Statistics
» Games Played
- 4 (3 in 2011, 1 in 2012)
» Passing- 2-2, 26 yards, long-19 vs. Chattanooga (2011)
» Rushing- 2-(-6) vs. Chattanooga (2011)

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