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


Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008)

2011 Outlook
Brian Thorson enters his junior season expected to add depth in the middle of the offensive line. The 6-3, 280-pound Thorson has spent most of his Nebraska career working at center, but practiced primarily at guard during the spring and could add depth at that spot. Thorson is a walk-on to the NU program from Millard North High School, one of the state's top prep programs.  

2010 (Sophomore)
Thorson added depth at center, but did not play in a game.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
A reserve center, Thorson saw action against Florida Atlantic and Louisiana-Lafayette.

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 criminology and criminal justice major and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll four times. Thorson has volunteered his time with the People's City Mission and team hospital visits.

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