- Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005)
- Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2003, 2004)
Tight end Brian Hohlen enters fall practice looking to earn playing time at the tight end position. The sophomore had increased repetitions during the spring while returning starter Matt Herian was on the mend from a broken leg. Hohlen was a backup at the position in 2004, but did not play in a game. He is strong in the classroom, carrying a 3.326 cumulative grade-point average, while being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll four consecutive semesters.
2004 (Redshirt Freshman)
Hohlen served as a backup tight end, but did not appear in a game.
A walk-on, Hohlen redshirted in his first season in the Nebraska program.
Before Nebraska (Adams Central HS)
Hohlen played tight end and defensive end for Coach Bill Carlin at Adams Central High School. Hohlen averaged nearly 18 yards per catch as a senior, despite only playing in five games because of injury. He still earned first-team C-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald. Hohlen earned a total of eight letters at Adams Central, including three in football, three in track where he qualified for state in the shot put and discus and two in basketball, where he was a two-year starter.
Hohlen is the son of John and Lynn Hohlen, and was born on Sept. 27, 1984. He is majoring in business administration, and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll each of his first four semesters. Hohlen is active in community outreach activities, serving as a camp counselor for the Pacific Pals Youth Program, and volunteering with American Education Week and Chalk Talk Youth Football.