Honors & Awards
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2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Alex Conn did not play in a game in 2022.
Conn did not play in a game during the 2021 season.
2020 (Covid Season)
Conn did not play in a game in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Derby HS)
Conn is one of two highly regarded offensive linemen from the state of Kansas in Nebraska’s freshman class. Conn was an all-state performer for Derby High School, helping the Panthers to back-to-back perfect seasons in Kansas’ largest class (6A).
As a senior, Conn helped Derby finish with a 13-0 record and a second straight state title. With Conn paving the way, Derby averaged 54 points and more than 500 yards of offense per game. The Panthers, who averaged 60 points per game in the playoffs, became the first 6A school in Kansas history to outscore every opponent by at least three touchdowns. In the state final against Olathe North, Derby set Class 6A state championship game records with 63 points and 674 yards. Conn was named a first-team all-state selection as a senior. He also helped Derby to a 13-0 record and a state title as a junior, when he was an honorable-mention all-state pick.
Conn was rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports. Rivals listed Conn as the No. 6 player in Kansas, while 247Sports regarded Conn as one of the nation’s top 60 offensive tackle recruits. He chose Nebraska over several other scholarship offers, including Arizona, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and TCU.
Alex is the son of Scott and Shelly Roberts, and he was born on Dec. 10, 2001. Conn is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race and Operation Christmas Child.
Honors & Awards