Braxton Clark played in six games in 2022, seeing action on both defense and special teams. He played extensively at cornerback in the season opener against Northwestern, finishing with two tackles. Clark made one tackle against Georgia Southern. He had another tackle and a pass breakup against No. 6 Oklahoma. Clark added his fifth tackle of the season at No. 3 Michigan.
Clark played in every game in 2021, recording five tackles and two pass breakups. He posted his first two tackles of the season against Buffalo. Clark added a tackle and his first career pass breakup the next week at No. 3 Oklahoma. He made one tackle against Northwestern. Clark broke up his second pass of the season in the end zone against Purdue. He made one tackle against No. 6 Ohio State.
2020 (Covid Season)
Clark was poised for a prominent role as a sophomore, but he suffered a season-ending injury during fall camp.
2019 (Redshirt Freshman)
Clark played in every game as a redshirt freshman with one start at cornerback at Purdue. He totaled 11 tackles with one interception and one fumble recovery.
Clark played only special teams in the first two games before a breakout game against Northern Illinois. Clark totaled a career-high three tackles against the Huskies and intercepted the first pass of his career, setting up a Husker touchdown. The next week at Illinois, Clark had one tackle on special teams.
He played on defense and special teams against both Ohio State and Northwestern, totaling a pair of tackles against the Wildcats. Clark saw action on special teams against both Minnesota and Indiana before making his first career start at cornerback at Purdue. He tied his career high with three tackles against the Boilermakers, while recording his first career tackle for loss. Clark then had one tackle against No. 15 Wisconsin. The next week at Maryland, Clark had one tackle and recovered the first fumble of his career.
Clark gained valuable experience in his first season on campus, playing in the maximum four games allowed to preserve his redshirt season. The true freshman made his Husker debut at cornerback in the fourth quarter at No. 19 Michigan. He also saw action in the Huskers’ wins against Minnesota and Bethune-Cookman, recording his only tackle of the season against BCU. Clark’s final appearance of the season came in the season finale at Iowa.
Before Nebraska (Dr. Phillips HS)
Clark pledged his commitment to Nebraska in January of 2018. He was a standout cornerback for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, which won the 2017 Florida Class 7A state title.
Clark finished with 41 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and a team-high seven pass breakups in 2017 while leading Dr. Phillips to a 13-2 record as a senior. He helped Dr. Phillips and Coach Rodney Wells to a 12-3 record as a junior and a 9-4 mark as a sophomore.
Clark was a consensus three-star prospect. He was listed among the nation’s top 100 cornerback recruits in the 247Sports Composite rankings and among the top 80 safety prospects in the country by ESPN. Clark had offers from Virginia Tech, Boston College, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Central Florida among others.
Braxton was born on Oct. 4, 1999, and he is the son of Will and Christie Clark. A child, youth and family studies major, Clark is on track to graduate in December of 2022. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, local hospital visits and at the Malone Center.