Jaquez Yant played in seven games in 2022, rushing for 56 yards and two touchdowns. He made his season debut against Northwestern and had three carries for five yards. Yant had four carries for 19 yards against No. 6 Oklahoma. He had two carries for three yards in goal-line situations against Indiana, including a one-yard touchdown run. Yant had four carries for 22 yards at Rutgers. Yant ran for 11 yards on four carries at Purdue, including a 1-yard touchdown.
Yant was placed on scholarship for the 2021 season, and he played in seven games with one start. Yant rushed 47 times for 294 yards and one touchdown, ranking third on the team in carries and rushing yards.
Yant carried five times for 25 yards in Nebraska’s win over Fordham. He then had a breakout performance against Northwestern, carrying 13 times for 127 yards. Yant set career highs in carries and yards in his Big Ten debut and added a 64-yard run for the longest rush of his career. Against No. 9 Michigan, Yant carried four times for 14 yards. He had six carries for 24 yards at Minnesota. Yant rushed six times for 60 yards against Purdue, including a 33-yard run. He earned the first start of his career in the season finale against No. 17 Iowa, rushing 13 times for 44 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown.
2020 (Covid Season)
Yant did not play in a game in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Amos P. Godby HS)
Yant was a late addition to the roster, as he joined Nebraska's walk-on class in mid-July. Yant came to Nebraska from Amos P. Godby High School in Florida, the alma mater of Husker defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. Yant rushed for 583 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior on fewer than 100 carries. He had 908 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns as a junior, when he averaged 8.4 yards per carry and added 12 catches for 150 yards. Regarded as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Yant chose Nebraska over walk-on offers from several other schools, including Power Five programs.
Jaquez is the son of Eric Yant Sr. and the late Lisa Burney. Yant was born on Feb. 20, 2001. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies.