Honors & Awards
» Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award (2022)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2022)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022, 2023)
Omar Manning battled injuries while playing in nine games in 2022. Manning caught four passes for 28 yards. He made his 2022 debut against North Dakota, catching two passes for 16 yards. Manning then had an eight-yard reception against Georgia Southern. Manning saw limited playing time at Rutgers before suffering an injury that kept him out of the rest of the game and the following contests against Purdue and Illinois. He returned to action against Minnesota but did not have a reception. He caught a four-yard pass against Wisconsin.
Manning played in 11 games with seven starts in 2021. He ranked third on the team with 26 catches for 380 yards and tied for second on the team with two receiving touchdowns.
He caught the first two passes of his Husker career at Illinois, totaling 26 yards. Manning started the first game of his career the next week against Fordham, catching three passes for 54 yards. He missed the Buffalo game with an injury but returned to catch two passes for 52 yards at No. 3 Oklahoma, including a 21-yard reception for his first career touchdown. Manning made a career-high four catches for 16 yards at No. 20 Michigan State. Manning had a 28-yard reception against Northwestern. He hauled in two passes for 20 yards against No. 9 Michigan. At Minnesota, Manning caught three passes for 34 yards.
Manning made four catches for a career-high 75 yards against Purdue, including a 16-yard touchdown grab. Manning had three catches for 26 yards in a start against No. 6 Ohio State. He caught a nine-yard pass at No. 19 Wisconsin. In the season finale against No. 17 Iowa, Manning hauled in a career-long 40-yard reception.
2020 (Covid Season)
Manning played in one game in his first season at Nebraska. He played wideout at Northwestern, although he did not have a catch.
Before Nebraska (Lancaster HS/TCU/Kilgore College)
Manning was the nation’s top junior college wide receiver at Kilgore College in Texas. After beginning his career at TCU, Manning will have two seasons of eligibility at Nebraska.
Manning spent the past two seasons at Kilgore College, where he helped the Rangers to a pair of conference titles. Manning led Kilgore with 35 receptions, 727 receiving yards and six touchdowns as a second-team junior college All-American in 2019, while averaging nearly 21 yards per catch. In his first season at Kilgore in 2018, Manning caught 15 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. In his junior college career, Manning averaged more than 20 yards per reception.
Manning spent his freshman season at TCU, where he redshirted in 2017. He played his prep ball for Lancaster High School, where he was a four-star recruit and an Army All-American. Manning caught 45 passes for 742 yards and eight touchdowns as a high school senior, after making 33 catches for 671 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior.
A four-star recruit, both Rivals and the 247Sports Composite rankings listed Manning as the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver and No. 2 overall recruit in the junior college ranks. Manning had more than a dozen scholarship offers and chose the Huskers over Florida, Florida State, Missouri, Oregon, Texas A&M and Utah, among others.
Omar was born on Nov. 20, 1998, and he is the nephew of Tammy Manning and son of Tracey Manning. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. He is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race and at Elliot Elementary school.
Honors & Awards