Mason Goldman redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Goldman starred on the offensive and defensive lines for Gretna High School. He was one of the top players in the state for the Dragons.
Goldman was an Omaha World-Herald first-team All-Nebraska selection as both a junior and senior, and he was also named to the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State first team both seasons. Goldman was a two-way starter as a senior when Gretna finished as the state runner-up with a 12-1 record. His play helped the offense average 42 points per game. On defense, Goldman recorded 55 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery. In his junior season, Goldman helped the Dragons to a state title that was later vacated. He posted 28 tackles with five tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior. Goldman recorded 34 tackles with seven TFLs and three sacks as a sophomore.
A three-star recruit, Goldman was ranked among the top 80 inside offensive linemen nationally by On3. He chose Nebraska over offers from Arizona State, Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri, among others.