Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2023)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021; Spring 2023)
AJ Rollins played in four games in 2023, posting seven tackles. He ranked second on the team with four tackles against Northern Illinois, with all four tackles coming in the fourth quarter. Rollins had three tackles in the fourth quarter against No. 2 Michigan. He also saw action against Louisiana Tech and Iowa.
2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Rollins played in five games at tight end in 2022. Following the season, Rollins switched from tight end to the defensive line.
Rollins played in two games as a true freshman, making his Husker debut against Fordham and also playing against Buffalo.
Before Nebraska (Creighton Prep)
Rollins was the first Creighton Prep product to sign with the Huskers since 2005. Rollins had seen himself playing college basketball until the summer before his senior year of high school.
Rollins was one of 250 finalists to be a 2020 Sports Illustrated All-American, and he was named a second-team Super-State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star. He helped the Junior Jays to the state quarterfinals as a senior. As a junior, Rollins caught 13 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. On the basketball court, Rollins helped Prep to the state semifinals and a top-25 national ranking as a senior. He averaged nearly 10 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior after averaging 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a junior.
Rollins was ranked among the nation’s top 45 tight ends in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He chose Nebraska over Iowa State and Missouri, among others.
AJ was born on Nov. 4, 2002, and he is the son of Tony and Cyrenthia Rollins. He is majoring in psychology. Rollins has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Huskers’ Day of Service and Thanksgiving hospital visits. Rollins' cousin is New York Jets running back Breece Hall.