Landon Ternus redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Columbus Lakeview HS)
Ternus was one of the top athletes in the state of Nebraska for Columbus Lakeview High School. He was a standout on the football field, on the wrestling mat and in track and field, winning state titles in all three sports.
On the gridiron, Ternus rushed for 1,099 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. He averaged more than eight yards per carry and defensively, he was named a first-team all-state selection at linebacker. In his junior season, the two-way standout helped the Vikings to a state championship.
Ternus was also a state champion in wrestling. He went 45-0 with 38 pins en route to the Class B state title in the 220-pound weight class as a senior. As a junior, Ternus finished third at the state championships. In his senior season in track and field, Ternus was the Class B state champion in the shot put, and he also qualified for state in the discus and the 100 and 200 meters. His winning shot put throw of 61-07.75 was a school record.
Ternus received recruiting interest from several schools before deciding to walk on at Nebraska.