Pierce's Ben Brahmer will play in the Class C-1 state championship game for the unbeaten Bluejays.

Pierce’s Ben Brahmer commits to Nebraska


On Friday, Pierce sophomore Ben Brahmer took to Twitter to commit to Nebraska.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound tight end said he called Husker head coach Scott Frost on Thursday to give him the news, then announced it on Friday.

“He (Frost) was excited and a bit surprised that I’m actually going to do it now,” Brahmer said.

Brahmer holds one other scholarship offer, and that was from Iowa State. It was an easy decision for the dynamic pass catcher, though. That’s why he decided to commit as a sophomore.

“It was kind of a no-brainer that Nebraska was the place for me,” Brahmer said. “I don’t think if anybody else offered me I would take it, I’m going to stick with Nebraska no matter what. Even if Alabama offers me, I’m staying with Nebraska.”

Brahmer’s commitment serves as motivation for his next two years at Pierce while playing for his dad, Mark, who’s the head coach of the Bluejays. Pierce won the Class C-1 state championship last fall and finished undefeated.

“I’ll be working really hard to not only win here at Pierce, but also for the future of Husker nation,” he said. “Hopefully we can keep winning here at Pierce and then turn it around down there.”

Brahmer, who also starts for Pierce at outside linebacker and plays a bit of safety, hauled in 44 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns last fall. He’s the first Husker commit in the 2023 class.

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