Former Husker, Southwest standout Brandon Reilly announces retirement

The Lincoln Southwest grad announced his retirement on social media late Wednesday night.
Brandon Reilly

Former Husker Brandon Reilly is stepping away from football.

The Lincoln Southwest grad announced his retirement on social media late Wednesday night.

“Yeah, I’ve had a few lucky bounces here and there,” Reilly says in the post. “But I wouldn’t change a thing because that’s life, and every step along this journey has helped me prepare for life after football.”

Reilly hopped around the NFL for the better part of two years after signing an undrafted free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills in 2017. He made his league debut on December 5 of that year. Reilly played for four NFL teams in total.

Reilly recently spent time on the St. Louis Battlehawks as part of the XFL before it closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At Nebraska, Reilly become a star later in his career. He compiled over 1,200 receiving yards and had six touchdown catches during his time with the Huskers. He made the team as a walk-on coming out of Lincoln Southwest High School before eventually earning a scholarship.

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