2017 Season Notes
» Made his first-career start at Purdue
Before Nebraska (Bishop Gorman HS)
Tyjon Lindsey comes to Nebraska from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, traditionally one of the nation’s top high school programs. The 5-9, 160-pound Lindsey is a key piece of an impressive group of receivers in the Huskers’ 2017 class.
Lindsey was part of a Bishop Gorman squad that posted a 44-0 record from 2014 to 2016 under coaches Kenny Sanchez (2015, 2016) and Tony Sanchez (2014). As a senior, Lindsey was limited because of an injury but was part of a team that posted a 15-0 record and won the Class 4A state title. The Gaels won the 4A title game by a margin of 84-8.
The playmaking ability of Lindsey was on full display in 2015. He caught 45 passes for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also contributed 237 punt return yards and had an interception and two pass breakups on the defensive side. Lindsey was a first-team All-Nevada selection by the Las Vegas Review Journal, and was a first-team all-Southwest League choice. Lindsey helped Bishop Gorman to a 14-0 record and a state title.
As a sophomore in 2014, Lindsey had 34 receptions for 884 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also had 281 punt return yards and 107 kickoff return yards as the Gaels posted a 15-0 record. Lindsey also earned first-team All-Nevada honors as a sophomore for his all-around skills.
Lindsey was recognized as the top player in Nevada by both ESPN and the 247 Sports composite rankings. He is ranked among the top 10 receivers in the nation by Rivals.com, Scout.com and in the 247 composite rankings. He is also listed as high as the No. 50 overall player in the nation by 247 Sports and is also among the top 80 players by Rivals.com, ESPN and Scout.com.
Lindsey was originally committed to Ohio State, before choosing Nebraska. He had dozens of offers, including Alabama, Cal, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, USC, UCLA and Washington to name a few. Lindsey also competes in track and was ranked as the top 300 meter hurdler in Nevada.
Lindsey was born on Jan. 7, 1999, and is the son of Kimberly Jackson.