|Other College:||Wayne State|
Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Lincoln native Tyler Hoppes is poised to contend for a significant role in the Nebraska offense in 2017. The 6-4, 245-pound Hoppes is the most experienced player in a wide open competition for playing time at tight end, a position where Nebraska lost three four-year letterwinners to graduation.
Hoppes has earned limited playing time at tight end, while seeing more significant action on special teams. Hoppes originally joined Nebraska as transfer from Wayne State College and started his Husker career as a defensive end, before switching to tight end in the spring of 2015. Hoppes was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2016.
Hoppes played in 10 games, primarily on special teams. Hoppes worked on the Huskers' kickoff return unit. He also provided depth at tight end behind three seniors.
Hoppes added depth at tight end, but did not play in a game.
Hoppes joined the program from Wayne State and sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS/Wayne State)
Hoppes played one year at Wayne State as a tight end under Coach Dan McLaughlin. Hoppes played in nine games and caught five passes for 49 yards and one touchdown. Against Minnesota-Crookston, Hoppes made two catches for 24 yards, including a four-yard touchdown reception. He added two catches for 18 yards against Concordia-St. Paul.
Hoppes played for Coach Mark King at Lincoln Southwest High School. As a senior, Hoppes caught 15 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns en route to collecting all-city and All-Heartland Conference accolades. Hoppes also recorded 53 tackles in helping the SilverHawks to a 6-4 record and a Class A state playoff berth. As a junior, Lincoln Southwest went 9-2 and made it to the second round of the Class A playoffs, as Hoppes had 52 tackles and seven sacks en route to being an honorable-mention all-city pick.
The son of Tim and Teresa Hoppes, Tyler was born on May 8, 1995. He is majoring in sociology, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. Hoppes has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits. He earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.
Games Played--10 in 2016