Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2017, 2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)
Sophomore Ty Chaffin will head into the 2018 season looking to compete for playing time at the receiver position. A walk-on from Burwell, Neb., the 6-5, 210-pound Chaffin provides a big target in the passing game. Chaffin saw his first game action in the 2017 season finale, and also made the travel roster for one road game. Chaffin is a standout off the field, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017.
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Chaffin added depth at wide receiver and made his career debut in the season finale against Iowa. Chaffin was also a member of the Huskers’ travel roster at Penn State. He did not have a catch.
Chaffin redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (Burwell HS)
Chaffin played in 12 games as a senior at Burwell and caught 48 passes for 870 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had five carries for 39 yards. Chaffin was named an all-state wide receiver. On defense, Chaffin recorded 49 tackles, 27 of which were solo stops.
As a junior in 2014, Chaffin had 34 receptions for 840 yards and 15 touchdowns in nine games. On defense, he tallied 12 unassisted tackles and 34 total tackles. As a sophomore in 2013, he caught 17 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown in seven games. On defense, he had 16 tackles.
Chaffin's play helped Burwell finish as the state runner-up in 2015, its best finish in school history. Burwell also advanced to the second round of the state tournament in both 2013 and 2014. Chaffin was also a standout on the basketball court, earning honorable-mention all-state recognition each of his final two seasons. He averaged better than nine points per game in 2015-16.
Ty is the son of John Chaffin and Dana Plugge. He was born on June 26, 1997, and is majoring in mathematics education. He is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, and he earned spots on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2017 and 2018. He has volunteered his time with the FCA, the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, School is Cool and local hospital outreach visits.