Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Ty Chaffin joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on in 2016, and hopes to compete for playing time at receiver this fall. Chaffin was a standout at Burwell High School before joining the Nebraska program, and at 6-5 he provides a big target in the passing game.
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. He earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.