Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
» Brook Berringer 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.
Chaffin is the son of John Chaffin and Dana Plugge. He was born on June 26, 1997, and is majoring in mathematics education. Ty was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his first two semesters, and he earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2017. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, School is Cool and local hospital outreach visits.