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Tyler Evans - Wide Reciever

By NU Athletic Communications

Honors & Awards

  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten
  • Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011, 2012, 2013)
2014 (Senior)

Injuries forced Tyler Evans to give up football before his senior season. One of the team's top student-athlete, Evans appeared in nine games in his career and was a three-year letterwinner.


2013 (Junior)
Evans played in three games as a junior, but did not make a reception.

2012 (Sophomore)
Evans played in NU’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota. He had two catches for 27 yards - a 26-yarder against Southern Miss and a one-yard catch vs. Idaho State.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Evans appeared in the first two games against Chattanooga and Fresno State, but did not have any statistics. He was sidelined for the majority of the season by injury.

2010 (Redshirt)
Evans redshirted in his first season in the program.

Before Nebraska (Waverly HS)
Evans was a three-sport standout at Waverly High, excelling in football, basketball and track. He was the first scholarship signee from Waverly since at least 1973. Evans’ play helped Coach Mike Johnson’s Vikings to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class B state quarterfinals. Evans guided Waverly as a quarterback, rushing for 651 yards and 13 touchdowns, while passing for nearly 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. Evans also had 25 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back.

Evans was a first-team All-Nebraska defender by the Omaha World-Herald and a first-team Super-State defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. He was also a standout as a junior, when he accounted for 1,200 yards of total offense, including 900 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. He added 61 tackles and eight interceptions on defense. His play earned Evans first-team Class B all-state honors in 2008, and second-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as an athlete.

Evans was a first-team all-state pick in basketball as a junior when he averaged 20 points per game, and again as a senior with 20.8 points per game in 2010. In track, Evans won the Class B 100 meters as a junior and finished third as a senior. In the 200 meters he was second as a senior and sixth as a junior. He also helped Waverly to a runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay in both 2009 and 2010. Evans was a standout in the classroom as well, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average.

He also had offers from Ohio and Princeton, but only visited Nebraska.



Tyler was born on March 28, 1992, and is the son of Doug and Angie Evans. Evans has also done extensive community outreach work and was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team the past two years. His activities have included volunteering with Husker Heroes, DARE, Special Olympics, School is Cool Week and hospital and elementary school visits.


Career Statistics

  • Games Played: 9 (2 in 2011; 4 in 2012; 3 in 2013)
  • Receiving: 2 receptions, 27 yards (all in 2012)


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