Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011; Spring, 2012)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)
- Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011)
- Brook Berringer Citzenship Team Honorable Mention (2012)
Sophomore Tyler Evans will look to get back on the field this fall after missing most of the 2011 season because of injury. The 6-1, 200-pound Evans should add depth at the receiver spot for the Huskers while also having the opportunity to compete for time on special teams.
Evans is a standout in the classroom, and he was one of 27 Huskers named Academic All-Big Ten in 2011. Evans carries better than a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in biological sciences.
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 rest of the year by injury.
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.