Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scout Team Special Teams MVP (2015)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
Sophomore Alex Boryca will look to battle for playing time at linebacker in 2016. A walk-on from Cozad High School, the 6-2, 220-pound Boryca has the versatility to play multiple linebacker positions and spent the majority of the spring at the SAM spot. He could also push for playing time on special teams this fall, after earning Nebraska Special Teams Scout Team MVP last year.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Boryca added depth at linebacker but did not play in a game. For his effort in practice, Boryca was named Nebraska's Scout Team Special Teams MVP.
Boryca redshirted during his first year at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Cozad HS)
Boryca was a standout at Cozad High School, where he starred at linebacker and running back. As a senior, he helped Coach Brian Cargill’s team to a perfect 13-0 record and the Class C-1 state title. Boryca racked up 115 tackles in 2013, including 51 solo stops. He also had 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and forced a fumble. Boryca made seven tackles in the state title game victory over Ashland-Greenwood.
He also saw action at running back, rushing 28 times for 127 yards and seven touchdowns, including two TD runs in the state championship game. Boryca was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior. He also was named the Kearney Hub’s 2013 Hub Territory Defensive Player of the Year.
Boryca helped the Haymakers to the state playoffs in both 2011 and 2012.
The son of Adam and Becky Boryca, Alex was born on Oct. 11, 1995. He is majoring in agribusiness. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Boryca was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work, including volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital visits.