Honors and Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
Sophomore Tyler Wullenwaber (pronounced wool-en-waybber) hopes to be a strong contributor to one of the nation's top receiving corps in 2013. The 6-1, 195-pound speedster was part of the Huskers' regular receiving rotation early in the 2012 season, before being sidelined for the season with a knee injury in game two.
Wullenwaber received a medical hardship for the 2012 campaign and has three seasons of eligibility remaining in the program. Although he did not participate in spring drills as he continued his rehabilitation, Wullenwaber is expected to be ready for the start of fall practice. He brings another explosive player to a receiving corps that returns three players who caught 30 or more passes last season. A walk-on from Utica, Neb., Wullenwaber could also play a role on NU's return teams.
2012 (Medical Hardship)
Wullenwaber played in the first two games against Southern Miss and UCLA, before suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Bruins. Wullenwaber had an eight-yard reception against Southern Miss and a five-yard catch at UCLA.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Wullenwaber added depth in the receiving corps, but did not appear in a game.
Wullenwaber redshirted and worked with the scout team offense.
Before Nebraska (Centennial HS)
Wullenwaber set school records for career receiving yards (1,994), season receiving yards (954), career receptions (101), career touchdowns (26) and touchdowns in a season (13). As a senior, the talented wide receiver had his best season as he caught 41 passes for 954 yards and 13 scores.
A first-team Class C-1 all-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald, Wullenwaber chose to walk on at NU after being recruited by several Division II schools, including Northwest Missouri State, Nebraska-Omaha and Wayne State.
Wullenwaber also starred in track and field. He won Class B long jump crowns in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and won the high jump as a senior and the 200 meters as a junior. He also finished third in the 200 meters and fourth in the 100 meters as a senior.
Tyler is the son of Donald and Karla Wullenwaber, and he was born on Nov. 25, 1991. He is majoring in business administration, and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll. Wullenwaber has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.