Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
2014: Tyler King made four appearances as a senior, throwing 2.0 innings of relief • Threw a one-hit, scoreless ninth innings of relief in a 17-6 win over Omaha on April 16 • Debuted against No. 2 Oregon State on Feb. 15 at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz. • Failed to get an out, allowing three runs on three walks.
2013: King made 16 appearances for the Huskers in 2013, including a pair of starts • Worked 15.1 innings, striking out 10 • Worked a scoreless inning of relief at Creighton on May 14, giving up one hit and striking out one • Dropped to 1-3 on the season in a 7-4 loss to Ohio State on April 14 • Was his first Big Ten start of the season, gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits over 2.1 innings • Fell to 1-2 on the year after taking the loss at Iowa on April 7 • Gave up a pair runs on five hits in 1.0 inning of work • Started first game of the season during the midweek at Kansas State on April 2 • Gave up three runs over 3.0 innings, but did tie a career high with three strikeouts • Threw 1.0 inning of scoreless relief against Northwestern on March 30 and earned the win, his only victory of the year • Pitched a hitless inning of relief against Northern Colorado on March 6.
2012: King led the Husker pitching staff in appearances as a sophomore with 27, including two starts • Posted a 2-1 record on the year in 28.1 innings of work, with 21 strikeouts • Held opposing hitters to a .245 batting average • Worked a scoreless inning against Minnesota on May 13 to help NU secure a three-game sweep of the Gophers • Pitched just 0.1 inning against the Gophers on May 12 and earned the win • Tied a career high with three strikeouts against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on May 18, as he gave up two hits and no runs in three innings of relief • Also pitched a perfect inning of relief against the Jays on April 24 • Pitched a combined 2.1 innings over two games against No. 16 Purdue • Gave up one run on one hit to the Boilermakers • Made his first-ever start in a conference game on April 13, giving up seven runs on three hits and three walks • Threw a career-high 4.0 innings in his first career start at Kansas State on April 3 • Kept the Wildcats off the board and gave up just one hit, while striking out a career-high three batters • Was nearly perfect in 2.2 innings of work over four games, including three against No. 18 California from March 9 to March 15 • Gave up just one walk over the four-game stretch and no hits • Pitched 1.0 inning of no-hit relief against New Mexico State with two strikeouts at the Dairy Queen Classic on March 3 • Made his season debut on Feb. 18 against Gonzaga • Gave up two runs on one hit in 1.0 inning of relief work.
2011: King was heavily relied upon during his freshman season, ranking second on the team in relief appearances with 21 • Gave up just 10 hits all season in 20.1 innings of work with a 2.21 ERA and 16 strikeouts • Came in and pitched a perfect sixth innings with one strikeout against Creighton on May 10 at TD Ameritrade Park • Was called upon twice against No. 5 Texas at home • Kept the Longhorns off the board with two strikeouts • Had an eight-game stretch from March 19 to April 17 where he didn’t give up an earned run over five innings of work • Posted three strikeouts over 1.2 innings against North Dakota on March 19 • Pitched a season-high three innings against UCLA on March 6, as he struck out two and held the Bruins scoreless, while giving up two hits • Made his Husker debut on Feb. 20 against Missouri State • Threw one inning, while striking out one and giving up one hit.
Before Nebraska: King was one of the top pitchers in Missouri over his final three seasons, throwing for Coach Howard Quigley at Republic High School • Compiled a 25-6 career record and an ERA below 1.25 each year • Finished his prep career by going 9-2 with a 1.20 ERA while striking out 109 in 64 innings in 2010 • Garnered first-team all-state honors in 2009 with a 7-2 mark, a 1.20 ERA and 112 strikeouts • Recorded a 9-2 mark as a sophomore with 94 strikeouts and a 1.27 ERA en route to first-team all-district honors • Pitched for the Midwest Nationals in the summer of 2009, going 8-0 with a 1.83 ERA • Also played football and basketball • Was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated summa cum laude.
Personal: Born on April 7, 1992, in Kansas City, Mo. • Parents are Martin and Elizabeth King • Has two sisters, Shelby and Amanda • Major is nutrition science.