- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011)
Sophomore Tyson Broekemeier (pronouced Brock-meyer) will look to earn playing time at a well-stocked quarterback position in 2013. The Aurora (Neb.) High product will add depth behind fifth-year senior Taylor Martinez, a starter each of the past three seasons. Broekemeier has battled injuries early in his Nebraska career, including a season-ending knee injury as a true freshman in 2011. Broekemeier did complete the 2012 season and spring practice healthy and is ready to contribute this fall.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Broekemeier added depth at quarterback in 2012, but did not appear in a game.
Broekemeier suffered a knee injury during fall camp and sat out the season. He returned to the practice field for Nebraska's preparations for the Capital One Bowl.
Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)
Broekemeier guided Coach Randy Huebert’s Aurora squad to an appearance in the Class B state semifinals in 2010 by piling up huge numbers at quarterback.
Broekemeier completed better than 70 percent of his passes for 2,047 yards and 31 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He also rushed for 630 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a senior, Broekemeier was named the Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year, and he was also the honorary captain of the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State offense and the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska team.
Broekemeier had better than 2,400 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns as a junior. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, he set records for touchdown passes, passing yards, completions and total yards, going 30-of-37 for 371 yards and five touchdowns, and running for 36 yards, giving him 407 total yards. Broekemeier had scholarship offers from FCS schools South Dakota and North Dakota.
Tyson was born on Feb. 9, 1992, and is the son of Dale and Karla Broekemeier. His older brother, Joe, was a receiver for the Huskers, finishing in 2010. Tyson has not declared a major. He has volunteered his time on local hospital visits, School is Cool and the Husker Heroes event.