Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2018; Spring 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Junior Ty Chaffin will look to battle for playing time at wide receiver during the 2019 campaign. A walk-on from Burwell, Neb., the 6-5 Chaffin provides a big target in the Nebraska passing game. Chaffin saw action in one game in 2017. Off the field Chaffin is a standout as an Academic All-Big Ten choice in both 2017 and 2018. He has also made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times in his career.
Chaffin added valuable depth to the Husker wide receiving corps as a sophomore in 2018, although he did not appear in a game.
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Chaffin added depth at wide receiver and made his career debut in the season finale against Iowa. Chaffin was also a member of the Huskers’ travel roster at Penn State. He did not have a catch.
Chaffin redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (Burwell HS)
Chaffin played in 12 games as a senior at Burwell and caught 48 passes for 870 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had five carries for 39 yards. Chaffin was named an all-state wide receiver. On defense, Chaffin recorded 49 tackles, 27 of which were solo stops.
As a junior in 2014, Chaffin had 34 receptions for 840 yards and 15 touchdowns in nine games. On defense, he tallied 12 unassisted tackles and 34 total tackles. As a sophomore in 2013, he caught 17 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown in seven games. On defense, he had 16 tackles.
Chaffin's play helped Burwell finish as the state runner-up in 2015, its best finish in school history. Burwell also advanced to the second round of the state tournament in both 2013 and 2014. Chaffin was also a standout on the basketball court, earning honorable-mention all-state recognition each of his final two seasons. He averaged better than nine points per game in 2015-16.
Ty is the son of John Chaffin and Dana Plugge. He was born on June 26, 1997, and is majoring in mathematics education. He has volunteered his time with the FCA, the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, School is Cool and local hospital outreach visits.