Before Nebraska (Kickapoo HS/Rutgers)
Travis Vokolek transferred to Nebraska in the summer of 2019 after spending his first two seasons at Rutgers. The junior has two seasons of eligibility remaining but must sit out the 2019 season.
Vokolek played in 19 games in his two seasons at Rutgers, catching 17 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He played in seven games as a true freshman in 2017, hauling in a 14-yard reception at Indiana. As a sophomore in 2018, Vokolek had 16 catches for 184 yards, and he caught a pair of touchdown passes. He tied for the team lead in touchdown receptions, was third in receiving yards and fourth in receptions. Vokolek had multiple catches in four of the Scarlet Knights' nine Big Ten Conference games, including a career-high five receptions against Illinois and a career-high 69 receiving yards on four catches at Michigan State.
Vokolek played his prep ball for Kickapoo High School in Missouri, where he was a three-star recruit. Vokolek was a first-team Class 6 all-state selection on defense as a senior, when he recorded 90 tackles in addition to catching 17 passes for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He totaled 82 tackles as a junior, when the Chiefs made it to the state semifinals. Vokolek also played basketball and competed in track and field at Kickapoo.
Travis' father, D.J., is the assistant head coach at Northern Iowa, where he coaches the Panther linebackers. Travis' uncle is Terry Allen, who compiled a 133-125 career record as the head coach of Northern Iowa (1989-1996), Kansas (1997-2001) and Missouri State (2006-14).