Honors & Awards
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
» Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
» Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011, 2012, 2013)
Senior receiver Tyler Evans is part of a deep and talented Nebraska receiving corps that returns seven of its top eight players for the 2014 season. The 6-1, 195-pound Evans has provided depth at receiver each of the past three years and will look to push for more extensive playing time in his final season. Evans is also likely to contribute on special teams again this season. Evans is also a standout off the field and has been an academic All-Big Ten pick each of the past three years.
Evans played in three games as a reserve receiver and on special teams, but did not have any receptions.
Evans played in NU’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota. He had two catches for 27 yards, including a 26-yarder against Southern Miss and a one-yard catch vs. Idaho State.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Evans appeared in Nebraska's first two games against Chattanooga and Fresno State, but did not have any statistics. He was sidelined for the majority of the season by injury.
He performed well in the classroom, earning a spot on the academic All-Big Ten team.
Evans sat out his first season in the program as a redshirt. Evans was a standout off the field, earning selections to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both semesters while also claiming a spot on the 2011 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
Before Nebraska (Waverly HS)
Evans was a three-sport standout at Waverly High School, excelling in football, basketball and track. Evans was the first scholarship signee from Waverly since at least 1973.
On the gridiron, Evans starred on both sides of the football, helping Coach Mike Johnson's Vikings to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class B state quarterfinals. Offensively, Evans guided Waverly from his quarterback spot, rushing for 651 yards and 13 touchdowns, while passing for nearly 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. From his defensive back spot, the 6-1, 180-pound Evans made 25 tackles and had two interceptions.
Evans was named a first-team All-Nebraska defender by the Omaha World-Herald and a first-team Super-State defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. Evans was also a standout for Waverly as a junior. He accounted for 1,200 yards of total offense, including 900 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, while racking up 61 tackles and eight interceptions on defense. His play earned Evans first-team Class B all-state honors in 2008, and second-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as an athlete.
Evans was regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com, while SuperPrep listed him among the top 70 players in the Midlands Region.
Evans was a first-team all-state pick in basketball as a junior when he averaged 20 points per game, and again as a senior with 20.8 ppg in 2010.
On the track, Evans won the Class B 100 meters as a junior and finished third as a senior. In the 200 meters he was second as a senior and sixth as a junior. He also helped Waverly to a runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay in both 2009 and 2010. Evans starred in the classroom as well, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average.
He also had offers from Ohio and Princeton, but only visited Nebraska.
Tyler was born on March 28, 1992, and is the son of Doug and Angie Evans. He is majoring in biological sciences and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2014. He earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013, while claiming spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Evans has also done extensive community outreach work and was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was also a member of the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014. His activities have included volunteering with Husker Heroes, Special Olympics, School is Cool Week and hospital and elementary school visits.
Evans' Career Statistics
» Games Played- 6, (2 in 2011, 4 in 2012)
» Receiving- 2-27, long-26 (Southern Miss), all in 2012