Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
Tyson Broekemeier completed his Nebraska career in 2015 by making a position switch and contributing to the Huskers’ special teams. After four seasons as a reserve quarterback, Broekemeier switched to punter in 2015 where he served as the backup to All-Big Ten punter Sam Foltz.
Broekemeier earned his degree in business administration in December of 2015.
Broekemeier is a business administration major and is on track to earn his degree in December. Broekemeier was a five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.
Broekemeier moved to punter in the fall and appeared in the first two games after Foltz was injured midway through the season opener. Broekemeier punted five times with an average of 37.0 yards, with a long of 48 yards against BYU. He pinned the opponents inside the 20 on two of his five punts.
Broekemeier added depth at quarterback during the first four years of his Nebraska career, but did not appear in a game. He played a key role in preparing the Huskers for games through his outstanding work on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)
Broekemeier guided Coach Randy Huebert’s Aurora squad to an appearance in the Class B state semifinals in 2010. 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. Broekemeier was named the Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year, and he was 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, while racking up 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. Tyson’s older brother, Joe, was a receiver for the Huskers, finishing in 2010. Tyson was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work. He volunteered his time on local hospital visits, School is Cool, Husker Hotline and the Husker Heroes event.
» Games Played– 2 in 2015
» Punting– 5 punts, 187 yards, 37.0 average, long-48