Alex Balke redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Regina)
Iowa City product Alex Balke will join the NU program as a wide receiver prospect from Regina High School. Known for his speed and playmaking ability, Balke caught 51 passes for 845 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior season, leading the Regals to a Class 1A state title. In his junior year, Balke helped lead Regina to a Class 2A state title. A multi-sport star, Balke originally intended on competing at Iowa in the decathlon before a walk-on offer from Nebraska steered him away from the Hawkeyes.
He is the son of Norman Balke, and was born on March 24, 1995.