- Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005)
Wideout Tyler Kenney enters fall camp hoping to push for playing time in the Husker receiving corps. Kenney is listed as a reserve behind junior Isaiah Fluellen and sophomore Terrence Nunn at the "Z" receiver position heading into camp. Kenney capped spring ball with a 22-yard touchdown catch in the Red-White Game. Kenney has played in one game the past two seasons. He has twice been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Kenney was a reserve receiver, but did not play in a game in 2004. He appeared against Texas A&M in 2003, but did not have a catch. A walk-on Kenney redshirted in 2002.
Before Nebraska (Amherst HS)
Kenney was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and track at Amherst High School. As a junior, Kenney was an all-district performer at wide receiver and defensive back on Amherst's Class C-1 state runner-up football team. On the track, Kenney won four state championships, including back-to-back state titles in the high jump his junior and senior years, and state gold medals in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles his senior year. Kenney averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game in basketball for his career. He was also a four-time academic all-state pick.
Kenney is the son of Paul and Angie Kenney, and was born on April 13, 1984, in Kearney, Neb. He is an agribusiness major and has volunteered his time in local hospital visits and with the Lincoln Action Program.