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Ty Betka joined the Nebraska program in October of 2014 as a walk-on receiver, and provided depth throughout his Nebraska career. A Superior, Neb., native, Betka was asked to walk on following the Huskers’ annual open walk-on tryout.  Betka had outstanding speed and did excellent work on the Huskers' scout team. 

Betka began his college career at Drake University before coming to Nebraska. Betka was a political science major and graduated in December of 2016. 

2016 (Senior)
Betka added depth at receiver, and played on Senior Day against Maryland.

2015 (Junior)
Betka added depth at receiver, but did not appear in a game.

2014 (Redshirt)
Betka joined the team in October after making his way through the walk-on tryout and worked on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (Drake/Superior HS)
Betka spent two seasons at Drake. He made appearances in five games in 2013, rushing for 19 yards on six carries. He also recorded one solo tackle against Morehead State. Betka redshirted during his first season at Drake in 2012.

Betka earned all-district and all-conference honors at Superior High School in 2010 and 2011. He was also a two-time honorable-mention all-state selection. Betka helped the Wildcats to a Class C2 state playoff appearance in 2010. Betka earned 10 letters in high school, including three in football and basketball and four in track.

Betka qualified for the state track meet in three events as a junior and in four events as a senior. He was third in the state in the 100 as a senior, while finishing fifth in the 200. He placed fifth in both events as a junior. In the classroom, Betka achieved honor roll status.

The son of Mark and Cindy Betka, Ty was born on Sept. 22, 1993. He has three siblings, Travis, Tracy and Taryn. Ty was a political science major at Nebraska, and is an active participant in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2016.