Betts sat out the 2022 season, utilizing his redshirt.
Betts played in every game in all 12 games in 2021 with five starts, catching 20 passes for 286 yards and adding three carries for 109 yards and one touchdown. He ranked fourth on the team in receptions and receiving yards.
Betts returned one kickoff for 17 yards in the opener at Illinois. The next week against Fordham, Betts had a 30-yard reception and returned two kickoffs for 35 yards. Betts had two catches for 21 yards in the win over Buffalo. Betts earned the start at No. 3 Oklahoma and caught three passes for 61 yards, including a career-long 55-yard grab. Betts caught five passes for a career-high 62 yards at No. 20 Michigan State. In the win over Northwestern, Betts caught two passes for 13 yards and had an 83-yard touchdown run on his first career carry. His 83-yard touchdown run was the longest rush by a Husker since 2012.
Betts totaled 62 scrimmage yards at Minnesota, catching two passes for 35 yards and adding a 27-yard run. Betts hauled in a 30-yard pass against Purdue. He made a pair of catches for 15 yards against No. 6 Ohio State. Betts hauled in a 12-yard catch at No. 19 Wisconsin. Against No. 17 Iowa in the season finale, Betts had a seven-yard reception.
2020 (Covid Season)
Betts appeared in six games with one start in 2020. He caught 12 passes for 131 yards, ranking third on the team in receiving yards. Betts had at least one reception in each of the six games he played.
Betts was a member of Nebraska’s travel roster for the Huskers’ season-opening trip to No. 5 Ohio State, but he did not play in the game. He made his Husker debut at Northwestern and caught two passes for 17 yards. Betts caught two more passes and led Nebraska with 54 receiving yards in the win over Penn State. He scored his first career touchdown with a 45-yard catch against the Nittany Lions. Betts added a nine-yard catch against Illinois. He made his first career start at Iowa and had a 15-yard reception against the Hawkeyes. At Purdue, Betts caught a career-high five passes for 36 yards. He made one catch in his final appearance of the season against Minnesota.
Before Nebraska (Bellevue West HS)
Betts came to Lincoln as the highest rated recruit from the state of Nebraska in a dozen years after totaling more than 3,300 career receiving yards at Bellevue West High School, including a Class A state-record 46 touchdown receptions.
As a senior, Betts helped Bellevue West to a 13-0 season and the Class A state title by catching 64 passes for 1,185 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging nearly 19 yards per reception. Following his senior season, Betts was named an honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska team. It marked Betts’ third straight year on the All-Nebraska team, as he became the fifth three-time All-Nebraska player in the 99-year history of the team. Betts was also tabbed as a three-time first-team Super-State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star.
In his junior season, Betts battled through an injury to total 48 receptions for 856 yards and 12 touchdowns while earning first-team All-Nebraska accolades. Betts was also a first-team All-Nebraska selection as a sophomore after catching 57 passes for 1,035 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was only the seventh sophomore ever to earn All-Nebraska honors.
Betts was widely regarded as one of the top recruits in the country, and he was selected to represent Team USA in the 2020 International Bowl. Rivals listed him as the No. 12 wide receiver and No. 59 overall player nationally. Betts was also listed as the No. 111 player in the 247Sports Composite national rankings. Betts chose Nebraska over offers from Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota, among others.
Zavier is the son of Zevin Betts Sr., Shannon Betts and Tania Betts. He was born on Dec. 17, 2001. He is a psychology major.