Session one's fastest man

There have been some very good stories of individual effort and achievement from the first session of Nebraska football camp. This one though isn't about how he did in one on ones or how he measured in. This one is totally about how he ran. This standout WR/CB from Superior (Nebr.) came home from camp earning the camp's fastest honor.

There isn't a lot of news out of the Nebraska summer camps about offers, but we do know about an award. Ty Betka from Superior (Nebr.) was in Lincoln this past week for the first session of camp.

"I was there all three days," Betka said. "I worked out as mostly a wide receiver, but I did some cornerback drills too."

Betka said that he measured in at 5-foot-5.5 and 142-pounds and despite a shorter stature that most of the other players around him he says that he thought he stood out.

"I thought that I did alright and impressed some coaches. I thought that I ran good routes and felt like I worked the hardest out there."

One way that Betka stood out was by how he ran. Betka never got his exact time from the staff, but in comparison to everyone else he was just faster.

"I won the fastest man competition. You had to win your position and then you ran against the other winners in your class.

"I never got a time, but I thought that I had a pretty good time. I was actually there the week before for a combine and ran a 4.47."

Betka is hoping that his work in Lincoln will help turn some colleges' attention his way. He was receiving information from schools already, but he's hoping for more.

"Before my camp at Nebraska I had been getting a lot of emails and letters mostly from DII, DIII and NAIA schools. I was hearing from some Ivy League schools and Drake too because of my grades."


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