Ty Chaffin's Backyard Dream Turns Into A Reality

Burrell high school wide receiver Ty Chaffin grew up dreaming about being a Husker. That dream is no longer a fantasy.

After a strong season at Burwell high school (NE), 2016 wide receiver Ty Chaffin will head to Lincoln as a preferred walk-on. The Nebraska prep announced via his Twitter page on Saturday.

“When Lincoln started talking to me, it was really a no-brainer,” said Chaffin, who will likely start his career at the X-wide receiver spot. “When you are a little kid in this state and you are in your backyard, you think about how cool it would be to play for the Huskers. Growing up and playing football, I always wished and hoped I could play for them. When they contacted me, I was on cloud nine. I thought it was awesome.”

According to Maxpreps, Chaffin was third in Class D-1 in receiving yards in 2015, recording 870 yards in 12 contests. 

At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Chaffin is a bigger body receiver who will likely help the first and second-team units scheme against bigger receivers in the Big Ten his first couple years in Lincoln.

“Jack Gangwish was from a small town like me and he worked his butt off,” said Chaffin. “I want to get bigger, strong and faster as well, so one day I can help the team. I’m going to try to contribute anyway I can. Whether that is working on the scout team, playing special teams, or maybe some day playing on varsity.”

Big Red Report asked the senior how he describes himself as a player.

“I suppose I’m just a player who will do anything that coaches ask,” said Chaffin. “Whether that is throw a block on the outside or go up to get a pass. Anything I will do it and I like to work hard.”

Chaffin will major in education and wants to ultimately be a math teacher. His dream is also to be a coach and while in Lincoln he will pursue a coaching certificate. 

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