Tyler Hoppes

Tyler Hoppes said the Husker tight ends and new quarterbacks are forming chemistry. “These quarterbacks like throwing to the tight ends. We’re earning their trust every day.”

The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2017 season.

Tyler Hoppes

6-4  |  245  |  Senior  |  TE

The Lincoln Southwest graduate, Wayne State transfer and Husker walk-on picked the perfect time to be a senior tight end at Nebraska: He’s No. 1. No one behind him has a career catch, and he’s about to play in an offense that wants to throw to the tight ends 50 to 60 times per season.

Hoppes caught four passes for 66 yards in the spring game and had one scrimmage where he caught more than that. Though NU is likely to use three or four tight ends, Hoppes will be on the field a lot and a major factor in the scheme.

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