The tight end position is expected to play a more prominent role in the Nebraska offense next season and Husker coach Mike Riley has been impressed with the play of senior Tyler Hoppes. The native of Lincoln began his career at Wayne State before transferring to Nebraska and was a defensive end before making the switch in the spring of 2015.
“I have really been impressed how physically he has picked up his game”, said Riley. “We need stability and continued growth by him and I think we are going to get it. I am excited about Tyler.”
Tight ends coach Tavita Thompson says other names have also emerged at the position.
“Matt Snyder and Jack Stoll have risen above my expectations”, said Thompson.
Nebraska’s spring game is April 15.