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Former Husker, Bellevue West Receiver Zavier Betts Enters Transfer Portal

January 03, 2023

Former Nebraska wide receiver Zavier Betts entered the transfer portal on Tuesday.

Betts was the top in-state recruit and a composite 4-star receiver out of Bellevue West in the 2020 recruiting class. He chose Nebraska over schools like Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Florida State and Iowa State. Betts was coveted for his speed and dynamic playmaking ability. He finished his high school career with more than 3,300 receiving yards and a Class A record 46 career touchdowns.

The former Thunderbird caught a combined 32 passes for 417 yards and a touchdown in two seasons at Nebraska. He also ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on three carries as a Husker in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He was Nebraska’s second-leading receiver in 2021.

Betts left the team in March and did not play in 2022. Former head coach Scott Frost did not specify why at the time, simply saying he’s “not a member of the team right now.” In October, La Vista Police pulled him over for speeding and issued him a ticket. During that stop, however, he was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant from Woodbury County, Iowa. That warrant was issued for failing to appear for a July court date on charges related to possession of a controlled substance.

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