A member of the Huskers' rich football walk-on program, Jake Wesch was named the Assistant Director of Football Operations in September of 2011.
A native of North Bend, Neb., Wesch was the Huskers' kickoff specialist in 2005 and 2006, while also serving as the starting holder during his final three seasons and was a five-time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team selection. As a senior, Wesch handled the holding duties in all 13 games, as sophomore place-kicker Alex Henery was 56-of-57 on extra points and 18-of-21 on field goal attempts. The field-goal unit capped the year with Henery's school-record 57-yard field goal against Colorado.
Wesch also punted in three games, putting one punt inside the 20-yard line against Missouri, along with a career-best 55 yarder against Texas Tech and a 50-yarder at Iowa State. Wesch also connected on an eight-yard pass to tight end Mike McNeill on a fake field goal against Texas Tech, allowing NU to score a touchdown on the next play. He also executed a fake field goal pitch to Alex Henery for a first down late in the Kansas game.
After finishing his Husker career in 2008, Wesch continued to work in various areas of the athletic department. He worked specifically with the football department prior to the 2010 season as one of the program's interns.
Wesch earned his bachelor's degree in communications studies from Nebraska in the December of 2008 and went on to earn a master's in educational administration in the summer of 2011.