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Jordan Westerkamp
Player Profile:
Jordan Westerkamp 804875
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lombard, Ill.
High School: Montini Catholic
Major: Management

Honors & Awards
» Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2016)
» First-Team All-Big Ten (Phil Steele, 2015)
» Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, Associated Press, 2015)
» Team Captain (2015)
» Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2015)
» Nebraska Record for Season Receptions by a Receiver (65, 2015)
» Nebraska Record for 100-Yard Receiving Games, Season (tied record, 4 in 2015)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2016)
» Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)
» Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» ESPN College Football Play of the Year (Reception vs. Florida Atlantic, 2014)
» Sports Science Newton Award for Outstanding Reaction (2015)
» 2016 Guy Chamberlain Trophy
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)

Westerkamp's Nebraska Receiving Rankings
» Season Receptions, 2nd (65 receptions, 2015)
» Season Receiving Yards, 3rd (918 yards, 2015)
» Season 100-Yard Receiving Games, tie-1st (4 100-yard games, 2015)
» Season Touchdown Receptions, 10th (7, 2015)
» Consecutive Games with a Reception, 2nd (36 consecutive games, active streak)

2016 Season Notes
» Fourth player in NU history with 2,000 career receiving yards, joining Kenny Bell (2,689), Johnny Rodgers (2,479), and Nate Swift (2,476) in the 2,000-yard club.
» Caught four passes for 50 yards at Iowa, marking his 36th straight game with at least one reception, one shy of the Nebraska school record of 37 straight games by Johnny Rodgers. Increased his career receptions total to 167, moving him into second place on the Nebraska career receptions list. Increased his career receiving yardage total to 2,474 and is two yards shy of Nate Swift (2,476) for third on the Nebraska career yardage list and five yards shy of tying Johnny Rodgers (2,479) for second on the list.  
» Caught season-high eight passes for 85 yards against Maryland, including a four-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter for the 18th touchdown catch of his career, and his fifth of 2016.
» Had a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Northwestern, marking his first career rushing touchdown. Had two career carries for 16 yards prior to the touchdown run.

2016 Outlook
Jordan Westerkamp is set to leave a lasting mark on the Nebraska football program. The Chicago native has been a fan favorite since his freshman season and has been a leader for the Huskers on and off the field. As a senior in 2016, Westerkamp will lead a receiving corps that returns its top five players and is poised to be among the best in the nation.

The 6-0, 200-pound Westerkamp has great hands, allowing him to make the difficult catches look routine throughout his career. He is also a great route runner with excellent mastery of the Nebraska offense.

Westerkamp is coming off one of the most productive receiving seasons in Nebraska history and is poised to make a run at the school’s career receiving marks. Westerkamp caught 65 passes for 918 yards in 2015, good for the second and third-highest totals in school history, respectively, in those categories. Westerkamp’s effort in 2015 earned him second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the league’s coaches and media, and he is strong candidate for first-team accolades this fall.

Westerkamp enters 2016 in position to challenge the Nebraska career records for receptions and receiving yards. He entered the year 52 catches and 741 receiving yards from the top spot on both charts, records currently held by Westerkamp’s former teammate Kenny Bell.

Westerkamp has grabbed headlines throughout his career, first with a game-winning Hail Mary touchdown catch against Northwestern in 2013. He has added several highlight-reel catches since, including a behind-the-back reception against Florida Atlantic in 2014 that earned Westerkamp ESPN’s College Football Play of the Year.

Off the field, Westerkamp is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He is on track to earn his degree in management in December of 2016.

2015 (Junior)
Westerkamp played in all 13 games and led the team with 65 receptions for 918 yards and seven touchdowns. Westerkamp’s 918 receiving yards were just 24 shy of the NU season yardage record and his 65 catches were the most ever for a Nebraska wide receiver and second-most by any player in school history.

He recorded four 100-yard receiving games to tie a Nebraska season record and had seven games with at least five receptions, while catching at least one pass in every game. Westerkamp ranked sixth in the Big Ten in both receptions (5.0) and receiving yards per game (70.6), and earning second-team All-Big Ten honors.

Westerkamp caught a touchdown in each of the four non-conference games. He opened the season with seven catches for 107 yards and a 21-yard touchdown against BYU in the opener. A week later, he caught three passes, including a 22-yard touchdown, against South Alabama.
Westerkamp helped trigger Nebraska’s second-half rally at Miami with a 22-yard touchdown catch. He finished the day with five receptions for 95 yards, and also had a career-long 24-yard punt return. Westerkamp caught a career-high 11 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown against Southern Miss. The reception total tied for the third-most in Nebraska history.

Westerkamp had four straight games with five or more catches in Big Ten play, beginning with six catches for 76 yards at Minnesota. He added five catches for 92 yards a week later against Northwestern.

Against Purdue and Michigan State, Westerkamp produced back-to-back nine-catch games and topped the century mark in both contests. He had 123 receiving yards and a touchdown at Purdue. In the upset victory over the Spartans, Westerkamp had 143 receiving yards, including a 38-yard first-quarter touchdown to give NU a 10-0 lead. He had 83 receiving yards in the fourth quarter against MSU, and triggered NU’s game-winning drive with back-to-back catches of 28 and 33 yards.

Westerkamp caught his seventh touchdown of the season at Rutgers and had two catches in each of the final two games of the year.

2014 (Sophomore)
Westerkamp started nine games and was second on the team with 44 receptions for 747 yards and five touchdowns. His receiving yardage and receptions totals both ranked just outside of the top 10 on the Nebraska single-season charts. He recorded at least three catches seven times and had 100-yard receiving games against Florida Atlantic and Michigan State.

He opened the year with seven catches for 125 yards against FAU, including a 41-yard touchdown, setting then-career highs in both categories. Westerkamp and Kenny Bell became the first pair of wide receivers in school history to both top 100 receiving yards in the same game. Westerkamp had a team-high four catches for 61 yards in a win over McNeese State, including a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Westerkamp caught a career-long 70-yard touchdown on the game’s third play at Fresno State. At Michigan State, Westerkamp had a career-high 158 receiving yards on a season-high nine catches, all in the second half. The nine catches are tied for the ninth-most in NU history, while the 158 yards were fifth-best in school history.

Westerkamp had a four-yard touchdown catch against Rutgers and added five receptions against Minnesota. He capped the year with three catches for 81 yards against USC in the Holiday Bowl, including a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Westerkamp played in all 13 games, with a start against Georgia, and had 20 receptions for 283 yards and a touchdown. He was NU’s top punt returner for much of the season. His lone touchdown catch of 2013 will go down in Husker history, coming on a 49-yard Hail Mary pass to defeat Northwestern.

Westerkamp caught four passes for 30 yards in the season’s first five games, before becoming a bigger part of the passing game. He had three receptions for 53 yards at Purdue and also added three catches at Minnesota. Westerkamp had a season-best day against Northwestern with four catches for 104 yards, capped by the touchdown from Ron Kellogg III. He had a season-high five catches for 62 yards at Penn State.

2012 (Redshirt)
Westerkamp redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Montini Catholic HS)
Westerkamp was a record-setting receiver at Montini Catholic High School in Illinois. He is the state’s all-time leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (4,618) and receiving touchdowns (68). Westerkamp won state titles each of his final three seasons, capped by a memorable performance in the 2011 Class 5A state title game against Joliet Catholic, when he had 12 catches for 353 yards and five touchdowns in a 70-45 victory. Overall, Westerkamp had nine touchdown catches in his three state championship games.

Westerkamp caught 91 passes for 1,659 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior when was chosen as a first-team USA Today All-American and was the Illinois Player of the Year. Westerkamp made 89 catches for 1,631 yards and 23 touchdowns while earning first-team all-state accolades as a junior. As a sophomore, Westerkamp had 51 receptions for 1,156 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Westerkamp participated in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl in Arizona. He was listed among the top 50 receivers in the country. Westerkamp chose Nebraska over Notre Dame and had dozens of other scholarship offers.

Westerkamp is the son of Robert and Kimberly Westerkamp and was born on June 23, 1994. His father also starred at Montini Catholic and collegiately at Illinois. Westerkamp is a management major and has earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Westerkamp has twice been named to both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams. Westerkamp has volunteered for numerous outreach events, including Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, and School is Cool Week.

Westerkamp's Career Statistics
Year G/S Rec. Yards Y/R Y/G Long TDs
2012       Redshirt      
2013 13/1 20 283 14.1 21.8 49 vs.Northwestern 1
2014 13/9 44 747 17.0 57.5 70 at Fresno State 5
2015 13/4 65 918 14.1 70.6 38 vs. Michigan State 7
Totals 39/14 129 1,948 15.1 49.9 70 at Fresno State 13
Rushing: 1 carry, 7 yards, 0 TDs (all in 2013)
Punt Returns: 25 returns, 112 yards, 4.5 average, long-24 at Miami (2015)
2015--6 returns, 61 yards, 10.2 average, long-24 at Miami
2013--19 returns, 51 yards, 0 TDs, 2.7 average, long of 19 at Minnesota (2013)

Single-Game Highs 
» Receptions – 11 vs. Southern Miss (2015)
» Receiving Yards – 158 at Michigan State (2014)
» Touchdowns – 1, 13 times
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