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

Honors & Awards
» Team Captain (2015)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
» Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)
» Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
» Three-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)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

Jordan Westerkamp has a pair of highly productive seasons under his belt and is poised for bigger numbers for Nebraska in 2015. Westerkamp is an outstanding route runner and has great hands, allowing him to make the difficult catches look routine. He appeared to be a natural fit in Nebraska’s new offensive system during the spring.

Westerkamp was NU’s second-leading receiver in 2014, catching 44 passes 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 enters his junior year with 64 career receptions and having already surpassed 1,000 receiving yards, Westerkamp is poised to make a big move up the NU career charts over the next two seasons.

Westerkamp, a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection, is a key part of an NU receiving corps that returns several game-tested playmakers. A year after a game-winning Hail Mary touchdown catch against Northwestern in 2013, Westerkamp again made numerous highlight-reel catches in 2014. One of those plays was a behind-the-back reception against Florida Atlantic that earned Westerkamp ESPN’s College Football Play of the Year.

2014 (Sophomore)
Westerkamp started nine games and was second on the team with 44 receptions for 747 yards and five touchdowns. He made 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 set career highs with nine catches for 158 yards, all in the second half. The nine catches tied for the eighth-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 while also serving as NU’s top punt returner for much of the season. His lone touchdown catch will go down in Nebraska 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 business administration major and has earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Westerkamp was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2015. Westerkamp has volunteered for numerous outreach events, including Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week and team hospital and community rec center outreach event.

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
Totals 26/10 64 1,030 16.1 39.6 70 at Fresno State 6
Rushing: 1 carry, 7 yards, 0 TDs (all in 2013)
Punt Returns: 19 returns, 51 yards, 0 TDs, 2.7 average, long of 19 at Minnesota (2013)

Single-Game Highs 
» Receptions – 9 at Michigan State (2014)
» Receiving Yards – 158 at Michigan State (2014)
» Touchdowns – 1 (six times)
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