Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Redshirt freshman tight end Jared Blum will enter the 2013 season with a goal of earning playing time at a wide-open tight end spot. Nebraska graduated three tight ends from the 2012 team, leaving only senior Jake Long with game experience. The 6-4, 240-pound Blum is one of four players behind Long who made a strong impression during spring practice.
Blum has made good progress in the weight room in his first year at Nebraska, adding nearly 15 pounds of muscle. Blum is also off to a strong start in the classroom, earning Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll distinction in his first semester.
Blum redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Blum is one of two walk-ons from Gretna High School in the 2012 class. Blum was a second-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a second-team Super State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star on defense as a senior. Blum recorded 44 tackles to go along with 12 sacks and helped his team reach the semifinals of the Class B state playoffs. Blum was also a threat on offense, catching 18 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end. Along with being a football standout, Blum starred on the Dragons’ basketball team where was named second-team Super State by the Lincoln Journal Star as a junior, after averaging 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Blum had football scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Nebraska-Kearney and Northwest Missouri State.
Blum was born on Nov. 14, 1993, and he is the son of Dave and Kristi Blum.