Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014; Spring 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
Blake Holtmeier has made a strong impression in his first two years in the Husker program, continuing to add strength in the weight room, while being a top practice player. The 6-2, 200-pound Holtmeier will enter the 2016 season with hopes of earning playing time at receiver, one of the Huskers' deepest position groups.
A product of Kearney Catholic High School, Holtmeier could also be a factor on special teams in 2016. He earned Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll recognition in the spring of 2016, and was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams in both 2015 and 2016.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Holtmeier added depth at receiver but did not play in a game.
Holtmeier redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Kearney Catholic HS)
Holtmeier was a versatile performer at Kearney Catholic High School. He caught 28 passes for 543 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, averaging better than 19 yards per catch. He also had 75 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups from his secondary spot. On special teams, Holtmeier served as the punter and punt return man for Coach Dave Colling’s team. Holtmeier’s play helped Kearney Catholic to a 7-3 record, and a trip to the second round of the 2013 Class C-1 state playoffs.
Holtmeier helped the Stars to a 10-2 record in 2012, and to an 11-2 record and trip to the Class C-2 state championship game in 2011. Holtmeier was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick on offense by the Omaha World-Herald and Huskerland Prep Report, while earning all-state honors on defense by the Associated Press and Lincoln Journal Star.
The son of Doug and Brigitte Holtmeier, Blake was born on Dec. 8, 1995. He is majoring in business administration and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2016. Holtmeier was also named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams in both 2015 and 2016 for extensive outreach work, including volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital and rec center visits.