|High School:||Kearney Catholic|
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
Redshirt freshman Blake Holtmeier had a strong first year in the Nebraska program, making strides in the strength and conditioning program while impressing on the practice field. The 6-2, 200-pound receiver will be expected to add depth at a deep receiver position this fall, and will push to contribute on the Husker special teams. Holtmeier joined the Huskers as a walk-on and is a product of Kearney Catholic High School.
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. Holtmeier was also named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for extensive outreach work, including volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital and rec center visits.