Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Jordan Westerkamp

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska Football
Weekly Press Conference
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 (Memorial Stadium)

Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Jordan Westerkamp

On the catch
“It’s a surreal moment. For me, I’m just trying to take it all in. We have a 24-hour rule. Take 24 hours to enjoy it and move on to the next thing and that’s Michigan.”

On who he heard from after the game
“A lot. From family back home. From friends all over the place. It’s been pretty hectic.”

On if he watched SportsCenter
“Yea, I saw that. It was pretty good. It’s always been a dream of mine to be on SportsCenter one day. So, to see that it was a humbling experience as well.”

On the play
“We kind of did like a bunch right formation type deal. We had Quincy (Enunwa) go down there and try to tip it to us. I don’t think it was Quincy who tipped it. I think it was a Northwestern defender who tipped it backwards. All the Northwestern defenders went to go the goal line and I got behind them and thought ‘Oh man, if this gets tipped backwards this is going to be a big play’ and it got tipped backwards and I was just fortunate to be standing there and be able to make the grab. It kind of worked out perfectly because they were all forward and I was standing like four yards back and grabbed it as fast as I could.”

On how many times they actually practice that play
“We usually go through it in our walkthroughs. In our two-minute at the end of the game, last minute plays and it was kind of crazy that it happened to work out.”

On if he still has the ball
“I actually had to give it to the equipment guy to hold on to for compliance issues. He’ll hold onto it until I’m done here.”

On how he tops this moment
“Just move on and keep working hard. Keep preparing for every opportunity that comes my way. With Jamal (Turner) suffering from injures I just have to keep preparing and be ready for the next opportunity and continue to get better. Never be satisfied and just continue to work and work and work.”

On if anyone famous reached out to him
“Yeah, I think Larry the Cable Guy may have tweeted at me I think I saw that.”

On Ron Kellogg III
“He’s viewed as a veteran, a top guy there. He’s a great quarterback. He’s come up big this season when we’ve needed him. He’s a great guy. We all look up to him and he’s still a leader and a quarterback.”

On if he thought Ron Kellogg III could throw the ball that far
“Well I knew he had a strong arm. I think that ball might have been in the air for 50 yards. I know when he threw it his whole body just kind of flipped forward a little bit. I mean it was impressive. He’s got a cannon.”

On his favorite nickname for the play
“Wester-Champ. It’s ridiculous.”

On his mustache or the catch being better
“I keep hearing a lot about the mustache thing, but I’m going to have to pick the catch. That’s definitely, in my opinion, better.”

On how important it is to be healthy for Michigan
“It’s very important. When a guy goes down, for the next guy to step up and be ready. Always got to prepare for the opportunity when someone goes down. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some of those guys back soon.”

On it being important to have as much help as possible going into the last four games
“Definitely. You always want your team to be healthy. That’s the nature of the game. Injuries happen and it’s expected of the next guy to step up.”


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