The wideout position at Nebraska will once again be one of the top units in the Big Ten, led by senior second-team All-Big Ten receiver Jordan Westerkamp (65 receptions, 918 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015).
The Chicago native will likely become Nebraska’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards this season – assuming he stays healthy.
“I try not to focus on things like that,” said Westerkamp. “My focus is the team as a whole. I’ve said this before I’m going to do whatever I can to help our team win. Catch 10 balls in a game or catch one or two balls, whatever I have to do to help us win.”
Here are a few more quotes from Westerkamp on Monday.
On honoring Sam Foltz
“We have a couple ideas about helmet details and we have a couple ideas in the works, but we are doing as much as we can this year to honor Sam.”
On things being done to honor Sam
“It’s hard to tell because everyone is different, and we are going to use it as much of motivation as we can to honor Sam and honor his entire life. It’s hard on all of us and his family. We are going to do as much as we can to honor him throughout this season. There are things in the works, we still have to run them past Coach Riley. Right now what I know are details on the helmets and have a flag for him to run out with before games. There are other things as well but that’s just in the works”
On the future of the team
“It’s been a long run. A lot of things have happened and a lot of things have changed. This season is going to be one of the best and we are extremely excited for fall camp and we have so many weapons from top to bottom and DPE (De'Mornay Pierson-El) just cleared so we got him back now too, and trying to watch what he can do in fall camp. We have an extremely mature group with the guys from the older team, those players have done it. Hope we get some of the younger guys to help us.
“Blocking guys so they are able to make 5-10 yard runs to touchdown, whatever it might be. That’s just a part of our run. Blocking to me is a mental thing. I'll block someone into the sideline, do whatever I can to help a guy get a good run. So that’s just a part of the game”