Congdon Travels With Holt To View Spring Game

When Nebraska signed Jordan Congdon in February 2005, the Cornhuskers may have locked down the kicker position for the next four years. The well-mannered, soft-spoken young man from San Diego visited with former teammate Menelik Holt to take in Nebraska's yearly Red-White Scrimmage. What did he think of the experience?

Jordan Congdon's eyes are clearly set on one thing: the starting kicking position at the University of Nebraska.  It's something he has wanted ever since he committed to the Cornhuskers last year.  Congdon traveled to Lincoln this past weekend with former teammate and current Nebraska target Menelik Holt to take in the sights, sounds and smells of game day in the middle of April.  The experience not only helped reinforce Congdon's love of Nebraska, but it made his passion and desire for the kicking spot even fiercer.  "It was incredible to go to a spring scrimmage where you see 63,000 fans come out.  That's unreal and to be able to see the fan support I'm going to have when I come out just boosted my confidence," he said. 

While some of the prospects and future Cornhuskers enjoyed getting a taste of the limelight signing autographs for young and old fans alike, Jordan was all about taking in the moment.  "(My favorite part was) being able to come back out there and talk to coaches some more, sit in the stands and watch another game," said Congdon.  Jordan has experienced the Tunnel Walk before, but it became apparent that the entrance for the football team hasn't lost its luster on the young man from California.  "It was different, but it was the same feel I had in the fall to see those fans out there and getting hyped for the game," said Congdon.

Jordan had an interesting situation because in attendance were current NFL special teams stalwarts Josh Brown of the Seattle Seahawks and Kyle Larson of the Cincinnati Bengals.  Jordan didn't get an opportunity to speak with either of them, but he mentioned that seeing the two amongst the throng of NFL Cornhuskers really spoke volumes about the program in general.  "That was really cool because it showed a lot about the whole program, the school, academics and everything to see these guys who went to the NFL and be successful," he said.  With Jordan's potential, credentials and training, it isn't hard to envision the kicking sensation from the Golden State joining Nebraska's line of special teamers in The League.

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