Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman Cameron Jurgens is one of the top contenders for the starting center position following the graduation of 2018 seniors Tanner Farmer and Cole Conrad. One of the top Nebraska prep athletes in recent years, Jurgens made the switch from tight end to the offensive line late in the 2018 season.
The 6-3 Jurgens has spent the off-season focused on adding weight through the Nebraska strength program and checks in 285 pounds. Jurgens redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and saw action at tight end in one game. In the classroom, Jurgens earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his first two semesters.
Jurgens redshirted in 2018 after appearing in only one game prior to suffering a season-ending injury. Jurgens worked at both tight end and center in his first year in the Husker program, making his Husker debut at tight end against Troy.
Jurgens battled injuries as a senior but still contributed offensively and defensively for the Orangemen and Coach Kevin Meyer. As a hybrid tight end, he rushed for 318 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, while also catching 17 passes for 277 yards. Defensively, Jurgens recorded 57 tackles and had one interception from his linebacker spot, helping Beatrice to an 8-1 record before suffering a season-ending injury in the final game of the regular season. Jurgens was named to the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska and Lincoln Journal Star Super-State first team in addition to being a first-team all-state selection by both papers.
Jurgens was also an All-Nebraska and Super-State selection at linebacker as a junior, when he led Beatrice with 98 tackles. He added 23 catches for 286 yards as a tight end. Jurgens also punted for the Orangemen, averaging 35.8 yards per punt. Jurgens was also a second-team Super-State selection as a sophomore, when he was one of only two underclassmen to make either the Super-State first or second team. Jurgens was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. He was ranked among the nation’s top 200 recruits in the 247Sports Composite rankings and was regarded as the fourth-best tight end recruit in the country by ESPN. A longtime Husker commit, Jurgens also took an official visit to LSU.
Jurgens also excelled on the basketball court and in the discus and shot put at Beatrice, which helped him earn the honor as the 2017 Lincoln Journal Star Boys Athlete of the Year in the state of Nebraska. On the basketball court, Jurgens averaged 12.5 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game as a junior, when he was an honorable-mention Class B all-state selection. He missed his senior season due to injury. In track and field, Jurgens was one of the top throwers in Nebraska. A four-time Class B state champion in the discus and three-time champion in the shot put, Jurgens won the all-class gold medal in both the shot put and discus in each of his final three seasons. His two titles as a senior helped Beatrice to the Class B team title.
Cameron is the son of Ted and Beth Jurgens and he was born on Aug. 21, 1999. Jurgens is majoring in nutrition and health science. He has volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Malone Center and local hospital and school outreach visits.