Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Jordan Westerkamp redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Montini Catholic HS)
Westerkamp was a record-setting receiver who joined Nebraska after posting amazing statistics during his prep career at Montini Catholic High School in Illinois. The 6-0, 200-pound Westerkamp is the state’s all-time leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (4,618) and receiving touchdowns (68). Westerkamp helped lead Coach Chris Andriano’s team to state titles each of the past three seasons, capped by a memorable performance in his final prep game. In the 2011 Class 5A state title game against Joliet Catholic, Westerkamp had 12 catches for 353 yards and five touchdowns, leading his team to a 70-45 victory. The championship-game effort capped a senior year that saw him catch 91 passes for 1,659 yards and 29 touchdowns. Westerkamp received numerous honors, highlighted by being chosen a first-team USA Today All-American. He was also the Illinois Player of the Year by both the Chicago Tribune and ESPN Chicago, the Suburban Christian Conference Player of the Year and an all-state and all-metro selection. As a junior, Westerkamp caught 89 passes for 1,631 yards and 23 touchdowns, helping Montini to a 12-2 record and a Class 5A state title. He had seven catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns in the 2010 state championship game. His play as a junior earned Westerkamp first-team 5A all-state honors from the Illinois Coaches Association. As a sophomore, Westerkamp burst onto the scene with 51 receptions for 1,156 yards and 16 touchdowns, including a 99-yard touchdown. He had a touchdown catch in the Class 5A state title game, helping Montini cap off a 10-4 season and the first of three straight titles. Following his senior season, Westerkamp participated in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl in Arizona. He was listed among the top 10 players in Illinois by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports, and was regarded as one of the top 50 receivers in the country, while Scout.com listed him among the nation’s top 250 overall prospects. Westerkamp chose Nebraska over Notre Dame and had dozens of other scholarship offers, including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern and West Virginia.
Jordan is the son of Robert and Kimberly Westerkamp, and he was born on June 23, 1994. His father also starred at Montini Catholic and collegiately at Illinois. Jordan earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.