Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)
- Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
Wyoming: aw time off the bench in the season opener, but didn’t record a catch. Southern Miss: Caught a pair of passes for 15 yards against the Golden Eagles. UCLA: Came off the bench to catch one pass for four yards. SDSU: Caught one pass for 11 yards... also rushed once for seven yards and returned a punt for nine yards. Illinois: Didn’t record a catch against the Illini... returned one punt for no yards. Purdue: Finished second on the team in receptions and yards, with a career-high three grabs for 53 yards... also returned four punts for seven yards and one kickoff for 15 yards. Minnesota: Caught a career-high three passes for the second-straight game... also returned three punts for 17 yards... returned one punt 19 yards, the longest punt return by a Husker in 2013. Northwestern: Caught a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass from Ron Kellogg III as time expired to propel Nebraska to a 27-24 win over the Wildcats... game-winning touchdown was the first of his career... capped a career-high 104-yard receiving day on a career-best four catches. Michigan: Caught one pass for 27 yards... also returned a pair of punts, including a season-long 17-yard return. Michigan State: Returned a pair of punts for negative four yards.
Redshirt freshman receiver Jordan Westerkamp will head into fall camp looking to crack into the rotation in one of the nation’s deepest and most talented receiving corps. Nebraska coaches entertained the idea of Westerkamp playing as a true freshman, but ultimately decided on a redshirt season in 2012. This fall, the 6-0, 200-pound Westerkamp will join the explosive options at receiver, highlighted by veterans Quincy Enunwa, Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner. Westerkamp has the ability to line up at any of NU’s receiver spots.
Westerkamp is off to a strong start in the classroom, carrying a 3.457 cumulative grade-point average after a year at Nebraska
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 and spring semesters of 2012-13.
» Receptions – 2 vs. Southern Miss (2013)
» Receiving Yards – 15 vs. Southern Miss (2013)
» Touchdowns – None