Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Jared Blum redshirts his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Jared Blum is one of two walk-ons from Gretna High School in the 2012 class. Blum was a second-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a second-team Super State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star on defense as a senior. Blum recorded 44 tackles to go along with 12 sacks and helped his team reach the semifinals of the Class B state playoffs. Blum was also a threat on offense, catching 18 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end. Along with being a football standout, Blum starred on the Dragons’ basketball team where was named second-team Super State by the Lincoln Journal Star as a junior, after averaging 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Blum had football scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Nebraska-Kearney and Northwest Missouri State.
Blum was born on Nov. 14, 1993, and he is the son of Dave and Kristi Blum.