Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014)
Junior Jared Blum enters the 2015 season in hopes of staying healthy and competing for playing time at tight end. The 6-4, 255-pound Blum has the size, strength and athleticism to be a contributor, but has been plagued by injuries throughout his Nebraska career.
Blum added depth at tight end and saw action in the opener against Florida Atlantic.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Blum was sidelined for the season after suffering a knee injury during fall camp.
Blum redshirted in his first season and excelled on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Blum was one of two walk-ons from Gretna High School in 2012, along with fullback Andy Janovich. 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 had 44 tackles and 12 sacks to help Gretna reach the semifinals of the Class B playoffs. Blum also caught 18 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end.
Blum also starred on the Dragons’ basketball team as a second-team Super State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star. He averaged 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior. Blum had football scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Nebraska-Kearney and Northwest Missouri State, before walking on at Nebraska.
Jared was born on Nov. 14, 1993, and he is the son of Dave and Kristi Blum. He is majoring in business administration and is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and Uplifting Athletes.