Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013)
Sophomore tight end Jared Blum will look to make a push for playing time during the 2014 season. The 6-4, 240-pound Blum was expected to see action in 2013, before a knee injury in fall camp sidelined him for the season. Blum returned to the field this spring and should be at 100 percent for the start of fall practice.
Blum is part of a young group of tight ends with fellow sophomores Cethan Carter, Sam Cotton and Trey Foster the only returnees with playing experience. Blum has been a standout in the weight room during his time in the program adding more than 20 pounds of muscle in his first two years.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Blum suffered a knee injury during fall practice and was sidelined for the season.
Blum redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Blum was one of two walk-ons from Gretna 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 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 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.
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 two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. Blum has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Uplifting Athletes and was part of a hospital visit during Nebraska’s Gator Bowl activities in Jacksonville, Fla.