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#27 Jon Damkroger
Position: Punter/Place-Kicker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
City/State: Firth, Neb.
High School: Norris
Other College: Nebraska-Omaha

Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011)

2011 (Senior)
Jon Damkroger spent his Nebraska career as a backup on the Husker special teams, where he was a reserve punter behind All-Big Ten selection Brett Maher in 2011. A Firth, Neb., product Damkroger excelled in the classroom where he was a Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection six times during his career. Damkroger earned his undergraduate degree in business administration in December of 2011.

Damkroger did not appear in a game during his career, but he did earn a varsity letter following his senior season after backing up All-Big Ten punter Brett Maher. He previously backed up All-American Alex Henery at the punter position.

2010 (Junior)
Damkroger was a backup punter, but did not appear in a game.  

2009 (Sophomore)
Damkroger was a reserve punter, but did not see game action.

2008 (Redshirt)
Damkroger redshirted after transferring from Nebraska-Omaha.

Before Nebraska (UNO/Norris HS)
Damkroger averaged 35 yards on 40 punts for Coach Pat Behrns and UNO in 2007. Damkroger pinned Maverick opponents inside the 20-yard line 10 times as a freshman. He was the only true freshman to play on a UNO team that won its first 10 games, and advanced to the second round of the Division II playoffs.

Damkroger was a three-sport star at Norris High. He was a three-year letterwinner for Coach Jeff Reed in football, earning first-team all-state honors while serving as a captain. He averaged 43 yards per punt and also played wide receiver and safety. Damkroger also served as team captain and was a two-year starter in basketball and was a four-year letterwinner, team captain and four-event state qualifier in track. Damkroger set school records in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter relay. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Damkroger was a four-year member of the student council and the National Honor Society.

Personal
The son of Tom and Deanne Damkroger, Jon was born June 7, 1989. Damkroger was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll six semesters at Nebraska, and was academic all-conference in his first year of college at Nebraska-Omaha. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Nebraska in December of 2011. Off the field, he also volunteered with NU team hospital visits.

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