Honors and Awards
- 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore J.T. Kerr hopes to push for playing time at tight end this season after battling injuries early in his Nebraska career. The 6-4, 245-pound Kerr will battle several others for playing time behind returning starters Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed at the tight end spot.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Kerr was slowed by injuries and did not see action in a game.
Kerr sat out his first season in the program as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Scripps Ranch HS)
The San Diego native was one of six Californians in the 2009 recruiting class. Kerr was limited as a senior because of an injury, but was still a factor in the passing game for Scripps Ranch High and Coach Sergio Diaz. Kerr caught 21 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns, while controlling the line of scrimmage as a blocker. His play helped Scripps Ranch to an 8-4 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs.
Kerr spent his junior season at Fallbrook High School, where he caught 12 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown. He was ranked among the top 40 tight ends in the country and among the top 75 players in California. Kerr was also named to the San Diego Union-Tribune's all-academic team. He chose Nebraska over Arizona and San Diego State.
J.T. was born on Dec. 17, 1990, and is the son of John Kerr. He is majoring in business administration, and was named to the 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll. Kerr has volunteered his time with elementary school and hospital visits.