Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jordan Westerkamp's Catch

After Mike sent me this picture of Jordan Westerkamp's behind the back catch yesterday, I couldn't resist using it since it will go down in Nebraska football history. An Omaha World Herald story by Rich Kaipust  says   "Westerkamp was finishing a corner route when a diving Chris Milstead slightly re-directed an Armstrong pass on third-and-6. Westerkamp instinctively went from his hands placed in front of his face mask to throwing them behind his back--'and the ball just landed perfectly'. 'It was just luck', Westerkamp said. Coach Pelini said "To even have the wherewithal to put your hands back there, it's amazing. I've always said that he catches everything that's near him.".A year ago, it was the 49-yard snag by Westerkamp on a tipped Hail Mary heave by Ron Kellogg to beat Northwestern 27-24 on the final play. The 334th consecutive sell-out crowd of 91,441 saw the Huskers win over Florida Atlantic 55-7. Nebraska racked up 784 yards of offense with Ameer Abdullah running for 232. It was a great start to the season. It bears out the old adage: "The harder you work, the luckier you get." 

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