When Nebraska hosts Maryland on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, senior receiver Jordan Westerkamp will take the field in a Cornhuskers uniform at home for the last time.
On one hand, Westerkamp told Big Ten Network’s Mike Hall on Monday, it’s hard to believe his career is almost over. On the other hand, he said, “I’m pretty sure this is my eighth year at Nebraska.”
"I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not looking forward to it because it is the last one."
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) November 14, 2016
Westerkamp first arrived in Lincoln in 2012 but redshirted his freshman year. He made the highlight reel as a redshirt freshman by catching a Hail Mary against Northwestern, then emerged as one of the Big Ten’s best receivers over the next three seasons.
Over his career, Westerkamp has caught 155 passes for 2,339 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Nebraska has two more regular-season games, home against Maryland and at Iowa, and have a shot at reaching the Big Ten title game. They’ll then play in a bowl game to end their season and Westerkamp’s storied career.
Westerkamp said he’d savor his final game at Memorial Stadium. Asked what he’d remember most about his time at Nebraska, he said: “Game days are just unbelievable, and I’ll never forget that. The tunnel walk is just an unbelievable experience. Typically the captains go out before the tunnel walk, but this coming weekend I’m going to have to sit back and just experience that tunnel walk one more time with the team.