On Saturday, Nebraska added another walk-on to the 2019 group. Lincoln Southwest kicker Dylan Jorgensen made it official when tweeted the news during the pre-game festivities ahead of the matchup with Minnesota.
Excited to announce that I’ve received a walk-on offer from the University of Nebraska! With that being said, I am 100% committed to continuing my academic and football career at The University of Nebraska!🔴🌽 @coachwilhite @CoachZachCrespo @Coach_Dewitt @coach_frost pic.twitter.com/hbj6IRu0BA
— Dylan Jorgensen (@dylanjorgens3n) October 20, 2018
So far on the season, Jorgensen is 6-for-9 on field goals with a long of 47 and 28-for-28 on PATs. Jorgensen is a key special-teams player for the Silver Hawks, who go into the Class A state playoffs with a 7-2 record.
He also is averaging 35.5 yards per punt.
Jorgensen becomes the second specialist to join the 2019 Huskers walk-on class. Grant Detlefsen from Lincoln Southeast joined as a punter last month. Nebraska also has pledges to walk on from offensive linemen Matt Huser and Riley Moses, as well as defensive back Cam Kleinschmidt.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.