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Nebraska Football

Jurgens Does it All for Orangemen in Season Opener

August 26, 2017
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Last night I made the short trip to Beatrice to see the Orangemen take on Ralston in both teams’ season opener.

Sometimes when you go to a high school game, a guy just sticks out. Nebraska commit and 4-star athlete  Cameron Jurgens‍ of Beatrice is that guy.

He is slated to play tight end at Nebraska but on the first series of the game, he was lined up at running back. In fact, on the first drive of the game he ran the ball three straight times before sliding over to tight end where he delivered some punishing blocks.

On the second drive of the game, Jurgens showed his athleticism and why Nebraska will play him at tight end with this 73-yard catch-and-run for a score.

During the game Jurgens lined up at tight end, running back, middle linebacker, defensive end, punter and even played quarterback. I talked to Beatrice Head Coach (and defensive coordinator) Kevin Meyer after the game about utilizing a versatile player like Jurgens.

“Our offensive staff does a great job of lining him up all over so we can get him the football,” Meyer said. “It’s easier for teams to take him away if we only line him up at tight end, but as you saw we’ll line him up in the wildcat and let him throw it.

“On defense we put him at defensive end some because he’s just a load to block and it’s near impossible to do if he’s one-on-one.”

Jurgens is as physical a football player as I’ve seen at the high school level. He truly loves to hit and you can see that on display anytime he touches the ball as he’s looking for contact.

His combination of size and speed will make him a very interesting weapon for Nebraska for years to come but first he wants to accomplish one goal this season: get to Lincoln for the state championship.

 
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