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Jordan Westerkamp, the Hail Mary hero in 2013, continues to lead Nebraska receivers with style

  • FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) warms up in Lincoln, Neb. The little boy who grew up to become the Cornhuskers' mustachioed master of the circus catch wasn't sure the sport was for him when he showed up at a suburban Chicago park for the first practice with his third-grade team. A dozen years later, Jordan is not only the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers' leading receiver but also the proprietor of perhaps the best hands in college football. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) warms up in Lincoln, Neb. The little boy who grew up to become the Cornhuskers' mustachioed master of the circus catch wasn't sure the sport was for him when he showed up at a suburban Chicago park for the first practice with his third-grade team. A dozen years later, Jordan is not only the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers' leading receiver but also the proprietor of perhaps the best hands in college football. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) celebrates a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against McNeese State in Lincoln, Neb. The little boy who grew up to become the Cornhuskers' mustachioed master of the circus catch wasn't sure the sport was for him when he showed up at a suburban Chicago park for the first practice with his third-grade team. A dozen years later, Jordan is not only the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers' leading receiver but also the proprietor of perhaps the best hands in college football. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) celebrates a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against McNeese State in Lincoln, Neb. The little boy who grew up to become the Cornhuskers' mustachioed master of the circus catch wasn't sure the sport was for him when he showed up at a suburban Chicago park for the first practice with his third-grade team. A dozen years later, Jordan is not only the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers' leading receiver but also the proprietor of perhaps the best hands in college football. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp burst onto the scene last year by catching the game-winning Hail Mary against Northwestern.

The sophomore enters Saturday's road game against the Wildcats with a team-leading 25 catches for 474 yards and three touchdowns.

Westerkamp is known for more than his numbers. He has repeatedly shown the ability to make the difficult catch. The biggest was his behind-the-back grab in the opener against Florida Atlantic.

Westerkamp's skill is the product of countless hours he's spent working on his craft with his father, Bob Westerkamp.

About 150 family members and friends will be in the stands in Evanston, Illinois, which is about half-hour drive from the Westerkamps' home in Glen Ellyn.