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Walk-on Jarzynka has a second memorable senior moment

November 22, 2018

Matt Jarzynka fulfilled a lifetime goal on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman when he registered a sack for Nebraska.

The senior walk-on defensive lineman made headlines and captured the attention of Husker fans everywhere when he burst into the backfield on one of his only career snaps, got himself a sack and then threw the bones.

Now he’s got another memorable moment: A Blackshirt in his locker.

The Loup City native tweeted out a photo on Wednesday afternoon, after the Huskers wrapped up practice.

So thankful for this opportunity and this experience. Unreal to see my name on a blackshirt. #GBRpic.twitter.com/hJTnRiC7vW — Matt Jarzynka (@MJarzynka) November 21, 2018

Jarzynka spent the summer away from the team completing an internship, but returned at the beginning of the semester to spend one more season on the scout team.

Said captain Mick Stoltenberg after Jarzynka’s sack, “I came in with that kid five years ago; he was a walk-on here. He’s worked his ass off every single day and didn’t complain once. He’s given all he’s had to this program. For him to get out there and for him to make that (tackle), that was awesome.”

He is the second senior to tweet out a picture of a new Blackshirt in the past two days, joining fellow defensive lineman Peyton Newell on Tuesday.

Is it a senior thing? A team vote, perhaps? A school official didn’t want to say on Wednesday afternoon, so we’ll just wait and see what’s said after Friday’s game against Iowa.

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