2014 Rare Disease Champion Finalist
2014 Rare Disease Champion Finalist

C.J. Zimmerer

University: University of Nebraska

Vitals: 6-0, 230-pound senior fullback

Rare Disease Connection: A past president of the Nebraska Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, Zimmerer was instrumental in taking awareness for pediatric brain cancer to another level in 2013 by helping to plan Jack Hoffman’s 69-yard touchdown run during the Huskers’ spring football game.

Quick Hits: Played in every game this past season and made seven starts at fullback. Did not have a carry, but was the lead blocker for Ameer Abdullah, who registered the most rushing yards by a Nebraska RB in 16 years… A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, was named CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2013… Graduated in December 2012 with a degree in criminology and criminal justice. Zimmerer finished a 3.76 GPA.

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