In this week’s Sunday morning spotlight, we take a look at the offensive side of the ball, and a guy that will play an important role on third down, and likely in the special teams game as well. He got better and better as his rookie season went along in 2011, and should do a good job in his sophmore campaign. Spotlight on WR/KR Jeremy Kerley.
Jeremy Kerley played four sports while in high school in Hutto, Texas. That included baseball, in which he played pitcher and center field. As a quarterback, he led his school to its first state championship game during his junior season. After being recruited by several schools, to play either football or baseball, Kerley ultimately decided to play football for TCU.
TCU converted Kerley into a receiver and returner, and it paid big dividends. In 2009, he was named his conference special teams player of the year, after breaking the conference record in punt return yardage with 563. In 2010, recorded TDs in the ground, as well as through the air as a passer and as a receiver. He was second in the nation in punt returns, and third in kickoff returns that year as well. Jeremy earned special teams player of the year for the second year in a row, as well as second team all conference as a WR, and a finalist for the Paul Hornung award for most verstaile college player.