|HometownCentral City, NE|
|High schoolCentral City|
Jordan Paup announced on national signing day that he would join the Huskers as a preferred walk-on.
Paup had scholarship offers from South Dakota State and North Dakota State but instead chose to walk on at Nebraska.
"With a considerable amount of thought and prayer, I have decided to join the great Nebraska walk-on tradition," Paup posted on Twitter. "I'd like to thank my coaches and family for everything they've done for me during the process, I couldn't have done it without them. I'm grateful for all the colleges that recruited me and want to thank them for everything they've done for me."
Paup was a first-team All-Class C-2 performer as a senior. He recorded 74 total tackles, including 55 solo stops in 10 games for Central City in 2016, helping his team to the first round of the state playoffs. Paup had 29 of his tackles for loss, and also made 13 sacks, and recovered two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown.
As a junior in 2015, Paup played in 11 games, making 109 total stops, including 75 unassisted and 18 for a loss to go along with 7.5 sacks as he helped Central City to the state quarterfinals. He also recovered one fumble and intercepted one pass as a junior. In 2014, 30 of Paup’s 55 total tackles were solo stops. He also recorded 3.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles as a sophomore.
Paup also participated in basketball in high school and qualified for state in track in the shot put as a junior.
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