COLUMBUS – Nathan Slusarski had a break out year in 2017, and looks to continue that success on the football field with the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Slusarski signed his letter of intent on Wednesday, and will head to UNK as a specialist, looking to long snap, and potentially punt if the roll fits. Slusarski was the second best punter in the state of Nebraska in 2017 statistically, and will fit in well with 2nd year Head Coach Josh Lynn’s program.
“When I went on the visit, it felt like home, and when I looked around, Kearney is somewhat similar to Columbus, just bigger, at it felt right to go there,” says Slusarski.
Slusarski earned All-Conference, All-District, and Academic All-State honors twice as a Discoverer, and holds records for longest punt, and longest punt average in a game.
CHS Head Football Coach Craig Williams says, “He’s a guy that’s done a lot of different things for us. From playing wide receiver to defensive back, to a little outside linebacker, to long snapper, punter, short snapper, going to go on and be a specialist at the college level. I think his upside is tremendous.”
Slusarski says he will be a KHOP student, through a cooperative program with UNK and UNMC, and plans to study the field of dentistry. Slusarski is currently finishing out his season as the starting Center for the Discoverer basketball team, who has hopes for a playoff run.