Published Tuesday, July 16, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 7:51 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 18 C.J. Zimmerer
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

C.J. Zimmerer | 6-foot | 230 pounds | Sr. | Fullback

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

The Omaha Gross grad is a five-year story, redshirting in his first year before slowly, consistently building a profile as a contributing player.

As a senior, he knows offensive coordinator Tim Beck’s offense inside and out, and while Gretna sophomore Andy Janovich may be the future for the Huskers at fullback, we think Zimmerer is the present.

In Beck’s power/spread no-huddle attack, a fullback is important and necessary in heavy sets. Plus, Zimmerer can be a factor on special teams. Having already graduated, Zimmerer could be in store for a strong senior year as a lead blocker and occasional pass-catcher.

Previous entries (and honorable mentions):

>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson
>> No. 34: Charles Jackson
>> No. 33: Avery Moss
>> No. 32: Terrell Newby
>> No. 31: Matt Finnin
>> No. 30: Aaron Curry
>> No. 29: Jared Afalava
>> No. 28: Vacated
>> No. 27: Adam Taylor
>> No. 26: Stanley Jean-Baptiste

>> No. 25: Andrew Rodriguez
>> No. 24: Andrew Green
>> No. 23: Randy Gregory
>> No. 22: Kevin Williams
>> No. 21: Greg McMullen
>> No. 20: Imani Cross
>> No. 19: Brent Qvale

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