Terpening’s Dreams Finally Come True

By NU Athletic Communications
Aaron Terpening celebrates his blocked punt against Iowa State.

By Josh Maxson

Aaron Terpening spent his youth telling all of his buddies in Salem, Ore., that one day he would play college football at Nebraska.

Always one of the smallest football players on the field, Terpening had a difficult time convincing those friends his dream really would come true.

"When I was a kid, I was one of the smaller guys around playing football," Terpening said. "Everybody laughed at me when I said I wanted to play for the Huskers. Now, being where I am, hopefully I can use it as encouragement for other kids who have that kind of dream, where people laugh at them, and say

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