It’s not easy making the jump from Division III football to the NFL, but Packers wide receiver and Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus Jake Kumerow is doing just that.
Kumerow’s success on the pro level isn’t lost on the program he helped lead to two national championships.
“A lot of times people think when they go to Division III well [the NFL] is not going to be a chance anymore,” said Kevin Bullis, current head football coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater. “Jake never let that even be a thought in his head.”
Bullis was on the staff at Whitewater during Kumerow’s college days.
“The thing that’s most exciting for our program is for our guys, whether they were here when Jake was here or not…to see that type of grind, that type of commitment, you can do whatever you want in life,” Bullis said.
Kumerow has appeared in 14 games this season for the Packers, hauling in 12 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown.
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