#5 Jeff Balz | Wide receiver
Hometown: Elkhorn, Neb.
Previous School: Dana College
Major: Psychology and Secondary Education
Balz caught 21 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns ... posted season highs with four catches for 59 yards in a win over Midland on 9-21-13 ... caught a touchdown pass in consecutive games - 10-5-13 and 10-12-13 ... rushed for a touchdown in consecutive games to begin the season ... ran for 57 yards and two touchdowns on four attempts.
Balz caught 21 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns while serving as one of quarterback Von Thomas' top targets...hauled in at least one pass in nine games...posted career best 70 receiving yards for a touchdown on three catches vs. Dakota Wesleyan on 9-8-2012...had a career high eight receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown vs. Hastings on 9-15-12.
Prepped at Elkhorn high school before going on to Dana College to play for a year ... Earned one varsity letter and started one year for the Antlers ... Participated in basketball and soccer for four years each ... Was on the Honor Roll.
Born August 24, in Omaha, Nebraska ... Son of Mike and Candy Cunningham and Tim Balz ... Has one younger sister ... enjoys music, yard games and playing video games.