JESPER HORSTED BECOMES 11TH TIGER TO PLAY IN EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME, MAKES HIGHLIGHT CATCH
Jesper Horsted became the 11th Princeton football player to compete in the East-West Shrine Game Saturday, and he made sure to leave an impression on the NFL scouts in attendance. Horsted had one of the signature plays of the game, a 38-yard grab down the left sideline that held up as the longest catch in the showdown of some of the NCAA’s best college football players.
Horsted ended the game with two catches for 42 yards while playing for the East team, which fell 21-17 to cap a strong week of both practices and the game in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Horsted, who earned All-America honors after leading Princeton to its first perfect season since 1964 and a second Ivy League title in three years, made an impression throughout the week in both the practice sessions and interviews (see both below). He ended arguably the greatest wideout career in Princeton history all over the Ivy League record book. His resumé includes:
• led the Ivy League with 15 touchdowns scored (13 receiving, two rushing)
• ranked sixth in the FCS in touchdown catches (13), seventh in receptions per game (7.2), and 12th in receiving yards per game (104.7)
• named FCS National Offensive Player of the Week after catching three touchdown passes and rushing for a fourth score in the 42-14 win over Penn that clinched Princeton’s perfect season
• broke the Princeton record for career receptions in the Penn game; finished with 196 career catches
• ended career with Princeton-record 28 touchdown catches, which is tied for fifth most in Ivy history; no other Princeton player ever caught 20 touchdowns in their career
• finished second on Princeton’s all-time receiving yards list (2,703); total ranks 10th most in Ivy League history
• named a Willam Campbell Trophy semifinalist as one of the top scholar-athletes in college football
• set an Ivy League record with seven consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards (last five of 2017, first two of 2018)
• earned multiple All-Ivy League honors as member of both the Princeton football and baseball teams, and helped both to Ivy League titles