NELSON — Jared Tomich may have been sitting on the hot seat here Tuesday afternoon, but he had as much fun as his interrogators.
Tomich, the two-time All-American defensive end who played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ 1995 and 1997 national championship teams, spoke to Lawrence-Nelson students during a reward assembly after the district won the statewide Fuel Up to Play 60 contest organized by the NFL and Midwest Dairy Association. Tomich was drafted by the New Orleans Saints and played for them for four years before spending two years with the Green Bay Packers and a season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
As part of the assembly, Tomich answered football questions from L-N students and staff. “It’s a lot of fun for me,” he said after the assembly. “I have just as much fun as they do. To be able to come back especially after this much time — I played a couple moons ago — so, for me to come back and for there to still be that much excitement and for them to enjoy it, I love it.”