JHS lineman Nemec signs with Faulkner

Published 7:23 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jemison’s Justin Nemec on Wednesday signed to play college football for Faulkner.

As a senior defensive end for the Panthers, Nemec recorded 28 solo tackles and one fumble recovery.

“A lot of it has to do with his size and his quickness,” Jemison coach Brad Abbott said about Faulkner’s interest in Nemec. “He’s also got a 4.0 [GPA] and a 26 on his ACT.”

Nemec, who checks in at 6’3” and 220 pounds, actually played offensive tackle all four years of his varsity career, and only his senior season did he play defense.

Abbott’s decision to play Nemec on both sides of the ball worked out for Nemec because Faulkner recruited him as a defensive end, Abbott said.

“Just the atmosphere of it really,” Nemec said about what was attractive about Faulkner. “Everybody there is real nice. It just feels like home.”

Nemec also kicked off for the Panthers, which Abbott said demonstrates Nemec athleticism.