Zuhr receives All-American jersey


photo by Juliana Joyner

At the All-American jersey ceremony, Jacob Zuhr gives a speech thanking everyone for supporting him after receiving his jersey.

The auditorium was packed with students cheering and chanting Jacob Zuhr’s name while he was presented his All-American jersey. During the presentation, principal Robert Frasca, and head coach Wes Allen spoke about Zuhr and his achievements before awarding him with his All-Star jersey. 

After being selected to the All-Star game, Hagerty held a presentation in the auditorium on Nov. 6 to celebrate his achievement and to celebrate his selection, family members, administration, coaches, friends and even classmates attended the event.

Over the summer, Zuhr was selected into the All-American All-Star football game on Jan. 24 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. He was only one of nine athletes in Florida to be selected for the game. Zuhr has a five star player rating, and is ranked second in the class of 2020 among all long snappers behind Will Albright from Tennessee.

“Being selected feels great, it has so much exposure and is the best of the best athletes in the country,” said Zuhr. “The game lets you showcase your talent on a national level before we play in college.”

While attending a summer combine camp, Zuhr competed in football drills and practice, and at the end of the camp, he earned a spot in the All-Star game. He was selected by the All American panel through Rubio Long Snapping.

“Jacob will go down as the best long snapper in Hagerty history,” said head coach Wes Allen. “He has never had a bad snap.”

Toward the end of his final high school season, Zuhr was scouted by four different colleges: Alabama, Wake Forest, Florida and Florida State. Soon after receiving offers, Jacob committed to Wake Forest and became the second five-star football recruit in school history, after Jeff Driskel in 2011.

The fourth period ceremony included coaches, administrators, staff, teammates and even several classes that came down to be a part of the celebration.

“Jacob is a great kid who does well academically and is a really nice person. I’m glad he was able to win the award and to be apart of the select group of athletes,” said senior Brett Stender, who attended the event.

On Oct. 3, Zuhr announced his commitment to play football for Wake Forest University.

“I committed to Wake Forest for a number of reasons, I believe it was the best place for me to go to college, and the academics are amazing mixed with a great campus and a great staff,” said Zuhr.