Is Serving as Place Kicker and Punter Worth the Risk for Nebraska’s Alex Henery?

Posted by Greg Buschow on August-9-2009 Add Comments

With the graduation of Dan Titchener, the Husker coaches were in search of a starting punter for the 2009 season.

Who better to fill the role than Alex Henery? Henery originally walked onto the program as a two time 1st team all-state punter at Omaha Burke. He had averaged 41 yards per punt.

So its a no-brainer, right? Well, not exactly.

Henery is Nebraska's starting place kicker and was on the 2008 2nd team All-Big 12 team. He's the most accurate kicker in school history to this point, making 26 of 29 for his career, including 6 for 6 from 40 to 49 yards and 1 for 3 from 50 or more. He's a virtual lock to make 1st team all Big 12 in 2009.

A great field goal kicker can often mean the difference between winning...

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