Thus far, Huskers football has been well-represented among watch lists, but a Nebraska Cornhusker’s name seems oddly absent from the Ray Guy Award list.
The Ray Guy Award is presented to the nation’s finest punter of the year, you see.
Was Sam Foltz’s 41.6 yard average as a redshirt freshman not enough for the award committee?! Were they not entertained?!
I will have you know, my good nomination-makers, that former Husker Dan Hadenfeldt, a 2000 first-team All-Big 12 selection averaged 44.98 yards in 1999 and 43.79 in 2000.
While Hadenfeldt’s long in 1999 was 71, his finest punt during senior season at Nebraska went a scant 62 yards.
Foltz’s long last year was boomed for 64!
Ah, but No. 17′s not enough? How about one of, if not the finest legs to ever don the scarlet and cream?
Alex Henery handled both kicking and punting duties for the Big Red for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
He averaged 42.2 yards for his career once taking over the reins for those two seasons with longs of 76 and 69 yards, respectively.
Henery coffin cornered the opposition inside their own 20-yard line 30 times in 2009 and 26 times during his senior season.
Mr. Foltz? 22 times.
If Nebraska’s done anything consistently lately (besides put up familiar records), it’s churned out quality kickers, punters and in some cases two-for-ones. The Huskers are practically giving NFL franchises buy one, get one free opportunities.
While Foltz deserves at least a spot on the watch list, it’s understandable that the Huskers didn’t have a name on the Lou Groza list because…well…who’s kicking for Nebraska again?
Barring a complete collapse, Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo’s probably going to take the Groza home anyway.
If Nebraska fans have learned anything about the Groza, it’s that if Henery can’t get an invite to that dinner, cybertronic legs are going to have to be legalized.
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