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2010 Dec 02

Alex Gets His Due!

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Finally, Nebraska kicker Alex Henery - poised to become the most accurate kicker in college football history - was acknowledged as the best kicker in the Big 12 Thursday by 20 sportswriters who cover the league and submitted their votes to the Associated Press.

Henery made 15 of 16 field goals this year. He didn't miss an extra point. His other career stats:

*He's made 89.2% of his career field goal attempts (66-of-74). The NCAA record is 87.8% by Florida’s Bobby Raymond.

*He's made 77.4% of his career field goals from 40 yards or longer (24-of-31). The NCAA career record is 72.1% by Georgia’s Billy Bennet.

*He's made 97.7% of his career field goals from inside 40 yards (42-of-43). The NCAA career record is 97.0% by Florida’s Bobby Raymond.

*He's tied for the NCAA record with six career games with at least four field goals.

*He's made 256 of his 265 career kicks (extra points and field goals), a 96.6% accuracy rate. The NCAA FBS career record is 94.9% set by Missouri’s Jeff Wolfert.

(Huskers Gameday compiled this list here.)

Despite those numbers, Henery was not a Groza finalist, nor did he make the Big 12 Coaches' first team. Both of those spots went to Oklahoma State's Dan Bailey, who only made 22-of-26 field goals this year.

Other Huskers also making the AP's first-team All-Big 12 squad were: Cornerback Prince Amukamara, defensive tackle Jared Crick, linebacker LaVonte David, Peso Eric Hagg and guard Ricky Henry.

NU and OSU led the way with six players each on the first teams. Wednesday, the AP announced that Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez and David were named Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Newcomers of the Year.

See also: All-Time NU-OU Team

Tags: alex henery, big 12, lavonte david, prince amukamara, jared crick, taylor martinez, eric hagg, ricky henry

Comments (2)

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Casker

I'm just honored he is a Husker - a walk-on from Omaha at that!

– Dec 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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huskermaniac28

The most accurate kicker in all of NCAA history doesn't even make the Groza finalist's list... shows you how much college awards really mean. Kind of like how Ndamukong Suh didn't win the Heisman and is now the most dominant rookie in the NFL. I also thought the Big 12 coaches would have more sense than to vote Dan Bailey over Henery. Nothing against Bailey, but Henery is CLEARLY the better kicker. Mark my words- he'll be one of the best kickers in NFL history as well.

– Dec 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

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