October 23, 2014

Nebraska football press conference–Brett Maher (audio)

Brett Maher

2012 Outlook

Entering the 2011 season, Brett Maher faced one of the most difficult jobs on the Nebraska roster. The walk-on from Kearney was asked to replace Alex Henery, a four-year starter at place-kicker and two-year starter at punter, who finished his career as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history. A year later, Maher faces another daunting challenge entering his senior season in 2012–matching his own award-winning 2011 campaign.

AUDIO Brett Maher press conference (2:00)

In 2011, Maher became the first Big Ten specialist to be named the all-conference place-kicker and punter in the same year since 2001. He also won both the Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker-of-the-Year and the Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter-of-the-Year awards. Maher picked up Big Ten Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honors three times, and was one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza National Place-Kicker Award.

Maher will again be a contender for several conference awards this fall, while being a leading candidate for both the Groza Award and the Ray Guy Award. In addition to handling place-kicking and punting chores, Maher also kicks off for Nebraska.