Senior Alex Henery continued Nebraska’s impressive haul of individual preseason accolades on Friday, when he was one of 30 players named to the 2010 Lou Groza Award watch list. The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding place-kicker, and Henery was a semifinalist for the award last fall.
A 2010 preseason All-American, Henery set a Nebraska record with 24 field goals in 2009 while earning second-team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches and the Associated Press.
In his career, Henery has made 50-of-57 field goals, including 47-of-49 inside 50 yards. Henery is also 139-of-140 on career extra-point tries.
He owns the Nebraska and Memorial Stadium record for longest field goal, 57 yards against Colorado in 2008, and his 289 career points entering 2010 rank fifth on the Nebraska career chart.
Henery has totaled 110 points each of the past two seasons, good for eighth on the Husker single-season list. A third 100-point season this fall would move Henery to the top of Nebraska’s career scoring list.
He has also already tied an NCAA record with six career games with four or more field goals.
Semifinalists for the 2010 Lou Groza Award will be announced on October 29th, with finalists selected on November 22nd.
The winner will be announced live during the ESPN College Football Awards Show on December 9th.