Roy Helu Jr., Alex Henery, Pierre Allen, Mike McNeill and Niles Paul will represent the Huskers in the Senior Bowl next Saturday, Jan. 29 in Mobile, Ala., giving Nebraska the most players of any school. A total of 17 Big 12 players were selected to play for the North squad.
Huskers.com did a great job on capsules of each player’s season. Among the highlights for each player.
Helu Jr. rushed for a team-high 1,245 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, including four 100-yard rushing games. Henery, an Omaha native, hit 18-of-19 field goals as a senior, and 54-of-54 on PAT attempts. Henery’s accuracy in 2010 improved his career field goal mark to 68-of-76, and his 89.5% career accuracy percentage is well ahead of the NCAA record of 87.8%. Allen recorded 65 total tackles in 2010 to go along with 11 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. McNeill played wide receiver for Nebraska his senior season, but will come to Mobile as a tight end-a position he played his first three years for the Huskers. Paul caught 39 passes for a team-high 516 yards and one touchdown, returned 19 kicks for 464 yards and a score and fielded 14 punts for 160 yards in 2010