Ex-Huskers kicker transferring to G5 program
Former Nebraska kicker Barret Pickering has found a new home.
Wednesday, Pickering announced that he has committed to South Alabama and will continue his football career. Pickering previously played for the Huskers before leaving the program before the start of the 2020 season.
“Excited to announce the next step in my journey is South Alabama!” Pickering wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone that has been a part of the process!”
— Barret Pickering (@PickeringBarret) April 14, 2021
At South Alabama, Pickering will play for new head coach Kane Wommack, who was the defensive coordinator at Indiana in 2019 and 2020. This will be Wommack’s first job as a college head coach.
Pickering was one of six kickers the Huskers used during the 2019 season. He made 3-of-5 field goal attempts and converted on all 10 extra point tries and handled the kickoff nine times in four games.
In 2018, Pickering had a strong season as the team’s place kicker and kickoff man. He drilled 14-of-18 field goals and knocked down 40-of-41 PAT attempts. He also kicked off 18 times with 6 touchbacks.
Pickering will still have two years of eligibility remaining.