Nebraska gets commitment from walk-on kicker
Nebraska’s special teams is getting some much-needed assistance.
On Thursday, the Huskers received a commitment from Ryan Novosel, a kicker who will be walking on at Nebraska. He made his announcement with a Twitter post this week, and joins a unit that struggled last season under Scott Frost.
“As a 12-year-old kicking in my back yard for the first time, I would have never dreamed of playing college football,” Novosel wrote. “Thank you Mom and Dad for believing in me and supporting me all these years. Who would have thought after all those summer camps visits that I would land here in the Midwest?”
— Ryan Novosel (@RyanNovo17) April 9, 2020
According to Kohl’s Kicking ratings, Novosel has received a 4.5-star ratings. He’s known for having a very strong leg and making strong contact with the football.
That’s something Nebraska could use on kickoffs and on field goal attempts. In 2019, the Huskers used six kickers to attempt field goals throughout the course of the season. Lane McCallum, an outside linebacker, is the lone one to return for the 2020 season.
Nebraska does have some options at kicker for the upcoming season, but this addition will certainly be welcomed.