Nebraska kicker hits NCAA transfer portal
Nebraska’s kicking situation just got a little more interesting.
On Tuesday Huskers kicker Dylan Jorgensen hopped into the NCAA transfer database and is searching for opportunities to play elsewhere. He made the announcement public with a statement on Twitter.
“First off I want to start by thanking Coach Frost for giving me an opportunity to play football at the University of Nebraska,” Jorgensen wrote. “I would also like to thank my friends and family for supporting me throughout this process. At this time I’ve entered the transfer portal; I’m excited to see what other opportunities there are out there for me. This is just the beginning.”
— Dylan Jorgensen (@dylanjorgens3n) February 4, 2020
Jorgensen was one of six kickers Nebraska used throughout the season, earning the starting job in the opening week of the season. But injuries sidelined the freshman kicker after the Colorado game and he didn’t play in the final 10 games of the season for the Huskers.
He was able to maintain his redshirt status by only appearing in two games — playing against South Alabama and Colorado. Jorgensen attempted just one field goal, but it was blocked. He was a perfect 5-of-5 on extra point attempts against South Alabama. He had eight kickoffs, with three going for touchbacks.
Jorgensen will have four years of eligibility remaining.