Nebraska’s special teams is reportedly taking a hit.

On Thursday, the Lincoln Journal Star reported that sophomore kicker Barret Pickering has decided to leave the football program. He is expected to continue his academic career at Nebraska.

Injuries hampered Pickering’s 2019 season, as he appeared in just four games and made 3-of-5 field goal attempts on the season. He was the only specialist on scholarship on Nebraska’s roster.

Pickering’s departure is a significant blow for the Huskers, which used six kickers throughout the course of the 2019 season. Nebraska made 12-of-20 attempts and 40-of-42 extra point tries.

In 2018, Pickering produced a solid freshman season, converting on 14-of-18 field goal tries for the year and knocking home 40-of-41 extra points. He finished the season with 82 points to his name.