Timmy Bleekrode, new Nebraska kicker, setting high standards for 2022
Timmy Bleekrode is looking to have a strong mentality and performance in 2022, something Nebraska did not have at the position last season. The Huskers had 15 total players transferred from other programs in the 2022 recruiting class, including Bleekrode transferring in from Furman.
This past season for Furman, Bleekrode was 15-of-18 in field goals (83%), ranked 16th in the FCS. He was also 30-of-32 in extra points.
He looks to create the same impact for Nebraska going into an important 2022 season. After practice, Bleekrode was asked about his mentality going into the season by Brian Christopherson of 247Sports.
“I want to be as automatic as possible from anywhere, but obviously 40 and in, that’s a key yard-line from where I’m kicking. I want to be perfect,” Bleekrode said. “But my mentality is to go 1-for-1 every time I’m out there. It’s the same kick no matter where you are on the field.”
Bleekrode was also asked about fellow new teammate in new punter/holder Brian Buschini.
“I have complete confidence in him and the long snappers,” Bleekrode said. “He spins it every time so I don’t worry about him.”
After missing 8 field goals as a team last season, Nebraska will hope to establish a consistent special teams unit in 2022.