Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
After enrolling at Nebraska in January of 2018, Barret Pickering won the starting job as the Huskers' place-kicker. He has made four field goals this season and is perfect on 13 extra-point tries. Pickering connected on 4-of-4 PAT attempts in the season opener against Colorado for his first four career points. Against Troy, Pickering connected on his first two career field goals - from 23 and 32 yards out - and finished with seven points. Pickering added a career-long 35-yard field goal at Michigan for his third consecutive made field goal. Against Purdue, Pickering connected on all four PAT tries and attempted a career-long 54-yard field. He made a 31-yard field goal at Wisconsin and finished with six points against the 16th-ranked Badgers.
Before Nebraska (Hoover HS)
Pickering was one of the nation’s top specialists in the 2018 signing class, and enrolled at Nebraska in January. Pickering was a standout place-kicker for Coach Josh Niblett at Hoover High School in Alabama, annually one of the nation’s top prep programs.
Pickering was the starting place-kicker for a pair of Class 7A state championship teams in 2016 and 2017. Hoover posted an 11-3 record in 2017 and closed the championship season with a 48-20 victory over McGill-Toolen in the state title game. Pickering finished his career at Hoover High by connecting on 39-of-55 field goal attempts and earned all-state honors as a junior in 2016.
Pickering was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 4 kicker in the country, while 247Sports ranked him as the 13th-best kicking prospect in the nation. Pickering chose Nebraska over Vanderbilt and Yale.
Barret is the son of Melissa and Kent Pickering and he was born on Sept. 7, 1999. He is a management major. After graduating early to enroll at Nebraska in January, Pickering posted a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in his first semester on campus to earn a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.