Junior Alex Henery is the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Henery Awarded with Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications
Junior placekicker Alex Henery has earned Nebraska's first conference award of the season as he was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week following his five field-goal performance at Virginia Tech.

Henery connected on attempts from 40, 27, 19, 38 and 38 yards to mark the second-most field goals in a single game in school history and the fourth time the Omaha native has made at least four field goals in a game.

The junior is 6-of-7 this season and 32-of-36 in his career, while also serving as the starting punter, where he logged a 41.5-yard average on six punts against the Hokies, including the fourth-longest punt in school history with a 76-yard blast in the first quarter.

Henery gained additional accolades on Monday when he was voted one of three "Stars of the Week" from the Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicker Award. The award recognizes three kickers from the FBS division each week until the season prize is presented as part of ESPN's Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla.

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones and Texas linebacker Roddick Muckelroy were named the Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.


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