O'Leary Added to East-West Shrine Roster
Nebraska senior T.J. O'Leary has been added to the East roster for the 84th annual East-West Shrine Game set for this Saturday in Houston. O'Leary joins teammates Marlon Lucky and Matt Slauson on the East team for the game which will begin at 3 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN2.
O'Leary has served as Nebraska's long snapper for the past three seasons, starting the final 10 games of the 2006 season and all 25 games over the past two years. O'Leary has been a key component of a highly successful Nebraska kicking game. Over the past two years, O'Leary has helped place-kicker Alex Henery connect on 26-of-29 field goal attempts, including a school-record 57-yarder against Colorado in Novemeber. O'Leary and holder Jake Wesch have also helped Henery connect on 101-of-102 career PAT attempts.
An Omaha native, O'Leary also handled the snapping chores for Nebraska punter Dan Titchener, who finished his career with 55 punts downed inside the opposition's 20-yard line. O'Leary began his collegiate career at New Mexico State before transferring to Nebraska for the 2005 season.
O'Leary was added to the roster late Tuesday and was traveling to Houston on Wednesday where he will join his team for practice.