Nebraska to announce starting kicker Tuesday

Nebraska has yet to name a starting kicker for the season opener at Minnesota. Junior Timmy Bleekrode and freshman Tristan Alvano are battling the top position on the depth chart.

Special teams coach Ed Foley said that head coach Matt Rhule will name the starter on Tuesday.

I have a good idea of who it’s going to be, but I’m going to let coach talk about that position tomorrow from a final standpoint of the decision. We still have one more day, and we’re going to look at a couple of things. We’ve got it down to where we need it to be.

Last season, Bleekrode went 9 of 12 on-field goals while converting 34 of 35 extra-point attempts. Alvano made headlines earlier this year when he went five-for-five on field goals in Omaha Westside’s 43-41 win over Gretna in the NSAA State Championship game.

During his senior year, Alvano was 16-20 in field goals with a career-long of 57 yards. He also received scholarship offers from the Air Force, Army, and Boston College.

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