The All-RSS Team: Kicker

Robin Washut, Senior Writer
Husker Online

There will always be endless debates over who are the greatest Nebraska football players of all time, so decided to let our members settle it for themselves.

By voting for the top Huskers at each position, we will assemble our very own All-RSS Team. Today we look at the final voting results for the kickers.


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1. Alex Henery - 1,071 votes (33.5%)

The most prolific kicker in school history, Alex Henery holds program marks for career scoring (397 points), field goals in a season (24, 2009), consecutive extra points made (116), overall field goals (66) and consecutive field goals made (18).

Henery connected on an NCAA record 89.5 percent of his career kicks, and kicked arguably the most famous field goal in school history, a 57-yard moonshot against Colorado in 2008.

A first-team All-American, Henery also served as Nebraska's punter, setting the school record for punts in a season (77 in 2009) and making first-team All-Big 12 at the position that season.

Henery was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft by the Eagles and has spent three three of his pro seasons in Philadelphia and his final year with the Detroit Lions in 2014.

He set the NFL rookie record for accuracy in 2011 and set a franchise record by making 22 straight field goals in his second year in the pros.


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2. Kris Brown - 949 votes (29.7%)

A two-time national champion and a semifinalist for the Lou Groza award in 1997, Kris Brown kicked off Nebraska's recent run of success at the position.

Brown scored 97 points in 1995, still a school record for freshmen, and left NU with 388 points, which was a program record until Henery broke it in 2010.

He made 57 of his 77 careers kicks.Brown played 10 seasons in the NFL and made an All-Pro team in 2007.

He made 252 of 326 career field goals in the pros, including a 57-yarder, before retiring in 2010.


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3. Josh Brown - 729 votes (22.8%)

Josh Brown's career got off to a great start in 1999, when the freshman scored 88 points and missed just six total kicks all season long.

He would make all 60 of his PAT attempts as a sophomore before earning first-team All Big 12 honors as a senior.

Brown was best known for stepping up in big moments, as he was 16-for-22 on field goals against ranked teams.

Drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2003, Brown revived his seemingly-dying career with a great season on the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants before being release prior to the 2016 season.

In 2008 received a five-year, $14.2 million dollar deal with the St. Louis Rams, at the time the largest contract ever for a kicker.

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