Nebraska Kicker Picks Up Big Ten Honor

After a rocky start to the season, Nebraska freshman kicker Barret Pickering picked up Big Ten honors this week for his performance in the Husker's win over Michigan state. 

On Monday, Pickering was named the Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

For the second straight week, a Husker has been named a Big Ten player of the week. Last week both senior running back Devine Ozigbo and freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez earned conference awards.

The honor comes as a fitting tribute as the last time a Nebraska player was named a Special Teams Player of the Week was when punter Sam Foltz received the honor back in 2015. Saturday's game was the first time the Huskers and Spartans had met since Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car crash.

That game saw only special teams points as Pickering went 3-for-3 on his field goal attempts as Michigan State's Matt Coghlin hit two of his three attempts, leading Nebraska to a 9-6 win. 

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