Huskers snag walk-on kicker

The Huskers snagged a walk-on kicker from Kearney Sunday afternoon.

Is Nebraska starting a walk-on kicker tradition at Kearney high school?

Sunday afternoon BigRedReport.com received a call from Spencer Lindsay, a 2012 prospect, informing us he would be passing up 1-AA offers to walk-on at Nebraska.

"Coach Papuchis asked me to walk on in the fall and ever since then I have been really thinking a lot about it," said Lindsay. "It was definitely a tough decision, but the facilities and the coaching I will get at Nebraska I won't be able to get anywhere else."

Lindsay went 6-of-9 on field goals this year, with his long being from 46 yards. Playing both offense and defense as well, his misses were usually because he was fatigued.

"Seeing Brett Maher (another Kearney product) and even Alex Henery do what they have at Nebraska shows me there is a chance to get on the field," said Lindsay. "I just didn't want a chance to pass that up."

Lindsay officially visited Northwest Missouri State and had plans to visit North Dakota State as well, but cancelled his visit.

Expect the senior to head to Lincoln with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. After Kearney finished the year 7-3 overall, Lindsay nor none of his teammates made this year's Nebraska Shrine Game.

"I think my coach was a little upset," said Lindsay. "Last year I was also on the Super All-State team and was left off this year. I was only an honorable-mention. I think it will motivate me a little bit. All those guys on the list and in the game are well deserving, but I want to show people I deserved more."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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