Quick Hitter: Foltz a full-time punter now

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini feels Sam Foltz could probably grow into a wide receiver that would help Nebraska down the road, but he's got other ideas for the walk-on from Grand Island.

Year in and year out, Nebraska walk-ons have made an impact on special teams and it appears the 2013 season won't be any different.

On Thursday at Big Ten Media Days, Bo Pelini said Grand Island redshirt freshman Sam Foltz, who is a receiver and a punter, will focus on just one area of his game.

"Sam Foltz had a tremendous spring as a punter," said Pelini. "He did a really good job. He's a good athlete. He is a guy who could conceivably help you at wide receiver, but he did well enough in the spring that we are going to protect him and he's going to be a punter for now."

Foltz averaged 44.2 yards a punt in Nebraska's Red-White game on five kicks.

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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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