Next fall, Nebraska will be without one of the many players it trotted out at kicker in 2019. Dylan Jorgensen is entering the transfer portal.
Jorgensen was a freshman for the Huskers last fall. He played in two games this fall, making all five extra points that he attempted. His one field goal attempt on the year, in the season opener against South Alabama, was blocked.
Barret Pickering, last year’s top Nebraska kicker, is set to return to the team in 2020. He missed much of last season with a hip injury, but finished second on the roster with 19 points from the kicker position. He was 3-of-5 on field goals, and a perfect 10-of-10 on extra points.
Kicker was a major issue for the Huskers in 2019. After Jorgensen and Pickering were shut down, punter Isaac Armstrong was forced into double duty for some time. Head coach Scott Frost resorted to open tryouts during the year.
Dylan Jorgensen’s announcement on Twitter today:
— Dylan Jorgensen (@dylanjorgens3n) February 4, 2020
His full note:
First off I want to start by thanking Coach Frost for giving me an opportunity to play football at The University of Nebraska. I would also like to thank my friends and family for supporting me throughout this process. At this time I’ve entered the transfer portal; I’m excited to see what other opportunities there are out there for me. This is just the beginning.
Former club soccer player Matt Waldoch and converted safety Lane McCallum wound up being the best options down the stretch. Waldoch led the way with 21 points, and was perfect on four field goals and nine extra points, while McCallum hit a game winner against Northwestern.
Scott Frost has plenty to worry about this off-season. Hopefully, for his sake, kicker isn’t a major headache once again in 2020.