Posted March 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi welcomes the high expectations. He might as well, because they're unavoidable. A line of accomplished kickers have come to Lincoln before him, and he's determined to add his name to the list alongside Kris Brown, Josh Brown, Alex Henery and Brett Maher. Henery and Maher combined to make 84 percent of their field goals over the past five seasons. The national average during that span was 69 percent. A wide smile crossed Bondi's face and he spoke excitedly when the statistic was brought up after a practice this week. ''Ninety-nine percent of the kickers who leave here go to the NFL,'' Bondi said, exaggerating for effect. ''As a kid, you want to go to the NFL. Seeing Alex go, and Brett probably is going to go, that gives you hope that if you work hard enough here, you might be able to go to the next level.'' Bondi will go into his sophomore season with a lock on the kicking job and will have it f...
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