Alex Henery

Alex Henery was a four-year starter at Nebraska and made 88.9% of his field goal attempts from 2007-10. 

Alex Henery is set to join three other Husker greats in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame this fall.

But first he joined host Mike'l Severe and "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday.

Henery discussed what making the hall of fame means to him, reminisced about some of his big-time kicks and why he chose Nebraska in the first place.

Watch the video at the top of this article for the full interview, or continue reading for some highlights from the discussion.

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On when he was told he made the hall:

"I definitely wasn't thinking about it, so it surprised me for sure. I think I got a call right before I was leaving town. It was a pleasant surprise."

On what making the hall means for his career:

"It's a great honor. Just looking at the list of all the great Huskers that have been on the list. It's cool to be included with them and recognized with them. My career at Nebraska was great, and it's cool to be honored for such an award like this."

On a punt that stands out with the Huskers:

"The Oklahoma one was a good one. It rolled a ways inside the 5 or 10 or something like that at a pretty pivotal point in the game. There was one at Virginia Tech where the snap pulled me to the side a little bit and I rolled out and hit — I think it was my furthest punt — it ended up going out of the end zone. That was one of those you don't really prepare for nor do you know how they're going to go down once it happens, so that actually worked out pretty good. And then just punting against Oklahoma State where I was able to run for the first down, and that's something a punter doesn't usually get to do. Luckily, I didn't fumble and we got a first down and end up winning that game. Lots of moments stood out."

On if he always have the green light to take off:

"There probably wasn't ever any called fake. The one against Oklahoma State was just something where I rolled out and no one was there, so I just went for it and, luckily enough, I got the first down. It was one of those where if you don't get the first down, you're probably not going to want to come back to the sideline."

On the most challenging part of placekicking:

"I think the hardest part of the kicking game is more the mental side, being prepared. You may not kick for a whole half — just be ready to go when you're called on. And then, of course, once you get into some situational — 'hey, we're driving down at the end of the game' — calming your nerves to go out there and hit a kick when everyone needs you to make a kick.

"Probably the harder part about kicking is being able to prepare your mind to go out there when the team calls on you. Going back to the Colorado kick, that was a kick that really stresses your mind. Either you come through or you crumble in that situation. A lot of that really comes back to practice."

On how often the 57-yard kick against Colorado gets brought up:

"(The kick) is brought up quite often, I'd have to say. But it was a great moment. It kind of set off my career, making that my sophomore year and kind of pushing us into a good bowl game. It was definitely a good moment, and I don't mind hearing about it."