Class of 2019

Grant Detlefsen

HometownLincoln, NE
High schoolLincoln Southeast
Commit dateSept. 7, 2018

Nebraska has a long, fruitful history of convincing in-state punters to walk on and become successful for the Huskers.

Lincoln Southeast's Grant Detlefsen — who set a school record in 2017 with a 42.9-yard punting average — might be the next.

Detlefsen announced on Sept. 6 he was committing to walk on to the Huskers in the 2019 class.

"It is the only place I can see myself playing football for the next four-five years," Detlefsen wrote on Twitter. "I can't wait to be a part of the historic walk-on program and work harder than I ever have."

Detlefsen will be joining NU's program just as Caleb Lightbourn becomes a senior. Lightbourn was the rare scholarship recruit out of high school. Generally, Nebraska has preferred to recruit walk-on punters from the state - such as Sam Foltz, Brett Maher, Alex Henery, Kyle Larson, Sam Koch and Jesse Kosch - who then develop into some of the best punters in the nation.

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