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Huskers Land Montana Transfer Punter Brian Buschini

December 14, 2021

The Huskers have landed a second scholarship specialist.

Nebraska hit the transfer portal hard during the offseason so far to fix special teams. The team already picked up Furman scholarship transfer kicker Timmy Bleekrode. Nebraska also nabbed Georgetown long snapper Brady Weas. The Huskers received some more good news from the portal when Montana punter Brian Buschini (6-0, 220) announced that he is transferring to Nebraska.

The punter went into the portal on Monday morning and immediately heard from coach Scott Frost. He also talked to special teams analyst Bill Busch and special teams graduate assistant Joey Connors. Director of fooball and recruiting administration Trent Mossbrucker began the conversation. The Huskers offered Bushini on Monday afternoon and he couldn’t have been more excited about the opportunity after being offered.

“I was super excited,” Buschini said. “It is one of the most storied programs in college football history. Sam Koch is my favorite punter along with (Los Angeles Rams punter) John Hekker so potentially following in his (Koch’s) footsteps is very exciting.”

The newest Husker specialist also said the Huskers showing him so much attention right away made him feel important. There was a reason that the Huskers showed him so much love immediately. Buschini was named FCS punter of the year on Monday.

Buschini averaged 46 yards per punt during the 2021 season. That tied for third in the FCS ranks. The specialist had 28 punts that went for more than 50 yards. He also pinned 30 of his 69 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

The Huskers’ punting last season was an adventure. There were several games that Frost rotated punters in-game to try and shake things up to get consistent play at the position. We’ll see what happens moving forward with scholarship punter Daniel Cerni. The Australia native hasn’t quite the same since his leg injury in 2020.

Buschini selected the Huskers over Mississippi State, Utah, Oregon State and Washington. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining at Nebraska.

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