Nebraska punter Caleb Lightbourn has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week following his performing against then-No.22 Oregon on Saturday.
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 19, 2016
The freshman averaged 47.2 yards on his five punts and placed three of those five inside the 20-yard line. Lightbourn set “personal bests in average, punts inside the 20 and uncorked a career-long 58 yarder in the fourth quarter,” according to a university release.
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