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Nebraska Football: Sam Foltz Leads Defensive/Special Teams Honors For 2015 Huskers

Punters are people too, and the Huskers have the best one in the Conference.

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Monday evening, the Big Ten Conference named their Defensive and Special Teams award winners, as well as their all-conference teams.

The group is led in the Nebraska Cornhuskers corner by their All-B1G Punter.

Nebraska Junior Punter Sam Foltz was named the Big Ten Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year. The Greeley, Nebraska native averaged 44.38 yards per kick, which led the Big Ten and was tied for 14th Nationally this year. Foltz was named first team All-B1G by both the Big Ten head coaches and media that cover the conference as well.

Other Husker players recognized on Monday include:

- Sophomore Placekicker Drew Brown was named second team All-B1G by the coaches, while being third-team by the media.

- Junior Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins was named second team All-B1G by the coaches, while being third-team by the media.

- Junior Safety Nathan Gerry was named third-team All-B1G by the media, and honorable mention by the coaches.

- Sophomore Cornerback Joshua Kalu named honorable mention All-B1G by the coaches.

Here are the individual awards and their winners:

Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award: John Shinsky, Michigan State

Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award: Brian Griese, Michigan

Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year: Carl Nassib, Penn State

Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year: Joey Bosa, Ohio State

Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year: Joe Schobert, Wisconsin

Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year: Desmond King, Iowa

Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year: Griffin Oakes, Indiana

Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year: Sam Foltz, Nebraska

Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year: William Likely, Maryland