Before Nebraska (Kearney HS)
Gabe Heins joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on after being one of the top kickers in the state the past two seasons at Kearney High School. Heins earned honorable-mention all-state accolades as a senior from both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Heins connected on 5-of-8 field goals in 2018, including a 44-yarder, while also making 32-of-34 extra-point tries. During his junior season, Heins helped Coach Brandon Cool’s team to a 12-1 record and a trip to the Class A state finals. Heins made 8-of-11 field goals as a junior, while connecting on 46-of-52 PATs. Heins also saw action on defense his final two years. Following his career, Heins was selected to play in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl, and he connected on a 37-yard field goal in the game.