Freshman Gabe Miller stepped into the starting role at long snapper and handled the duty very well in his first season in the Nebraska program. Miller was part of a brand new group of specialists in 2013 that performed well.
Behind the work of Miller, punter Sam Foltz ranked among the conference’s leaders in punting, while the new trio of Miller, Foltz at holder and place-kicker Pat Smith helped Nebraska connect on 12-of-13 field goals, the best percentage in the Big Ten.
A scholarship signee last February, Miller played in every game as Nebraska’s long snapper. The Huskers’ punting team ranked fourth in the Big Ten in net punting, averaging 41.9 yards per punt. In kicking, Miller’s flawless snapping allowed Nebraska to hit 12-of-13 field goals and 47-of-50 PATs. Nebraska kicker Pat Smith connected on 10-of-11 field goals in Big Ten games, including a game-winning 42-yarder in overtime at Penn State.