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Safe as starter: Mauro Bondi. While Nebraska’s run at another scholarship kicker in the 2013 class didn’t inspire confidence, Bondi looks the leader in the clubhouse for at least one of the two kicking roles.
Fighting for playing time: Jordan Bellar, Spencer Lindsay and Grant Schumacher. Bellar is the only punter listed on the pre-spring roster, but look for all three kickers to fight for a job.
Needs a big spring performance: Mauro Bondi. With Alex Henery and Brett Maher, Nebraska has had the luxury of an NFL-caliber kicker for the last few years. Bondi will need to take hold of the kicking position this spring and establish himself.
Breakout candidate: Terrell Newby II. One of the ways Ameer Abdullah earned his playing time as a freshman was as an electrifying kick returner. With Abdullah taking over the starting I-back position, look for another freshman to earn his stripes in the same manner.
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