Oct 20, 2012; Evanston, IL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers kicker Brett Maher (96) is congratulated by defensive tackle Kevin Williams (92) after kicking a field goal against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Tonight, for our UDFA profile, we take a look at a guy signed by the Jets recently. He has quite the ability as both a kicker and a punter, and could conceivably give Nick Folk and Robert Malone a run for their money. He played in the Big 10, so his competition was unquestioned. Spotlight is on Nebraska kicker, Brett Maher.
Brett Maher stands at 6’0″, and weighs in at 186 pounds.
Here are his career stats, per espn.com:
I was able to get some pretty extensive video on Maher, take a look:
Not a lot to be said about this guy. He clearly has a strong leg. Maher makes the long kicks look like he is kicking PATs. He is accurate, and strong. The stats and the video bare that out.
As a kickoff man/punter, he kicks it deep, and his hang time allows for minimal returns. He is an all around good kicker on all fronts. There is no reason why Brett Maher can’t give the incumbents a run for their money.