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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Alex Henery a finalist for Rudy Award

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Nebraska kicker Alex Henery is one of three finalists for the fourth annual Rudy Award, established by Rudy Ruettiger, the subject of the film, "Rudy."

The award seeks to "find the most inspirational and motivational players in America who best defined what he refers to as 'The Four C's': Character, Courage, Contribution & Commitment."

North Carolina State's Michael Lemon and Boston College's Mark Herzlich join Henery as finalists.

Here's Henery's bio from the awards site:
Alex is the most accurate kicker in NCAA history. He began his career as a walk-on before earning a scholarship and setting nearly every Nebraska kicking record.

Alex went from a little-known walk-on to a player who has earned the respect of everyone in the football program. He was only offered a soccer scholarship out of high school, but has turned into arguably the top kicker in college football. He is a three-time Second-Team All-Big 12 selection, two-time Lou Groza Award semi-finalist and Nebraska’s all-time leading scorer. He also won the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team award, given for community outreach.

All finalists receive an award and a scholarship made in his name to each player's university's general scholarship fund. The winner gets a top scholarship and a bronze Rudy Award trophy.

The winner will be announced at a banquet in Dallas on Jan. 11.