Published Saturday, February 23, 2013 AT 10:45 AM / Updated at 10:45 AM
Solid showing by Maher at NFL Combine
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Place-kicker Brett Maher is the first of three former Nebraska players through with his appearance at the NFL Combine.

Maher made 14 of 15 field goals during his kicking work. Also, his representatives said the two-time All-Big Ten kicker met with more than a dozen teams, with Tennessee, New Orleans and Cleveland appearing to show the most interest.

“Brett solidified his spot as one of the top kickers in this year’s draft,” said his agent, Rob Roche of RSR Sports Management. “He’s looking forward to showcasing his skills at Nebraska’s pro day (on March 7).”

Maher, who made 39 of 50 field goals for NU over the last two seasons, went into the NFL Combine ranked as the No. 4 kicker by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper.

Former Husker I-back Rex Burkhead arrived in Indianapolis on Thursday and will go through physical testing Sunday. Former NU safety Daimion Stafford arrives Saturday and works out with the defensive backs on Tuesday.

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