And then there was one scholarship placekicker.
Husker senior kicker Mauro Bondi announced on Twitter Thursday night that his Nebraska football career has come to a close.
After some thought I've decided to end my career at Nebraska! I want to thank Bo and his staff for the opportunity to play at Nebraska!— Mauro Bondi (@mbondi37) July 3, 2015
Bondi was the most experienced placekicker entering the 2014 season, but saw a challenge immediately when the Huskers brought in true freshman Drew Brown, younger brother of former Husker kicker Kris Brown, on scholarship for that same year.
And things just didn't go Bondi's way after fall camp either. He started the year as the kickoff specialist but was injured in a motorcycle crash in September 2014 and missed almost the next two months with a broken collarbone.
In that time, Brown handled kickoff duties in addition to placekicking duties and the Huskers also had Spencer Lindsay, a walk-on from Kearney, handle some kickoff duties.
Nebraska also added former Utah kicker Jamie Sutcliffe, who was most recently at Piece College (Woodland Hills, California), as a walk-on in March. Sutcliffe and Lindsay will be juniors this year, and Brown a sophomore.
Bondi, who primarily served as a kickoff specialist at Nebraska, didn't say on Twitter if he planned to pursue playing opportunities elsewhere. He was 2-for-2 on field goals and 9-of-10 on PATs during his career, but had 61 of his 110 career kickoffs go for touchbacks.