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Red-White Spring Game, 4/21/18

White team kicker Cole Frahm kicks an extra point during the first half of the Red-White Spring Game on April 21, 2018, at Memorial Stadium.

Cole Frahm found an opportunity to win a starting job, so he took it. 

The former Nebraska walk-on kicker announced Saturday that he is transferring to FCS South Dakota State. 

Frahm, an Omaha native, had not been listed on the Huskers.com team roster since shortly after the season progressed, and his name had been listed in the NCAA's new transfer database for weeks. 

Frahm battled Husker freshman Barret Pickering for the starting job, but lost out and then saw Pickering bounce back from a rough start to solidify himself as the primary option going forward with a strong second half of the season. 

Frahm, listed at 6-foot-5, is an Omaha Burke graduate and showed good power, impressing NU special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt. 

Other walk-ons who were on the roster for the 2018 season and have since been removed include wide receiver Connor Young, punter Alec Cromer and defensive back Corbin Frederick and tight end Branden Hohenstein. 

Young was a Cozad native and a redshirt junior in 2018. Cromer, a Beatrice native, originally went to SDSU and transferred back before last season. Frederick is a Mansfield, Texas native who spent his freshman year on the team. Hohenstein, a Jackson native, was a sophomore reserve. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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