Greg Zuerlein Doesn’t Let Record-Setting Rookie Season Go to His Head In 2012, his first professional season, kicker Greg Zuerlein quickly became known for his ability to nail long-distance field goals.
Against the Chicago Bears in the third week of the season, the former soccer player made a 56-yard field goal, the longest ever at Soldier Field.
You set a Maverick record for consecutive PATs (points-after-touchdown) at 61, but then had trouble with injuries. However, I seriously injured my right quadriceps and hip, which took me out of what would have been my senior season (2010).
They helped to lay the solid foundation for what I would do later as a kicker in football.
As I got older and started to play football in Lincoln, my focus was on playing for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Cornhuskers have had an amazing record of success, particularly under Tom Osborne, who was head coach from 1973 to 1997.
If He wanted me to recover quickly, then I would certainly work with that, too.
His will is our sanctification, so I put my life in His hands in a more profound way than I’d ever done before.
Zuerlein grew up in a thoroughly Catholic atmosphere, attending daily Mass and going to Confession on a regular basis.