Award Winners

 





Rich Glover #79

1972 Lombardi Award Winner

1972 Outland Trophy Winner

Third in 1972 Heisman Voting (teammate Johnny Rodgers won)
1971 & 72 All American
1972 Big 8 Defensive Player of the Year
1971 & 72 All Big 8
First Team Defensive Tackle on Sports Illustrated's All Century Team
Called by Bob Devaney "The Greatest Defensive Player  he ever saw"
22 Tackles vs Oklahoma's All American center in the 1971 Game of the Century















Johnny Rodgers #20

1972 Heisman
1972 Walter Camp
1971 & 72 All American
1971 & 72 All Big 8
Sports Illustrated All Century Team
Walter Camp All Century Team
Named All Time Best Big 8 Offensive Player by AP
At one time owned 43 school, 7 conference, and 4 NCAA records
5 TDs rushing, passing, and receiving in his last game vs Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl 









Dave Rimington #50


1981 & 82  Outland
1982 Lombardi
1981 & 82 All American
1982 UPI Natitonal Lineman on the Year
1982 Big 8 Athlete of the Year
1982 NCAA Top 5 Award
1981 UPI Big 8 Player of Year & AP Big 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Year.  I don't know if an o-lineman has ever won offensive player of year for a conference, this was a team that had Mike Rozier, Roger Craig, Irving Fryer and Turner Gill, let alone the rest of the Big 8.
1980, 81 & 82 All Big 8
Fifth in 1982 Heisman voting
First Team Center on Sports Illustrated's All Century Team
Walter Camp All Century Team
1982 Team Co Captain
1981-82 Academic All American
1980-81-82 All Big 8 Acacemic
Namesake of the Rimington Trophy, given to the top college football center in the nation













Mike Rozier # 30

1983 Heisman
1983 Walter Camp
1983 Maxwell
1981-82-83 All Big 8
1982-83 All American

Set numerous school, conference and NCAA records, some of which still stand
2,148 yards his senior season, 7.81 ypc.  Led nation in rushing and scoring










Eric Crouch #7


2001 Heisman
2001 Walter Camp
2001 Davey O'Brien
2001 All American
2001 Sporting News National Offensive Player of the Year
2001 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
2001 Team Co-Captain
2001  - 1999  All BIg 12

1999 Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year

1999 Co-First-Team All-Big 12

At one time held 32 school records and several Conference and NCAA marks


 

 


Tommie Frazier #15


1995 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Winner
33-3 overall mark as a starter
Sport Magazine - One of 10 greatest college football players of the century
1995 All American
1995
UPI's Player-of-the-Year
1995 Sporting News Offensive Player-of-the-Year
1995 Second in Heisman Voting
1994 - 95 MVP for 2 National Championships bowl game victories
Walter Camp All Century Team
Sports Illustrated All Century Team

1995 All Big 8













 Trev Alberts #34
 
1993 Butkis
1993 All-American
1993 Big 8 Defensive Player-of-the-Year 
1992 & 1993 All Big 8
1993 Big Eight Male Athlete of the Year  
1993 Team Co Captain
1993 NCAA Today's Top Six (Eight) Award
1993 Academic All American
1991-92-93 Academic All Big 8
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Larry Jacobsen #75

1971 Outland Trophy  
1971 All American
1971 All Big Eight
1971 Academic All American
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ndamukong Suh #93
 
2009 Lombardi
2009 Outland
2009 Bronko Nagurski
2009 Chuck Bednarik
2009 AP College Football Player of the Year
2009 All American
2008 - 09 All Big 12
Fourth in Heisman voting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aaron Taylor #67
 
1997 Outland Trophy
All American at two positions, 1996 (center) and 1997 (offensive guard)
1995 All Big 8
1996 & 1997 All Big 12
1997 Team Co Captain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dominic Raiola #54 
 
2000 Rimington Trophy 
2000 All American
1999 & 2000 All Big 12 
1999 First Team Academic All Big 12 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zach Wiegert #72
 
1994 Outland Trophy
1994 All American
1994 UPI Lineman of the Year  
1992-93-94 All Big 8
Ninth in 1994 Heisman voting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
    
 
 
Will Shield #75
 
1992 Outland Trophy
1992 All American
1990 - 1991 - 1992 All Big Eight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dean Steinkuhler

1983 Lombardi 
1983 Outland Trophy 
1983 All American
1983 All Big 8
 Named to Sports Illustrated All-Century Team
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Grant Wistrom
 
1997 Lombardi
1996- 97 All American
1996 - 97 Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Year
1996 - 97 Academic All American
1997 NCAA Top Eight Award Winner  
1998 Big 12 Male Athlete-of-the-Year
1995-96-97 All Big 8
1995-96-97 All Big 8 Academic

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Not major award winners but notable players (and some of my favorite)
 
 

 
Bob Brown #64
 
1963 All American
1962-63 All Big 8
1963 Washington D.C. Pigskin Club Lineman of the Year
He along with Tom Novak are only NU players to have # permanently retired
Member of both College and Pro Football Hall of Fame (Guy Chamberlin only other NU player)
One of NFL all time greats
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Turner Gill #12
 
 
Nebraska's only 3 Time First Team All Conference QB, 1981-82-83
Undefeated Conference Record Over 3 Years 20-0 (Gill missed the OU and Bowl Game in 1981)
28-2 as starter, came within a few inches and seconds of being 30-0 with 2 NC's
1983 Co Captain
Fourth in 1983 Heisman voting
Named All Time Big 8 QB by Kansas City Star

 

 
 
 


 


Willie Harper #81
 
1972 Washington D.C. Pigskin Club Defensive Player of the Year
1971 - 72
All-American
1971 - 72  All-Big 8
Played on both College NC  and Super Bowl winning teams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Tom Novak
 
 
Nebraskas only 4 time First Team All Conference Player, and at both Center and Linebacker 
1949 All American
First player to have # permanently retired
Novak Trophy is given annually to current NU player
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bobby Reynolds
 
1950 All American -  Sophmore season
Led country in rushing and scoring
Fifth in Heisman voting as soph
Injured most of his Junior and Senior years
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Ed Weir
 
1924-25 All American
Played on teams that beat Notre Dame's Four Hoursemen and Illinois with Red Grange
There were no awards when he played but was named to all Decade Teams in the 20's
Called  "the greatest tackle I ever saw"  by Knute Rockne
Named to all time college football team for college footballs first 50 years
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Guy Chamberlin
 
 1915 All American
 Two time All Conference
 He and Bob Brown are the only 2 Nebraska players to be in both College and Pro Football  Hall of Fame
 Played on unbeated NU teams during the Huskers 29 game unbeaten string, including a victory over Notre Dame in 1915