Grant Wistrom, Jason Peter, Christian Peter, and Jared Tomich
(Tomich - Walk-on, all other photos will be of walk-ons)
Some people keep saying Tomich was not a walk-on. Here is a link to his bio on NU website that says he was. Tomich Bio
I'm amazed reading on message boards that some people don't think walk-ons or in state players are very important for the success of Nebraska football. I am going to try and list all walk-ons that have lettered at NU, but there have been so many its going to be hard to find them all . Some old media guides say if players started as walk-ons and sometimes they don't.
I'm going to try and list the last year with the Huskers rather than the first, or all for each season. It would take up to much space and time to show each year with all classes. If a players is listed as starting it might have only been for part of the year, and some that aren't listed as being a starter might have at least for a few games, its sometimes hard to tell, with injuries etc. It's hard to tell sometimes with transfers if they walked on to begin with.
I am sure there are some errors on this list. For example the Nebraska Athletic Dept. has recently started a walk on club - Walkonclub Originally their online brochure listed Harry Grimminger and Jim Skow as walk-ons, both were scholarship players, so there can always be errors. If you have any corrections or question go to the Links+ page from the list on the left and email me.
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PT = Part Time Starter. S = Years as Starter, L = Number of Letters.
(source - NU Media guides 1966-2010 and any other thing I can find) Players are listed in their senior season or last year with team
listed in order that I found them, not alphabetical
I am in the process of double chiecking this.
Billy Johnson DB Stanton NE S - ? L - 3
Mike Beran OG Ord NE S - 1 L - 3
John Hyland DE Lincoln NE - L - 3
Dave Goeller IB Pilger NE S - L - 2
Steve Runty QB Ogallala NE S - PT L - 2 - T.O.s first starting QB when Dave Humm was hurt
Steve Manstead DE Wahoo NE S - 2 L - 3 - All Big 8-Sr. 2nd team-Jr.
Al Eveland PK Ames NE S - 1 L - 3
Ron VanderMeer PK California - L - 1 - (T)JC
Clete Pillen LB Monroe NE S - 2 L - 3 - Sr-All B8, UPI B8 Def. Player of Year, 2nd team All American. Jr. 2nd Team AB8
Keith Steward FB Ohio - L - 1
Ron Nitzel SE Grand Island NE
John Plucknett MG Beatrice NE
Bruce Dunning LB Colorado S - 1 L - 2
Steve Glenn OT Pawnee City NE - L - 2
Tim Fisher DB Lincoln NE S - 1 L - 3
Bill Bryant DT Alabama - L - 1
Dennis Payne DB Lincoln NE - L -
Eric Stewart DB Maryland
Tim McCrady WB Plainview NE - L - 3
Trey DeLoach C Papillion NE - L - 2
Jim Kotera FB Bellevue NE - L - 3
Dan Lindstrom DE Oakland NE - L - 3
Scott Gemar P Sutton NE S - 1 L - 1
John Noonan SE Omaha NE - L - 1 (T) UNO
Dick Petersen DE Madison NE - L - 1
Daryl Holmes DE Chicago IL - L - 1
Randy Florel LB Holdrege NE - L - 1
Dave Liegal DB Central City NE - L - 3 Sr. Big 8 Punt Return Champ.
Andy Means DB Holdrege NE S - 3 L - 3 Sr. Hon. Men All Big 8
David Clark DT Texas S - 1 L - 3 Sr. All Big 8, Hon. Men. All American
Jarvis Redwine RB California S - 2 L - 3 Sr. All American, Sr & Jr. All Big 8
Derrie Nelson DE Fairmont NE S - 3 L - 3 Sr. All Am, Big 8 Def. Player of Yr, Sr & Jr All Big 8
L G Searcey S Wymore NE - L - 1
Dan Fisher DB Lincoln NE - L - 1
Bruce Lingenfelter G Plainview NE
Tim Bergkamp K Kansas
Darwin Miles DE Omaha NE
Anthony Steels WB California S - 2 L - 3
Mike Scully MG Elwood NE - L - 1
Bob Smail MG Illinois - L - 1
Brian Iodence DB Hemingford NE - L - 1
Eddie Neil K California - L - 2 (T)JC
Phil Bates FB Omaha NE S - 1 L - 2 (T)JC walkon??
Jack Lonowski DT Stromsburg NE - L - 2
Mike McElroy C GrandIsland NE - L - 1
Paul Smith IB California - L - 1
Matt Brandl OG Humphrey NE - L - 2
Rodney Lewis DB Minnesota S - 2 L - 3
Ric Lindquist DB Plattsmouth NE S - 3 L - 3 Sr. All Big 8
Dave Strohmath DT Millard NE - L - 2
Jeff Krejci DB Schuyler NE S - 1 L - 3 Sr. All Big 8
Scott Woodard SE Papillion NE - L - 3
Jimmy Williams DE Wash. DC S - 2 L - 3 Sr. All Am, UPI Big 8 Player of Yr, All Big 8, Jr.2nd team AB8
Randy Heubert WB Henderson NE
Dennis Wees MG Omaha NE
Rick Chandler LB Ralston NE
Ricky Mann S Florida