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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.
 

If you have a smaller screen you might want to reduce your print size or zoom out.
 

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.
 


1965 
Billy Johnson      DB   Stanton NE       S - ?   L - 3

1966 
Langston Coleman   DE   Wash.DC          S - 2   L - 3

1969 
Jim McFarland      TE   N. Platte NE     S - 2   L - 2 - Sr - All Big 8, Hon. Men. All American, started on baseball scholarship

1970 
Ed Periard         MG   Michigan         S - 1   L - 3 - Sr. - All Big 8

1972 
Mike Beran         OG   Ord NE           S - 1   L - 3
John Hyland        DE   Lincoln NE         -     L - 3

 
1973 
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.

1974 
Ardell Johnson     DB   Missouri         S - 1   L - 3

1975   --------------

1976 
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
      

1977 
Brett Moritz       OG   Osmond NE          -     L - 1 - (T)from Army
Jeff Pullen        MG   Central CityNE   S - 1   L - 3
Larry Valasek      DB   Silver CreekNE   S - 2   L - 3
Steve Marcus       LB   Kearney NE         -     L - 1

1978 
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     
      

1979 
Tom Vering         LB   Fremont NE       S - 2   L - 3 - Sr.- Hon. Mention All Big 8
Kelly Saalfeld      C   Columbus NE      S - 2   L - 3 - Sr.- All Big 8, 3rd Team All American
Jeff Bloom          C   South Dakota     S - PT  L - 3 - Starter when Saalfeld Inj.
Tim Hager          QB   Lincoln NE       S - PT  L - 2 - Sr.- Started 7 games, Big 8 Off. Player of week in win over Penn State
Dean Sukup         PK   Cozad NE         S - 1   L - 3 - Sr.- All Big 8
Paul Letcher       DB   Lincoln NE       S - PT  L - 2
Paul Potadle       OG   Tekamah NE         -     L - 1
Dan Rice           OG   Ohio               -     L - 1
I.M.Hipp           RB   S. Carolina      S - 3   L - 3 - Soph.All Big 8,2nd team All American, Jr-2nd team   All  Big -8, Hon Men. All American, Sr.-injured part of season, Hon.Mention All B8.


1980 
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
 

1981 
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


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