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Chris Dishman
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Chris Dishman 50173
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 310
Year: Senior
City/State: Cozad, Neb.
High School: Cozad
  • Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 2006
  • Seven-Year NFL Veteran, 1997-2006, Arizona Cardinals
  • Drafted by Arizona, Fourth Round, 1997
  • 1996 Outland Trophy Semifinalist
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Conference (1995, 1996)
  • 1996 Second-Team All-American (AP)
  • 1995 Honorable-Mention All-American (UPI)

1996 (Senior)
Dishman split time between left guard and left tackle for his senior season, starting every game at left guard, and earned second-team All-America honors by the Associated Press, was an Outland Trophy semifinalist and earned first-team all-conference honors two consecutive years.  A versitaile lineman able to both pass-block and run-block, Dishman anchored an offensive line that avaraged 291.9 yards rushing per game, which ranked fourth nationally. 

1995 (Junior)
Dishman quickly quieted the critics who said the 1995 offensive line, made up of four new starters, including Dishman, would not be able to respond to the outstanding season and notoriety the 1994 offensive line established.  Dishman and fellow new starters Steve Ott, Aaron Taylor and Eric Anderson joined veteran Aaron Graham and averaged 399.8 yards rushing per game, 60 yards more than the 1994 line.  Dishman started every game at left tackle for NU and was recognized by the league coaches who named him to the All-Big Eight first team.  He was named an honorable-mention All-American by UPI and second-team all-conference by the Associated Press.

1994 (Sophomore)
Disman saw considerable playing time in 1994 as a reserve left tackle behind two-year starter Rob Zatechka.  He played in every game, including the Orange Bowl and was a member of the Husker PAT and field goal teams.  With Dishman's help, the Huskers won their ninth rushing title under Tom Osborne, averaging 340.0 yards per game.

1993 (Redshirt Freshman)
A backup to Lance Lundberg at left tackle, Dishman played in eight games and helped the Huskers ranked third nationally in rushing at 287.9 yards per game.  Dishman suited up but did not play in the 1994 Orange Bowl.

1992 (Freshman)
A scholarship athlete, Dishman redshirted his first year.

At Cozad High School
A two-way standout and an all-class, all-state performer for Coach Gene Hunting at Cozad High School, Dishman powered the Haymakers to a 12-1 record and the state Class B title in 1991.  At Cozad, he was a teammate of Brandan Holbein, Matt Hunting and Casey Macken.  He played in the 1992 Nebraska Shrine Game.

The son of Grant and Irma Dishman, Chris was born Feb. 27, 1974, and was involved in the Teammates mentoring program during his time at Nebraska.

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