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#32 I.M. Hipp
Position: I Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Chapin, S.C.
  • 1995 Inductee, Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
  • Fourth-Round Draft Pick, 1980 NFL Draft (Atlanta)
  • Honorable-Mention All-Big Eight, 1979
  • Honarable-Mention All-American, 1978 and 1977
  • Second-Team All-Big Eight, 1978
  • First-Team All-Big Eight, 1977
  • 1977 Husker Power Lifter of the Year

Senior (1979)
Hipp closed his career as the nation's most famous walkon as Nebraska's all-time leading rusher with 2,940 yards in his career.  Hipp gained 585 yards on 128 carries before his final year at NU was cut short by turf toe.  The top game in his senior year was a 26-carry, 167-yard effort against Utah State. Hipp played in the Hula Bowl and was the most valuable offensive player in the Japan Bowl immediately following his senior season.

Junior (1978)
Hipp became the first NU running back to have back-to-back 1,000 rushing-yard seasons when he ran for 1,002 yards while splitting time with Richard Berns as Nebraska's top I-back.  Both Hipp and Berns (1,032 rushing yard) cleared 1,000 rushing yards in 1978, the first time that a pair of running backs cleared 1,000 yards in the same season.  Hipp had three 100-yard games-Cal (154), Indiana (123) and Kansas State (183).  For his four-touchdown effort against the Hoosiers, Hipp was named the ABC-TV Chevrolet Offensive Player of the Game. 

Sophomore (1977)
A honorable-mention All-American, Hipp burst onto the scene with a 1,353-yard season.  Hipp broke the school record for rushing yards in a game with 254 against Indiana, which netted him AP Back of the Week and Big Eight Offensive Player of the Week.  Hipp also ran for 200 yards against Kansas.  Hipp became just the fourth Husker ever to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, joining Bobby Reynolds (1,342 in 1950), Jeff Kinney (1,136 in 1971) and Tony Davis (1,114 in 1973). 

Redshirt Freshman (1976)
In his second year in the program, Hipp redshirted.

Freshman (1975)
Hipp, a walk-on, and Berns split time at I-back for Nebraska's freshman team.

At Chapin HS
Hipp was an All-American at Chapin High School under coach Cecil Woolbright.

Personal
Isaiah Moses Walter Hipp was born on Feb. 15, 1956. His grandmother is Mrs. Cora Osby.

Hipp's Career Statistics

Career Rushing/Receiving Statistics

Year

Att.

Net

Avg.

TDs

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TDs

1977 215 1,353 6.3 10 7 105 15.0 0

1978

191

1,002

5.2

7

9

72

8.0

0

1979

128

585

4.6

4

5

13

2.6

0

Totals

534

2,940

5.5

21

21

190

9.0

0

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