Ndamukong Suh's jersey was retired on Nov. 26, 2010
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska's Retired Jerseys

By NU Athletic Communications

Following the 1949 season, the N Club voted to retire jersey No. 60 in honor of Tom "Train Wreck" Novak's stellar career with the Cornhuskers. Novak, the first Nebraska player to earn this honor, had been a four-time All-Big Seven choice and a 1949 All-American.

Novak was the only NU player to have the distinction of a retired number, until Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers earned the distinction. Rodgers allowed his number to return to circulation when his son, Terry, joined the Huskers, but it has since returning to permanently retired status.

In 2004, College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Brown's No. 64 joined Novak's hallowed No. 60 and Rodgers' No. 20, among the permanently retired numbers at Nebraska. Brown, whose jersey retirement ceremony occurred during NU's game with Colorado in 2004, became the 16th player in Husker history to have his jersey retired.

All-American Ndamukong Suh - one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history - joined Nebraska's list of retired jerseys in 2010. Suh won the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik award in 2009, while becoming the first defensive player in history to win the Associated Press National Player-of-the-Year award.

During the 2017 season opener against Arkansa State the Nebraska Athletic Department posthumously honored eight members of the College Football Hall of Fame, including Guy Chamberlin, Ed Weir, Clarence Swanson, George Sauer, Sam Francis, Forrest Behm, Bobby Reynolds and Wayne Meylan.

The history rich Nebraska football program currenlty has a total of 25 Legends honored with their jersey retired.

All major national award winners at Nebraska automatically have their jerseys retired, but their numbers will still be available to active Huskers.

  

Year

Jersey

Player

Major Award

1949

No. 60

Tom Novak

Four-Time All-Conference

1972

No. 20

Johnny Rodgers

1972 Heisman/Walter Camp

1972

No. 79

Rich Glover

1972 Outland/Lombardi

1982

No. 50

Dave Rimington

1981, 1982 Lombardi/1982 Outland

1983

No. 30

Mike Rozier

1983 Heisman/Maxwell/Walter Camp

1983

No. 71

Dean Steinkuhler

1983 Outland/Lombardi

1994

No. 75

Larry Jacobson

1971 Outland

1994

No. 75

Will Shields

1992 Outland

1994

No. 34

Trev Alberts

1993 Butkus

1995

No. 74

Zach Wiegert

1994 Outland

1996

No. 15

Tommie Frazier

1995 Johnny Unitas

1998

No. 67

Aaron Taylor

1997 Outland

1998

No. 98

Grant Wistrom

1997 Lombardi

2002

No. 54

Dominic Raiola

2000 Rimington

2002

No. 7

Eric Crouch

2001 Heisman/Walter Camp

2004

No. 64

Bob Brown

College and Pro Football Hall of Fame

2010

No. 93

Ndamukong Suh

Outland/Lombardi,Nagurski/Bednarik

2017

No. 33

Forrest Behm

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

Guy Chamberlin

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

No. 38

Sam Francis

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

No. 66

Wayne Meylan

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

No. 12

Bobby Reynolds

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

No. 25

George Sauer

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

No. 1

Clarence Swanson

College Football Hall of Fame

2017

No. 35

Ed Weir

College Football Hall of Fame

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