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Major Award Winners

(Listed Alphabetically)

#34 Trev Alberts

Linebacker

1990-93 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Speech Communication, 1993

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • Butkus Award Winner, 1993
  • Consensus First-Team All-American, 1993
  • Big Eight Defensive Player-of-the-Year, 1993
  • Second-Team All-American, 1992
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1992 and 1993
  • Big Eight Male Athlete of the Year, 1993
  • Big Eight Defensive Newcomer of the Year, 1990
  • Set school career record for tackles for loss with 45 (242 yards lost) and sacks with 29.5 (196 yards lost)
  • Team Co-Captain, 1993
  • NCAA Today's Top Six (Eight) Award, 1993
  • First-Team Academic All-American, 1993
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big Eight, 1991, 1992 and 1993
  • National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholarship Winner, 1993
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winner, 1993
  • Big Eight Postgraduate Scholarship Winner, 1993
  • Jersey retired, 1994
  • Drafted in the first round (5th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts
  • Professional Career: Indianapolis Colts, 1994-96
  • Currently resides in Omaha, Neb.

#7 Eric Crouch

Quarterback

1998-2001 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Exercise Science, 2001

Omaha, Neb.

  • Heisman Trophy Winner, 2001
  • Walter Camp Award Winner, 2001
  • Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Winner, 2001
  • Consensus First-Team All-American, 2001
  • Sporting News National Offensive Player of the Year, 2001
  • ABC/Chevrolet National Player of the Year, 2001
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, 2001
  • First-Team All-Big 12, 2001
  • Third-Team All-American, 2000
  • Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, 1999
  • Co-First-Team All-Big 12, 1999
  • Team Co-Captain, 2001
  • Set NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 59, 1998-2001
  • 13th player in NCAA history to rush and pass for 1,000 yards ina season (1,115 rushing, 1,510 passing in 2001)
  • One of three quarterbacks in NCAA Division 1-A history to rush for 3,000 yards and pass for 4,000 yards in a career, 1998-2001
  • Set school career record for total-offense yards with 7,915, including a school and Big 12 record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (3,434)
  • Set school record with 88 total-offense touchdowns
  • Set school records for most rushing attempts in a season for a QB (203, 2001
  • Jersey retired, 2002
  • Drafted in the third round (95th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams
  • Professional career: Hamburg Sea Devils, 2005; Toronto Argonauts, 2006-07
  • Currently resides in Elkhorn, Neb.

#15 Tommie Frazier

Quarterback

1992-95 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Communication Studies, 1996

Bradenton, Fla.

  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Winner, 1995
  • Heisman Trophy Runner Up, 1995
  • Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Finalist, 1995
  • Maxwell Award Finalist, 1995
  • Walter Camp Award Finalist, 1995
  • Consensus First-Team All-American, 1995
  • UPI Player-of-the-Year, 1995
  • Sporting News Offensive Player-of-the-Year, 1995
  • Rushed for an NCAA quarterback bowl-record 199 yards in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl
  • Led Huskers to back-to-back National Championships in 1994 and 1995
  • Jersey retired, 1996
  • Sports Illustrated All-Century Team, 1999
  • Professional career: Montreal Alouettes, 1996
  • Currently resides in Lincoln, Neb.

#79 Rich Glover

Middle Guard

1970-72 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Education, 1974

Jersey City, N.J.

  • Lombardi Award Winner, 1972
  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1972
  • One of 11 players in college football history to sweep Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy (1972)
  • Lombardi Award Finalist, 1971
  • Heisman Trophy Finalist (3rd place), 1972
  • Two-Time Consensus First-Team All-American, 1971 and 1972
  • Jersey retired, 1972
  • Drafted in the third round (69th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft by the New York Giants
  • Professional career: New York Giants, 1973; Shreveport Steamers, 1974; Philadelphia Eagles, 1975
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee, 1995
  • Currently resides in Jersey City, N.J.

#75 Larry Jacobson

Defensive Tackle

1969-71 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Business Administration 1972

Sioux Falls, S.D.

  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1971
  • Nebraska's first major award winner
  • Lombardi Award Finalist, 1971
  • First-Team All-American, 1971
  • First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1971
  • First-Team Academic All-American, 1971
  • Drafted in the first round (24th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft by the New York Giants
  • Professional career: New York Giants, 1972-75
  • Jersey retired, 1994
  • Currently resides in South Bend, Neb.

#54 Dominic Raiola

Center

1998-2000 Letterwinner

Honolulu, Ha.

  • Rimington Trophy Winner, 2000
  • Lombardi Award Finalist, 2000
  • Outland Trophy Finalist, 2000
  • First-Team All-American, 2000
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Big 12 Honoree, 1999 and 2000
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Honoree, 1999
  • Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team, 1999
  • Set school single-season record with 140 pancakes in 1999
  • Set school single-season record with 11.67 pancake blocks per game in 1999
  • Jersey retired, 2001
  • Drafted in the second round (50th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions
  • Professional career: Detroit Lions, 2001-present
  • Currently resides in Detroit, Mich.

#50 Dave Rimington

Center

1979-82 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Economics, 1990

Omaha, Neb.

  • Lombardi Award Winner, 1982
  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1981
  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1982
  • Only player ever to win the Outland Trophy in consecutive years (1981 and 1982)
  • One of 11 players in college football history to sweep Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy (1982)
  • Heisman Trophy Finalist (5th place), 1982
  • Two-Time First-Team All-American, 1981 and 1982
  • Three-Time First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1980, 1981 and 1982
  • Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year, 1981 (only time in conference history a lineman earned that honor)
  • Jersey retired, 1982
  • Team Captain, 1982
  • Two-Time First-Team Academic All-American, 1981 and 1982
  • NCAA Today's Top Five (Eight) Student-Athlete, 1982
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete, 1982
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big Eight Honoree, 1980, 1981 and 1982
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee, 1997
  • Walter Camp All-Century Team Selection, 1999
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame Inductee, 2004
  • Namesake of the Rimington Trophy, given to the top college football center in the nation
  • Drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Professional career: Cincinnati Bengals, 1983-87; Philadelphia Eagles, 1988-89
  • Currently resides in New York City, N.Y.

#20 Johnny Rodgers

Wingback

1970-72 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Broadcasting and Advertising, 1997

Omaha, Neb.

  • Heisman Trophy Winner, 1972
  • Walter Camp Award Winner, 1972
  • Two-Time Consensus First-Team All-American, 1971 and 1972
  • ABC-Chevrolet Offensive Player of the Year, 1972
  • Three-Time First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1970, 1971 and 1972
  • Set Orange Bowl record for points with 30, 1973
  • Owns 41 school records, seven conference records and four NCAA records
  • Jersey retired, 1973
  • Sports Illustrated All-Century Team, 1999
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee, 2000
  • Drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers
  • Professional career: Montreal Alouettes, 1973-76; San Diego Chargers, 1977-78
  • Currently resides in Omaha, Neb.

#30 Mike Rozier

I Back

1981-83 Letterwinner

Camden, N.J.

  • Heisman Trophy Winner, 1983
  • Maxwell Award Winner, 1983
  • Walter Camp Award Winner, 1983
  • Heisman Trophy Finalist (10th place), 1982
  • Two-Time First-Team All-American, 1982 and 1983
  • Big Eight Player-of-the-Year, 1983
  • Set school and conference career records for rushing yards (4,780) and yards per attempt (7.16; also an NCAA record), 1981-1983
  • Set school single-season records for rushing yards (2,148), yards per game (179.0) and rushing touchdowns (29; also an NCAA record), 1983
  • Accrued 11 100-yard games in 1983 to tie an NCAA record
  • Jersey retired, 1984
  • Sports Illustrated All-Century Team, 1999
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee, 2007
  • Drafted in the first round (1st overall) in the supplemental 1984 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers
  • Professional career: Pittsburgh Maulers, 1984; Jacksonville Bulls, 1985; Houston Oilers, 1985-90; Atlanta Falcons, 1990-91
  • Currently resides in Sicklerville, N.J.

#75 Will Shields

Offensive Guard

1989-92 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Speech Communication, 1993

Lawton, Okla.

  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1992
  • Consensus First-Team All-American, 1992
  • Second-Team All-American, 1991
  • Three-Time First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1990, 1991 and 1992
  • Jersey retired, 1994
  • Drafted in the third round (74th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Professional career: Kansas City Chiefs, 1993-2006
  • Ten-Time NFL Pro-Bowler
  • NFL Man of the Year, 2003
  • Currently resides in Overland Park, Kan.

#71 Dean Steinkuhler

Offensive Guard

1981-83 Letterwinner

Burr, Neb.

  • Lombardi Award Winner, 1983
  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1983
  • One of 11 players in college football history to sweep Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy (1983)
  • Jersey retired, 1983
  • Consensus First-Team All-American, 1983
  • First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1983
  • Named to Sports Illustrated All-Century Team, 1999
  • Drafted in the first round (2nd overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers
  • Professional career: Houston Oilers, 1984-91
  • Currently resides in Syracuse, Neb.

#93 Ndamukong Suh

Defensive Tackle 2006-09 Letterwinner

Portland, Ore.

  • Lombardi Award Winner, 2009
  • Outland Trophy Winner, 2009
  • One of 11 players in college football history to sweep Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy (2009)
  • Bronko Nagurski Award Winner, 2009
  • Chuck Bednarik Award Winner, 2009
  • Fourth in Heisman Trophy voting, 2009
  • Walter Camp National Player-of-the-Year Finalist, 2009
  • Jersey retired, 2010
  • Unanimous First-Team All-American, 2009
  • First-Team All-Big 12 Honoree, 2009
  • Drafted in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Detroit Lions, 2010
  • NFL First-Team All-Pro, 2010
  • NFL Pro Bowl, 2010

#67 Aaron Taylor

Offensive Guard/Center

1994-97 Letterwinner

Bachelor's degree: Diversified Agricultural Studies, 1998

Wichita Falls, Texas

  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1997
  • Two-Time First-Team All-American at two positions, 1996 (center) and 1997 (offensive guard)
  • Three-Time First-Team All-Conference, 1995 (Big Eight), 1996 and 1997 (Big 12)
  • Third-Team All-American, 1995
  • Team Co-Captain, 1997
  • Jersey retired, 1998
  • Drafted in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts
  • Currently resides in North Platte, Neb.

#72 Zach Wiegert

Offensive Tackle

1991-94 Letterwinner

Fremont, Neb.

  • Outland Trophy Winner, 1994
  • Lombardi Award Finalist, 1994
  • Heisman Trophy Finalist (9th place), 1994
  • Consensus First-Team All-American, 1994
  • UPI Lineman of the Year, 1994
  • Touchdown Club of Columbus Offensive Lineman of the Year, 1994
  • Second-Team All-American, 1993
  • Three-Time First-Team All-Big Eight Honoree, 1992, 1993 and 1994
  • Jersey retired, 1995
  • Drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams
  • Professional career: St. Louis Rams, 1995-98; Carolina Panthers, 1999-2001; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002; Houston Texans, 2003-06
  • Currently resides in Lincoln, Neb.

#98 Grant Wistrom

Rush End

1994-97 Letterwinner

Webb City, Mo.

  • Lombardi Award Winner, 1997
  • Two-Time Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalist, 1996 and 1997
  • Two-Time First-Team All-American, 1996 and 1997
  • Two-Time Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Year, 1996 and 1997
  • Third-Team All-American, 1995
  • Big 12 Newcomer-of-the-Year, 1994
  • Holds school record for tackles for loss with 58.5 for 260 yards
  • Ranks second in school history with 26.5 sacks
  • Two-Time First-Team Academic All-American, 1996 and 1997
  • NCAA Today's Top Eight Award Winner, 1997
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Postgraduate Scholarship Winner, 1997
  • Big 12 Male Athlete-of-the-Year, 1998
  • Jersey retired, 1998
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009
  • Drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams
  • Professional career: St. Louis Rams, 1998-2003; Seattle Seahawks, 2004-06
  • Currently resides in Springfield, Mo.
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