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Discussion in 'Husker Board' started by rrthusker, Jul 16, 2020.
CJ was the first that came to mind as well.
So many to pick from...
IB Clavin Jones. First that came to mind for me as well. One in a string of successful IBs who left entered the NFL draft before exhausting their eligibility.
LB Jay Foreman (version 2; he wore #56 early in his career).
DE Jay Moore. Talk about a guy who put on a TON of muscle his first year in the program. I think he went from 210 to 260 during his redshirt year.
NT Mick Stoltenberg: It's a shame the injuries he had to battle.
TE Mike McNeil: Getting shifted around late in his career really hurt his production, I think Shawn Watson was overthinking.
MLB Jon Hesse: Academic All-American. Favorite memory of him was a blocked punt at Texas Tech in 1996.
LB Mike Knox: Tackling machine in 1983 before suffering a knee injury. Still had a productive senior season after sitting out a year. His Huskers.com profile says he went 27-1 in Big Eight games and was one game short of becoming the first player in Big Eight history to letter four times on teams that never lost a league game.
Futures consideration: OLB Garrett Nelson
I honestly don't think of Calvin Jones without thinking of Derek Brown.
Good names above. Jones was a really good IB, Foreman an excellent LB and Knox was an absolute beast before blowing out his knee.
But I'm going with Bill Olds - the forgotten man in the Tagge, Kinney, Rodgers backfield. Hardly ever saw the ball, but the Colts still grabbed him in Round 3.
Going with Calvin Jones on O and Jon Hesse on D. Loved to watch Hesse run down on kickoffs. He would kill someone on every kick.
Calvin Jones on Offense and Mike Knox on Defense...
Jay Foreman and Jon Hesse also very good choices..And I can’t forget Bill Olds of the 71 National title team..
I agree, this number deserves both an offensive and defensive player.
Not usually thought of as a kicker's number, but Greg Barrios had a nice career wearing 44.
Garrett Nelson and it isn't close
Olds was a terrific blocker.
He has a long way to go to top the guys listed.
I'm joking, feelin like a smart ass today.
Yes it is difficult to discern sarcasm on a message board. Thanks for clarifying.
Jay Foreman was the first who came to mind for me, but can't remember if he kept the number or ended up changing later in his career?
Not sure, but I think he was #56 and then changed to 44 when it became available.
You would be correct.
Lots of good ones but my first thought was Bill Olds.
44 was Chuck Foreman’s Vikings number- believe Jay switched after Hesse graduated.
Mike Knox gets the nod for me.
Thanks for posting this each day I have enjoyed it
It’s crazy how you see certain numbers and a million players pop in your head while you see others and it’s crickets
Agree. Especially when you hit the ones who are your all-time favorites. I loved Calvin Jones as a kid and he was my first jersey I got outside of Memorial stadium.
Seen him at Tiger Tom’s a few weeks ago after playing Golf at Benson..
my initial thought was Calvin but I think Jay Foreman is the best player at NU to wear 44. Two titles, 3 conference championships, and decent career in the NFL. Then went to Harvard Business school. Dude is complete
You are very welcome.
Tomorrow should be pretty easy.
Calvin Jones...but I'm biased...I had been recently married and me and a buddy went to see the Iowa State game and we bought a bottle of Grog and we managed to stay gone for a couple days, not 100% what we did, but to this day we both remember Jones scoring a TD right in front of us....one of several if memory serves. This was long before cell phones so nobody could find us....I had just taken a job working night shift at Super Store on 80th and Harrison, when the owner wouldn't give me the day off to see the game I quit and away we went.
Jones, Calvin. Bam. Winner.