45 days: Best # 45 in Husker history

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  1. rrthusker

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    Joel Makovicka is my choice with Bob Terrio right there too.
     
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    What a great number in Husker history: Frank Solich, Tom Ruud, 1920's All-American Fred Shirey, Dodie Donnell, Dick Davis, Makovicka and Terrio.
     
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    My '70s linebacker man-crush points to Tom Ruud and Bob Terrio, but Frankie and Joel Mackovicka are good picks as well.
     
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    Sorry fellas, Frank Solich on offense and Bob Terrio on Defense
    And Dick Davis as honorable mention...
     
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    Best: Captain, Two-Time Academic All-American, and Three-Time National Champion FB Joel Makovicka, now a physical therapist in Omaha. If I recall correctly, he Greatest moment was his TD against Akron in 1997. It's at about 6 seconds into this clip...


    Not as clear...


    Another one of my favorite Makovicka plays was 1997 at Kansas. We had a punt blocked and the ball happened to find its way into Makovicka's hands still behind the original LOS, so it is essentially a fumble since it didn't cross the LOS. He had the wherewithal to advance the ball to pick up the first down and the Huskers maintained possession.

    Honorable Mention...
    FB Steve Kriewald. Another bowling ball fullback who brought his lunch pail. Solid both on offense and on special teams. Unfortunately had his role diminished on offense in the Callahan transition, however, that is when my favorite memory of him occurred. Late in the game at Oklahoma in 2004 down 30-0, Callahan gave it to Kriewald, who rumbled about 48 yards to the edge of FG range. He then got the ball again for a few more yard, Joe Dailey spike it with 1 second left, and David Dyches kicked a 39-yard FG as time expired to (a) avoid the shutout and (b) cover the point spread (it was at 28 or 29 points).

    The play is at about 1:59:32 if it doesn't link there right away.

     
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    What are you.... 80? Mackovicka all day long brother Winking
     
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    No,62...

    Sorry first 45 pops into my head is Frank Solich.,Sorry you weren’t born yet watching him play..
     
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    Great clips, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Joel Mackovicka averaged 6.5 yards a carry as a fullback his senior year and set the fullback record for TDs. What a three headed monster... Frost, Green, and the Mack Truck
     
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    I feel like Makovicka once went an entire season without a single carry that resulted in a loss.

    EDIT: Looked it up, it was 1997...

    1995
    22 carries
    187 yards gained
    2 yards lost
    185 yards net

    1996
    23 carries
    123 yards gained
    4 yards lost
    119 yards net

    1997
    105 carries
    685 yards gained
    0 yards lost
    685 yards net


    1998
    97 carries
    463 yards gained
    5 yards lost
    458 yards net
     
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    I believe the 1995 team didn't have a carry that resulted in a loss of yards until the kneel downs at the end of the Fiesta Bowl.
     
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    I think that one was no sacks allowed.
     
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    Jesus. Dude lost 11 yards his entire career
     
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    Good for him. But little Frankie was the first 45 and he was a Fullback for two years and the lightest in Devaney’s 3 back offense...
     
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    Well we should settle this in the ring UFC ring. I'm going with Mack Truck.
     
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    LOL.;)
     
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    Best full back of all time was tim Tebow
     
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    LOL I will take Mack Truck since he has 3-4 decades on him.
     
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    I’d take Mackovicka with Solich a close second.
     
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    Anyone remember Alonzo Whaley?
     
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    Yep, seems stiff as a board when he played. Thought about giving him an honorable mention. I recall one interview before I think his senior season where he said he wasn't athletic enough to be an every-down player in Pelini's defense and accepted that he'd be platooned in certain packages.
     

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