Greatest Huskers to wear every number 1-99

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  1. HuskRecruit

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    I believe Dave Feit wrote a series of articles detailing the best Huskers to wear each number. If anyone has that list, please send along a link, because the link I had isn’t working anymore and he hasn’t immediately responded for comment on Twitter.

    Right now, I’m particularly interested in No. 12 bc I just bought a #12 jersey. Is Turner Gill the greatest to wear it?

    Also, please reply with the greatest/your favorite to wear numbers 1-15.

    My favorite Husker to wear 1-15 is probably Lavonte David (4) and Helu (10). However, I’m not sure either are the GREATEST Huskers to wear their respective number.

    Let’s go with one number for each player. the number they finished their husker career with, IE #5 for Marlon Lucky and #93 for Suh.
     
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    Hmm...I am going to go out on a limb and suggest Tommie Frazier for #15. Winking

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    Jamal Turner at #10.

    Actually Jammal Lord vs Roy Helu would be an interesting conversation...
     
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    #7 -- Scott Frost
     
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    Lord.
     
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    Or Mike Minter. Wasnt he 10?
     
  8. scarletred

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    The late great Dave Humm wore #12.
     
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    Really tough but here is what I’ve got while at airport:

    1. LP
    3. Eric Warfield
    4. Lavonte David
    5.Groce or Booker
    6. Restart
    7. Crouch
    8. Tyrone Williams
    9 Steven Taylor
    10.Bret Clark
    12.Gill
    13. Carlos Polk
    14. Jerry Tagge
    15. Frazier

    Drawing a blank at 2 and 11. Maybe Von Sheppard at #2
     
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    #32- The late Ken Clark. I was lucky enough to see Ken Clark win the battle against Barry Sanders in the picture below.

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  11. scarletred

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    #6 Keith Jones or Russell Gary.
     
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    What number was Dukes and Panico?
     
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    #57- Kenny Walker- One of the most inspirational Huskers of all time.

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    #55, Double Nickels...Jason freaking Peter
     
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    I think Demoine Adams at #98 is pretty clear-cut.
     
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    Joking right, Grant was # 98
     
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    #99 Neil Smith
    #98 Grant Winstrom
    #95 Danny Noonan
    #89 broderick thomas
     
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    #56 Little Ed Periard
     
  19. schuele

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    Russell Gary is a great choice for this list, but he wore #9. You might be thinking of Sammy Sims - also a really good DB from that era.
     
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    Von Sheppard was a really nice guy who would have had a fantastic career at NU if not for all those knee injuries. Because of that, I would probably go with Corey Dixon or Jim Burrow for the best #2.
     
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    What number did Cory McKeon wear?
     
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    #50 Obviously Dave Rimington
    #60 Tom Novak
    #64 Bob Brown
     
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    Here's my 1 through 15:
    1. Phillips in a landslide, unless you can't get past the off-the-field stuff. Westerkamp comes to mind as the next guy on the list.
    2. Corey Dixon or Jim Burrow, but Von Sheppard was brilliant if not for injuries
    3. Toby Wright, though Eric Warfield is a close second
    4. Lavonte David (although my favorite Husker athlete to wear #4 was John Cole)
    5. DeJuan Groce
    6. Sammy Sims
    7. Eric Crouch
    8. Tyrone Williams
    9. Russell Gary or Steve Taylor
    10. Mike Minter or Bret Clark
    11. Tough one - maybe Matt Herian or Terry Luck?
    12. Turner Gill edges out Dave Humm
    13. Zac Taylor, because he was a conference POY
    14. Tagge, but Barron Miles was fantastic
    15. Tommie Frazier, with Vince Ferragamo worth a mention
     
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    Eric crouch and his heisman say hi
     
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    Obviously you don’t go to many games, or you’d see his name at the stadium. He was #13.
     
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    Frost v Crouch is an interesting conversation for best #7
     
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    Russ Hochstein had a better pro career but Peter had the better Husker career.
     
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    Come to think about it Jason stole his brother Christian number.;)
     
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    Frosts National Championship waves back
     
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    Love Frost, but Crouch was a level better, IMHO.
     
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    18. Brook
     
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    Irving Fryer and Joe Blahak.

    Not for the terrible tragedy Sam’s number wouldn’t have been noticed.
     
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    Blahak was a very good Husker. If I had to pick though, the nod should go to Fryer.
     
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    Bill Janssen was my first thought but both deserving.
     
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    #81 Willie Harper.
    #25 Tough Tony Davis.
     
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    21 Roger the dodger Craig
     
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    Loved Craig, but Mike Brown would like a word.
     
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    #30 Ahman Green
     
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    Definitely arguable.
     
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