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#35 Jeff Kinney
Love Green and he had a great pro career but I think you gotta give it to Rozier... Heisman winner... Not to mention he retired the number.....
How do you pick Green over Mike Rozier?
Individual player.... for one year he was voted best player in the nation. If 2001 had a Defense (and they weren’t playing the third best team of all time imho- 2001 Miami- check their roster) this would be a no brainer. But it’s fun to banter, no?
I believe Rozier 30 was a little better than green number 30, also didn't Doug Dubois wear 22
What? Not Steve Damkroger?
"Steve Damkroger," Rathman said flatly. "Steve Damkroger was the man."
Damkroger embodied hard-nosed football. His icy glare in the media guide spoke volumes.
"He was the heart and soul of that defense as far as being a thumper," Rathman said.
Don't really want to get into pissing match but if crouch was so great why didn't he beat out frost in 97 instead of redshirting. Tommie started as a freshman imho that the biggest injustice tommie not winning it but crouch does. Sorry have never been a big fan of crouch but that's my opinion
Dubois wore #22 quite well.
Has anyone mentioned #58, DIRTY HARRY?
Maybe he would have redshirted anyway, but Crouch had ankle surgery his freshman year.
And while I too would rate Tommie Frazier above Crouch on the all-time Husker QB list, I'll go way out on a limb and say that it's a bit harder, as a true freshman, to beat out Mike Grant than to beat out Scott Frost.
#66 Wayne Melan.
Mike Rozier says Hi!!
in 85 Dubose was picked to win the Heisman that year and would really have loved to see what he could've done, but unfortunately he tore his ACL the week before the 1st game which ended his season and career at NU which really sucked. That guy had one of the best and most powerful spin moves I have ever seen in an RB. When he would spin out of tackles, he would literally throw defenders with that move.
I'll admit it. I'm a Crouch supporter. I get that many are still miffed that he threatened to quit when he didn't get the starting job. Get over it. Crouch never had the supporting staff (or defense) that Frazier had. He almost single handedly carried that 2001 squad to the MNC game. Don't forget about toughness. Although Frazier would have been a worthy recipient of the 1995 Heisman, Crouch did indeed win the 2001 Heisman. I often imagine how he would have performed with the '99 defense and/or the pipeline and the stable of backs that Frazier was blessed with. Since we can't do the "what if" game on every subject, let's just agree that we've had some great athletes line up behind center for NU.
I’m not one of the miffed people. I was merely making the point that if someone feels Frost was a better QB than Crouch, that’s a fair opinion. But arguing that Frost must have been better because he was the starter in 1997 doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.
Dana Stephenson #36
#37 Sam Koch
Cannon of a leg. I remember hearing chants of "MVP" coming from the student section in 2005 (?).
This would be a fun thing to do as a countdown to the first game...but since it’s a little late for that...
I’ll go with:
#7 Eric Crouch
#31 Joe Orduna
Yea, what he said! Both of them were studs... period. I wonder what Bobby Newcombe could have been like as a QB before his knee injury, I went to the spring game (before the injury) and he was electric...
I was a big Newcombe supporter as well. I thought that Bobby could have won a Heisman, too.
How has #93 not made an appearance on this yet...
#33 Matt O’Hanlon
#80 Kenny Bell
Mike Rozier over Green for 30
No offense to Matt O’Hanlon, but some really good receivers wore #33 over the years - Curtis Craig, Dana Brinson and Anthony Steels, to name a few.
#94 Patrick Kabongo
I’ll probably get some $hit for this but I’ll take #45 Frank Solich over Joel Macovika.
Pretty sure no one has ever worn all 99 numbers. This thread is fake news.
guess Bell edges out Santino Panico (also #80)
Cory Schlesinger #40
This got me thinking. Have seen these lists before, and enjoy the memories.
Paul Rogers at 45 maybe
Danny Noonan or John Dutton at 90 I believe
Farley at 43
Just off the top of my head. Maybe some of these have been mentioned.
I believe Paul Rogers wore #30
Tom Novak is #60
Dan Noonan was #95
I am old. Paul Rogers did in fact wear 30.
Yea,but I bet you remember the 50 yard FG to beat Wyoming on the final play of the game.
That is how I remembered his number.
While it's tough to leave Santino off the list , I would go with Ray Phillips for #80. He was a really good DE in the 1970s who went on to play 5-6 years in the NFL. He wasn't on Willie Harper's level at NU, but still very good.
Anyone up for doing #16 through #30? Here's mine:
16 - Tough one, but three that come to mind are Erwin Swiney, Maurice Purify and Eric Stokes
17 - Reggie Cooper over Dan Hadenfeldt and Todd Peterson
18 - Could go with Berringer, but Jim Anderson was a fixture on those great Devaney-era defenses of the early 70s
19 - Randy Borg or maybe Jesse Kosch
20 - JR
21 - Mike Brown, although Roger Craig was terrific
22 - Ralph Brown over Doug DuBose, but Kenny Brown was an excellent wingback
23 - Hmmmm, maybe Mark Blazek?
24 - Bill Kosch
25 - Mark Schellen, or maybe Dave Mason (a DB on the 1971 defense) or Joe Walker
26 - Tom Rathman
27 - Irving Fryar over Joe Blahak
28 - Jamel Williams or Jeff Smith
29 - I'll say Jim Pillen, but Todd Brown and Bryan Carpenter were also really good
30 - Rozier, but Ahman Green was not far behind
Forsure. That 01 Miami team is either the first or right behind 95 Huskers as the best team ever. imo They were stacked and had the most first round players drafted ever as well.
# 25 Tough Tony Davis
Good call. Forgot about Tony.