Greatest Huskers to wear every number 1-99

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  1. HuskerHusaria

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    Not sure where this countdown is at, but I know one thing... #15 belongs to Tommie.
     
  2. The_Man_Behind_The_Man

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    Paul Rogers played for The Huskers and wore #30, played in Bad Company, and played in Free. I’d say his life is All Right Now!
     
  3. huskerhooligansdotcom

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    A few off the top of my head..

    4 - Lavonte David
    34 - Trev Alberts
    35 - Andy Janovich
    38 - Barrett Ruud
    40 - Cory Slesinger
    43 - Terrell Farley
    44 - Calvin Jones
    45 - Joel Makovicka
     
  4. scarletred

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    #45 Frank Solich ;)
     
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    1- Lawrence Phillips
    2- Jeff Krecji, Corey Dixon, Mickey Joseph
    3- Davison, Warfield, Toby Wright
    4- Lavonte David
    5- Brian Washington
    6- Keith Jones
    7- Crouch, Frost
    8- Tyrone Williams, Tyrone Byrd
    9- Steve Taylor, Russell Gary
    10- Mike Minter, Bret Clark
    11- Matt Herian, Jeff Quinn
    12- Turner Gill - Bobby Reynolds or Jarvis Redwine or David Humm
    13- Zac Taylor, Carlos Polk
    14- Tagge, Barron Miles or Jerry Gdowski,
    15- Frazier
    16- Mo Purifiy
    17- Shane Swanson, Reggie Cooper
    18- Brooke Berringer
    19- Morgan Gregory, Kenny Willhite
    20- Johnny Rodgers
    21- Mike Brown, Roger Craig
    22- Ralph Brown,
    26- Tom Rathman, Wonder Monds
    27- Irving Fryar
    28- Jeff Smith, Jamel Williams
    29- Todd Brown
    30- Mike Rozier, Ahman Green
    31- Joe Orduna?
    32- Ed Stewart, Adrian Fiala, Ken Clark
    33- Hughes, Hipp, Brinson, Steeles, Curtis Craig
    34- Trev Alberts
    35- Jeff Kinne, Rick Berns
    36- Correll Buckhalter
    37- Tony Ortiz
    38- Barrett Ruud, Lee Kunz
    39- Andra Franklin
    40- Pat Fischer, Sleshenger (sp)
    41- Marc Munford
    42- Jerry Murtaugh
    43- Farley, Phil Bates,
    44- Calvin Jones, Mike Knox
    45- Solich
    46- Brian Shaw, Doug Colman
    50- Rimington
    51, Tinglehoff, Weinmaster, Riola
    54- Aaron Graham
    55- Peter, Peter, Janssen
    56- Rob Zatecka
    57- Kelsay
    58- Grimminger
    64- Bob Brown
    66- Stai,
    67- Aaron Taylor
    69- Bill Lewis, Jake Young
    71- Steinkuhler
    72- Wiegert
    75- Will Shields, Larry Jacobsen
    77- Fanoti
    79- Glover
    80- Jamie Williams
    81- Willie Harper
    84- Mike Rucker
    86- Johnny Mitchell
    87- Nate Swift
    88- Mike Croel
    89- Jr. Miller, Frosty Anderson, Broderick Thomas
    90- Dutton
    91- Kent Wells
    92- Derrie Nelson
    93- Suh, Tomich, Hill
    95- Danny Noonan
    96- George Andrews, Jimmy Williams, Jim Skow
    97- Toby Williams
    98- Grant Wistrom
    99- Neil Smith
    Don't ask how much time I wasted on this list. Got tired of looking so I skipped some of the higher numbers and I'm sure I missed some really good players.

    Edit: Should add Ameer to #8, Roy Helu #10, and Rex #22. I shorted some of the more recent guys just because I got tired and quit looking. 21- Prince, 4-Larry Asante, 61- Spencer Long
     
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  6. scarletred

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    #46 John Ruud the hit on Phillips in the 78 Oklahoma game says it all.
    # 47 and 48 both are giving me blanks, those are tough ones.
    #49 Monte Anthony.
     
  7. schuele

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    For #48 you could go with Jeff Hanson, if only for causing that Billy Sims fumble.
    A good choice at #61 is Clete Pillen - an undersized LB who was a tackling machine.
    Wayne Meylan vs Brendan Stai is a tough call at #66.
     
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    Tony
    Ortiz
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    85 Freeman White
     
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    #84 Tony Jeter 1st team all American end also played some defense. 1st African American Acedemic All American. 3rd round draft pick Packers
     
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    Or Jerry List.
     
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    Fischer at 40 over Schlesinger ?

    I disagree.
     
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    Was Bruce Pickens #2. Not sure how good of a career he had but definitely turned a blazing forty time into a high draft position.
     
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    I believe Pickens wore #38 at NU.

    He was a good player, but that draft pick is still a huge head-scratcher - just as it was at the time.
     
  15. huskerhooligansdotcom

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    47 Andy Kadavy - the one eyed linebacker
     
  16. scarletred

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    Looks like we need # 47, 52,53,59,60,61,62,63,65,68,70,74,78, 82,83,94.Smokin
     
  17. scarletred

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    Never heard of him what year ?
     
  18. scarletred

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    Forgot 73 and that should be Marvin Crenshaw.
     
  19. schuele

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    I'll offer up Tom Davis for #52, Jim Wightman for #59, Tom Novak for #60 and Clete Pillen for #61.
     
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    Screwed up on Novak and Pillen even I mentioned Novak threads back.:rolleyes:
     
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    #48 linebacker Mike Anderson
    #13 Carlos Polk
    #90 Alex Henery
     
  22. Cedric

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    I love Turner Gill, but show Bobby Reynolds some love at #12. And I don't know what numbers Guy Chamberlin, Ed Weir (whom Knute Rockne called the best player he ever saw), Forrest Behm and Sam Francis wore, but they would be the best. Period. Finally, Neil Smith at 99 and Brian Hiemer at 94.
     
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    Henery will always be remembered up to this point for kicking the longest FG in school history against Colorado but it’s hard to put him over All America John Dutton.
     
  24. PeliniTheCrutch

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    I think Boyd Epley insinuated something about him missing like 140 workouts in his career at Nebraska. Maybe I read the article wrong.
     
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    Not sure Aaron Graham could beat out Rick Bonness at 54. Close one.
     
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    Same with Wiegert and Daryl White - either is a great choice. Mike Fultz was also a very good #72.
     
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    I believe there was an Atlanta sportswriter who reported, near the end of Pickens' rookie season:
    "Bruce Pickens only has two more tackles than Slim Pickens - and Slim Pickens is dead!"
     
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    Mr. Dutton was before my time. Sorry about that.
     
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  29. scarletred

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    I’ll have to look it up but I do know the very very early years of football they didn’t have numbers on their uniforms..

    So I don’t know for sure what number Weir and Chamberlin wore..
     
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    Looks like Sam Francis wore #38.
     
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    Excellent find.

    I have an old book “Go Big Red “ that was published in 1967 and they have some old pictures of Guy Chamberlin and a team photo but the players do not have numbers but I think they wore them just on the backs of their uniforms.
     
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  32. huskerhooligansdotcom

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    2006... he was more of a special teamer. He was blind in one eye and so he did a lot with the Lincoln blind children charities and they did some halftime segments with it. I don't know any other 47s
     
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    Finally a Frosty Anderson mention!!!!
     
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    #47 Leroy Etienne
     
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    I like Niles Paul at 24 but thats probably due to the fact that Im more familiar with him than Kosch...Good list though....
     
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    Just a couple... Not all the best but a couple I liked....
    59 Josh Heskew/Ryan Bingham
    60 Tom Novak
    70 Eric Anderson
    83 Kyle Vanden Bosch
    94 Jared Crick???
     
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    10 - Bret Cark
    22 - Warren Alfson
    25 - George Sauer (whose son George Jr. starred in the Namath Super Bowl)
    26 - Wonder Monds
    33 - Forrest Behm
    35 - Ed Weir
    36 - Larry Wacholtz
    37 - Lawrence Ely
    38 - Sam Francis
    47 - Ray Richards
    53 - Hugh Rhea
    Every one of them an All-American. Source: page 165, 2012 NU football media guide.
    Note: Vic Halligan (1914) and Guy Chamberlin (1915) were All-Americans before players wore numbers on their jerseys.
     
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    #36 Larry Wacholtz,good catch should have caught that one myself.Winking
     
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    One last thing and then I'll shut up ...
    Verne Lewellen, 1921 NU QB, is a member of both the college and NFL Halls of Fame. If he wore a number in his college days, he should be listed too.
    As u might be able to tell, I am a (rank amateur) historian regarding college football and Nebaska in particular. This discussion is right up my alley. Thank you for indulging me.
     
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    This stuff is also right up alley too.:)
     

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