NFL Husker History & Facts

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  • According to, Nebraska ranked 7th All-Time in NFL Players with 309 (as of 2009).
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  • Warren Alfson was a member of 1st Husker bowl team (Rose '41) and a World War II veteran. A 9th-round draft choice, he was named to the 1941 All-Rookie Team.
  • Curtis Cotton is tied for the most tackles in a single NFLE game with 13 vs Rhein June 1,1996.
  • Bob Defruiter: Nickname was "Fruits"; Bob was star of Nebraska's 1940 Rose Bowl team. He served in the Air Force four years and played on the powerful 4th Air Force football team. (
  • Guy Chamberlin, Link Lyman, and Ed Weir of the historic Frankford Yellow Jackets
  • Ed Weir was a 1st-team All-Pro in 1927 (as chosen by Green Bay Post Gazette)
  • Roscoe Rhodes: An All Conference DE in 1917; Sgt. Rhodes was killed in action in France during World War I.
  • Johnny Rodgers was a CFL All-Star in 1974, 1975, and 1976.
  • Kent McCloughan: Former Raiders player (1966-70) was also a longtime scout for the Raiders. His son is Scot McCloughan who was named as the 49ers' Vice-President of Player Personnel in February 2005.
  • Former Husker coach Gene Huey was the longest tenured assistant coach in Colts history before his contract was allowed to expire in 2010. Huey, who coached running backs, had served in 304 games for the franchise.
  • Three Bills defensive lineman had three career interceptions, two of them are Huskers: Chris Kelsay (3) and Ron McDole (6).

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