For all his on-field exploits, Newton helped validate Epley’s standing within the team thanks to a bit of malfeasance. induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Read more here. During the 2017 season opener against Arkansa State the Nebraska Athletic Department posthumously honored eight members of the College Football Hall of Fame, including Guy Chamberlin, Ed Weir, Clarence Swanson, George Sauer, Sam Francis, Forrest Behm, Bobby Reynolds and Wayne Meylan. hޤTKLQ=of:3�"-�bAJi!������++�(&$e���I]�1/�+�M�w����taԕ��,L���]cعq�,4���� 7y�����9ル�9/ N�8. startxref NU Athletic Communications. 0000007736 00000 n The Huskers had to face Ohio State on the road to open the Big Ten slate. All-American Ndamukong Suh - one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history - joined Nebraska's list of retired jerseys in 2010. “This is a fitting recognition for the greatest players of the first 75 1 for the first time in school history? 60) and Bob Brown (No. The current head coach of Cornhuskers is Bo Pelini and he is in his 3rd year with them. 94 0 obj <> endobj 0000953349 00000 n Most coaches around the country told their players not to lift weights. “Especially when it was exactly what they should be doing.”. As Epley would often say to future generations: Champions are made when nobody is watching. 0000007451 00000 n Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Boyd Epley, who at the time was a pole vaulter with a bad back, revolutionized strength training more than 50 years ago and helped lay the foundation for Bob Devaney's national champion Huskers. On Oct. 24, 1970, the Husker football buried Oklahoma State in their most productive scoring since 1922. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. ©2020 Hail Varsity. Inside the Nebraska program, the common belief that weightlifting would make athletes stiffer and slower began to quietly disappear. 0000890942 00000 n The O-line relished the assignment with its juco additions joining others like seniors Wally Winter (6-4, 248) and Donnie McGhee (6-1, 225). 0000005808 00000 n We will be recognizing the 125th Anniversary of 0000898171 00000 n Read more here. 0000007217 00000 n 0000890888 00000 n 0000007123 00000 n 0000953580 00000 n Each week, through the beginning of January, The World-Herald will revisit the 1970 season, allowing readers to relive the first Husker national title and get to know — again — the players and coaches who made it happen. 33) earned first-team All-America honors as a tackle in 1940. 248 0 obj <>stream Epley, hired part time for $2 an hour before the 1969 season by a coach on the hot seat after missing bowl games in consecutive years, had already begun to impress his bosses. 12) was a first-team All-American as a sophomore running back in 1950 after setting a then-school season record with 1,342 We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. 0000955491 00000 n The impact didn’t affect every position. 60 and Rodgers' No. Shot Put champion. 0000900676 00000 n 0000891342 00000 n %PDF-1.3 %���� Enjoy more articles by logging in or creating a free account. “It had a Universal Gym that’s in a museum now.”. Please subscribe to keep reading. Long before Nebraska joined the Big Ten, Bob Devaney recruited players from that part of the country. Read more here. Huskers Fall in Battle with No. That’s not going to stop us from reveling in Husker football on a fall Saturday, because 50 years ago, the Big Red was poised to become truly big. Guy Chamberlin, Ed Weir, Clarence Swanson, George Sauer, Sam Francis, Forrest Behm, Bobby Reynolds and Wayne Meylan – all members. 0000898252 00000 n 0000961669 00000 n 0000893897 00000 n There was a problem saving your notification. 0000974538 00000 n 0000006980 00000 n 0000900951 00000 n endstream endobj 104 0 obj [/ICCBased 148 0 R] endobj 105 0 obj [/ICCBased 170 0 R] endobj 106 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 62 171 0 R] endobj 107 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 99 172 0 R] endobj 108 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 110 173 0 R] endobj 109 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 112 174 0 R] endobj 110 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 73 175 0 R] endobj 111 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 23 176 0 R] endobj 112 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 25 177 0 R] endobj 113 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 34 178 0 R] endobj 114 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 52 179 0 R] endobj 115 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 40 180 0 R] endobj 116 0 obj [/Indexed 182 0 R 0 183 0 R] endobj 117 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 115 184 0 R] endobj 118 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 128 185 0 R] endobj 119 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 120 186 0 R] endobj 120 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 146 187 0 R] endobj 121 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 75 188 0 R] endobj 122 0 obj [/Indexed 182 0 R 0 189 0 R] endobj 123 0 obj [166 0 R] endobj 124 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 40 190 0 R] endobj 125 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 54 191 0 R] endobj 126 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 33 192 0 R] endobj 127 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 21 193 0 R] endobj 128 0 obj [/Indexed 104 0 R 29 194 0 R] endobj 129 0 obj <>stream 0000500841 00000 n 25) was a first-team All-American as a fullback in 1933. 0000963465 00000 n Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Mike "Red" Beran, a Nebraska football letterman in the early 1970s, channels his tenacity into keeping former Huskers in touch and works with the athletic department to honor these legendary players.