NCAA The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time  

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A list of the best Nebraska Cornhuskers football players of all time. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are one of college football's traditional powers. The team has won over 800 games are currently the fourth winningest team of all time. But the school couldn't have been consistent winners without help from great players. Some of the best players in college football history have played for Nebraska. There have been Heisman Trophy winners like Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier and Eric Crouch, who are considered the top players in Nebraska history. Tommie Frazier didn't have an NFL career, but is considered by many the greatest Cornhusker ever. The quarterback led Nebraska to two national championships during his time in Lincoln, Frazier is one of the most popular players to wear Nebraska's red and white uniform.

Nebraska has claimed 43 conference championships and part or all of five national championships: 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, and 1997. So how was Nebraska able to sustain this success? With a strong roster of great players, which come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Nebraska's long history of having star players on its roster. Some of the best college football players ever have played for Nebraska. Who could forget Ndamukong Suh dominating offensive tackles during the 2009 season? The same goes for Nebraska's powerful offensive linemen who steamrolled defense during the school's dominant years.

This is a list of the best Nebraska Cornhuskers football players of all time. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Nebraska Cornhuskers football players in school history.

1
361 107
Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

2
264 71
Johnny Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Johnny Rodgers Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

3
252 66
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Mike Rozier Running back

4
359 116
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Ndamukong Suh Defensive tackle

5
237 65
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Ahman Green Running back

6
191 44
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Grant Wistrom Defensive end

7
180 39
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Will Shields Guard

8
185 42
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

9
171 49
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Scott Frost Quarterback, Defensive back

10
209 69
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Roger Craig Running back, Fullback

11
192 64
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Lawrence Phillips Running back

12
166 51
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Irving Fryar Return specialist, Wide receiver

13
195 68
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Eric Crouch Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

14
174 59
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Lavonte David Linebacker

15
128 34
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Dean Steinkuhler Tackle, Guard

16
162 56
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added Ameer Abdullah

17
124 38
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Rich Glover Defensive tackle, Tackle

18
148 56
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Turner Gill Quarterback

19
113 39
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

20
111 39
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Trev Alberts Linebacker

21
113 42
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Rathman Fullback

22
113 44
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Jason Peter Defensive end

23
124 53
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Prince Amukamara Cornerback

24
94 36
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

25
82 32
Barrett Ruud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Barrett Ruud Linebacker

26
79 30
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

27
91 39
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cory Schlesinger Fullback

28
113 57
Brook Berringer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Brook Berringer Quarterback

29
83 38
Joel Makovicka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Joel Makovicka Fullback

30
79 35
Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Dominic Raiola Offensive Lineman, Center

31
70 32
Aaron Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Aaron Taylor Offensive Lineman, Guard

32
73 35
Zach Weigert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Zach Weigert

33
71 37
Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Broderick Thomas Defensive end, Linebacker

34
71 39
Jerry Tagge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Jerry Tagge Quarterback

35
63 36
Tom Novak is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Novak

36
65 39
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Vince Ferragamo Quarterback

37
37 17
Kenny Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Kenny Bell

38
29 10
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Eric Forrest added Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

39
71 47
Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Alex Henery Placekicker

40
57 36
Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Bob Brown Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

41
52 34
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Josh Brown Placekicker

42
44 27
Jordan Westerkamp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Jordan Westerkamp

43
50 34
Johnny Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Johnny Mitchell Tight end

44
58 44
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Kenny Walker Lineman, Defensive lineman

45
50 37
Calvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Calvin Jones Running back, Halfback

46
52 39
Michael Booker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Michael Booker Cornerback

47
47 35
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Kris Brown Placekicker

48
48 36
Ralph Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Ralph Brown Cornerback

49
51 40
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Sam Koch Punter

50
44 36
Ed Stewart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time