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.
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208 53
Johnny Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Johnny Rodgers Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

2
201 51
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Mike Rozier Running back

3
275 84
Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

4
289 92
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Ndamukong Suh Defensive tackle

5
145 31
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

6
149 35
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Grant Wistrom Defensive end

7
192 57
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Ahman Green Running back

8
137 34
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Will Shields Guard

9
176 57
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Roger Craig Running back, Fullback

10
139 42
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Irving Fryar Return specialist, Wide receiver

11
152 50
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Lawrence Phillips Running back

12
143 47
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Lavonte David Linebacker

13
102 27
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Dean Steinkuhler Tackle, Guard

14
122 40
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Scott Frost Quarterback, Defensive back

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15
127 43
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added Ameer Abdullah

16
149 58
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Eric Crouch Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

17
121 46
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Turner Gill Quarterback

18
96 32
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Rich Glover Defensive tackle, Tackle

19
93 33
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Rathman Fullback

20
89 32
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

21
101 42
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Prince Amukamara Cornerback

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22
88 34
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Jason Peter Defensive end

23
86 34
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Trev Alberts Linebacker

24
75 30
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cory Schlesinger Fullback

25
73 30
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

26
92 44
Brook Berringer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Brook Berringer Quarterback

27
62 23
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

28
63 27
Joel Makovicka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Joel Makovicka Fullback

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61 26
Barrett Ruud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Barrett Ruud Linebacker

30
62 27
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
55 23
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
57 27
Zach Weigert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Zach Weigert

33
56 27
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
58 35
Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Alex Henery Placekicker

35
52 30
Jerry Tagge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Jerry Tagge Quarterback

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36
47 28
Michael Booker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Michael Booker Cornerback

37
49 30
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Vince Ferragamo Quarterback

38
41 25
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Josh Brown Placekicker

39
42 26
Ralph Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Ralph Brown Cornerback

40
43 28
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
40 26
Johnny Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Johnny Mitchell Tight end

42
28 15
Jordan Westerkamp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Jordan Westerkamp

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43
51 37
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Kenny Walker Lineman, Defensive lineman

44
39 26
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Kris Brown Placekicker

45
44 31
Tom Novak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Novak

46
39 28
Calvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Calvin Jones Running back, Halfback

47
14 5
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Eric Forrest added Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

48
16 7
Kenny Bell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Kenny Bell

49
36 29
Ed Stewart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

50
40 33
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Sam Koch Punter