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.
list ordered by

1
390 122
Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

2
396 129
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

3
279 77
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

4
287 81
Johnny Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

5
254 70
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

6
194 44
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Guard

7
201 48
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

8
202 51
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

9
228 72
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Fullback

10
193 56
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback, Defensive back

11
182 52
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

12
212 69
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

13
189 62
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Linebacker

14
212 75
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

15
139 36
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tackle, Guard

16
178 60
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added

17
133 42
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

18
155 60
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

19
125 42
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

20
119 42
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

21
123 46
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

22
122 46
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Fullback

23
136 56
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

24
101 40
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

25
100 40
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cory Schlesinger Fullback

26
85 33
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

27
86 35
Barrett Ruud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

28
120 62
Brook Berringer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

29
85 37
Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

30
89 41
Joel Makovicka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Joel Makovicka Fullback

31
79 37
Zach Weigert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Zach Weigert

32
74 36
Aaron Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

33
74 40
Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

34
75 42
Jerry Tagge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Quarterback

35
35 11
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Eric Forrest added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

36
69 41
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Quarterback

37
78 49
Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker

38
65 38
Tom Novak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Novak

39
45 22
Kenny Bell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added

40
55 35
Johnny Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Tight end

41
59 39
Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

42
50 31
Jordan Westerkamp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Jordan Westerkamp

43
55 36
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker

44
54 37
Ralph Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

45
62 45
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Lineman, Defensive lineman

46
55 40
Michael Booker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

47
57 42
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Punter

48
51 37
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker

49
54 40
Calvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Running back, Halfback

50
52 39
Jarvis Redwine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Running back