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The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time  

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List Rules Only Nebraska football players. Vote only on on-field accomplishments

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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Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center
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Aaron Taylor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard
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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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Barrett Ruud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
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Brook Berringer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
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Zach Weigert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Zach Weigert
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Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
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Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker
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Jerry Tagge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Quarterback
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Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Quarterback
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Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Eric Forrest added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
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Kenny Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added
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Ralph Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback
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Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker
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Jordan Westerkamp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Jordan Westerkamp
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Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Punter
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Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
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Johnny Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Tight end
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Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker
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Tom Novak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Novak
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Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Lineman, Defensive lineman
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Calvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Running back, Halfback
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Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker
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Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Caleb Jeanneret added Running back
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Taylor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Caleb Jeanneret added Quarterback