College Sports 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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1
481 146
Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

2
355 95
Johnny Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

3
344 91
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

4
487 155
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

5
313 81
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

6
241 60
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

7
273 78
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

8
242 63
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

9
229 57
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Guard

10
275 87
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Fullback

11
243 75
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback, Defensive back

12
265 87
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

13
215 62
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

14
235 75
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added

15
227 76
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Linebacker

16
167 45
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tackle, Guard

17
187 64
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

18
157 48
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

19
149 45
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

20
148 49
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

21
140 47
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

22
171 67
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

23
128 42
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
145 54
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Fullback

25
121 45
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cory Schlesinger Fullback