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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
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Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
2
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back
3
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle
4
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
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back
6
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
7
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back
8
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Guard
9
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end
10
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Fullback
11
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver
12
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tackle, Guard
13
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver
14
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback, Defensive back
15
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added
16
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle
17
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Linebacker
18
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end
19
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
20
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Fullback
21
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
22
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
23
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end
24
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback
25
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
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