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
487 148
Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
2
359 96
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
349 92
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back
4
495 158
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle
5
316 83
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back
6
246 60
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
7
233 57
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Guard
8
276 79
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back
9
244 65
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end
10
276 89
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Fullback
11
269 87
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver
12
218 62
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver
13
246 77
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback, Defensive back
14
237 76
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added
15
171 45
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tackle, Guard
16
229 79
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Linebacker
17
161 48
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle
18
189 66
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback
19
150 47
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end
20
149 50
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end
21
173 68
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback
22
141 48
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker
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
122 45
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cory Schlesinger Fullback