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
435 138
Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

2
446 145
Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

3
312 87
Mike Rozier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

4
322 92
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
282 78
Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

6
212 50
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Guard

7
222 55
Dave Rimington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time

8
220 61
Grant Wistrom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

9
255 79
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back, Fullback

10
242 74
Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Running back

11
201 57
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

12
219 68
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback, Defensive back

13
240 82
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

14
153 39
Dean Steinkuhler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tackle, Guard

15
207 69
Ameer Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
tyler-weseman added

16
205 70
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Linebacker

17
145 44
Rich Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

18
171 61
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

19
137 42
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

20
154 60
Prince Amukamara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

21
128 44
Trev Alberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

22
134 48
Jason Peter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

23
133 49
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Fullback

24
114 40
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

25
109 43
Cory Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cory Schlesinger Fullback

26
94 33
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

27
98 38
Barrett Ruud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

28
95 39
Dominic Raiola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

29
131 68
Brook Berringer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Quarterback

30
97 43
Joel Makovicka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Joel Makovicka Fullback

31
90 39
Zach Weigert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Zach Weigert

32
81 38
Aaron Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

33
81 41
Broderick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

34
84 44
Jerry Tagge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Quarterback

35
40 13
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
76 45
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Quarterback

37
85 54
Alex Henery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker

38
70 41
Tom Novak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Tom Novak

39
65 37
Ralph Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

40
54 28
Kenny Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added

41
63 38
Johnny Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Tight end

42
66 41
Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

43
60 38
Jordan Westerkamp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
flashgamer64 added Jordan Westerkamp

44
69 47
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Lineman, Defensive lineman

45
59 39
Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker

46
64 45
Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Punter

47
57 39
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Placekicker

48
59 42
Michael Booker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

49
57 43
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
55 43
Jarvis Redwine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time
KevinConiglio added Running back