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    Lest we forget

    RIP, Brook. I still get a bit misty eyed when I think of that awful day 16 years ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook_Berringer



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    Thanks Queso,
    I think of him quite often. When I close my eyes I can still see his plays and his smile on the sidelines.
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    What a sad and tragic loss that was. Rest In Peace Brook.

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    misty eyed, check out the facebook tribute to Brook from the University. One of the first things i saw this morning.

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    Brook is gone, but certainly not forgotten. Very nice tributes to him.
    (old Gaelic saying) Chan eil h-uile facal sireadh freagairt. Not every question requires an answer.

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    More important than a football player the world lost a wonderful person. If you have not read the two books about him you are all missing something. He was not perfect, but I have no doubt that he would have grown into a wonderful mentor.

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    Told people all day I didn't even follow Husker football till Aug 1996. Read some things on BB and gained a new respect for the University and for him. I change my Profile Picture every year on 18 Apr to a picture of him. Hard to explain how a guy I never met and had only seen video of and read stories about could impact me that much. He lived his life each and everyday and made people around him better people for knowing him. RIP. I still get choked up every year to start the season I play the Nebraska song before kickoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hskrncibolo View Post
    misty eyed, check out the facebook tribute to Brook from the University. One of the first things i saw this morning.
    what's the link?

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    Wow... I'm crying like a baby, how lucky was Husker nation to have Brook. Hard to understand all of the words but very powerfull.

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    a sad day indeed.

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    Had no clue about this.. Terrible.
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    (old Gaelic saying) Chan eil h-uile facal sireadh freagairt. Not every question requires an answer.

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    I prefer to celebrate Brook's life, rather than mourn his death.

    He was a great individual human being. Something we could all aspire to.




    I didn't recall Brook being that great of a runner, but he did make good decisions with the ball.

    IMO, his best two plays: The play-action pass for a TD against CU in the 200th consecutive sellout, and the play-action pass for a TD vs. Miami for our first TD against Miami in 12 years.
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    I remember the morning that I woke up and my parents told me about it and I just balled my 10 year old eyes out. Brook was a big part of how I became a huge Nebraska fan, and he's a big part of why I could never have another "number 1" team.

    Besides that, I think Brook and I might've gotten along quite well, he had a passion for football, hunting, and of course aviation. Really a damn shame it ended how it did for him.







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