15 Year Member
My father played baseball with Tom Novak and he always said he had no fear of anything. He would run into the outfield fence without slowing down a step. I got to know Tom a little bit when I worked for the UNL Landscape services. He would answer the phone for Bill Shepherd. If we didn't have anything to do, we would hide the pickup under the North stadium and go listen to Tom tell stories, and he had quite a few.Let me say that I saw Tom Novak play and a lot of other really tough Huskers. None were tougher than Novak. And he was not surrouinded by much most of the time.
Lance Gray, all day and every day: the original Bullet HeadTom Novak was a player I'd love to have seen play. Definitely among the toughest Huskers ever.
Wayne Meylan and Jerry Murtaugh stand out as Devaney era tough guys.
Who are some of your favorite Husker tough guys?