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Trivia Question


Eternal Chairman of the Defense Commission
5 Year Member
Here's a trivia question that I didn't know until just now....

What former Cornhusker's father caught passes in high school from Steve Young, caught passes in college from Doug Flutie, and caught a few passes in the NFL from John Elway?

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Former Walk-on
5 Year Member

Isn't it amazing that Ken Bell caught passes from Heisman Trophy winners in high school and college, but he had to settle for a Hall of Famer in the NFL?
Well, Steve Young actually never won the Heisman as he was the runner-up to Mike Rozier in 1983. Doug Flutie was also nominated in 1983 and won it in 1984. However, it's still pretty amazing even with that.


Eternal Chairman of the Defense Commission
5 Year Member
Bruce Pickens was pick #3
Ooh, I forgot about Mike Rozier.
So, we've got Irving Fryar Nd Mike Rozier.
Who were the other two Husker football players picked #1 overall in the draft?

FWIW, I was guessing without looking it up. I'd guess the others are someone from way back, like Tom Novak or Bob Brown. I can't remember the name, but I think that the very first person taken in what we now call the draft was a Husker, but I don't think he ended up famous, and I don't think we even retired his number, but that's just fragments of memories from the part of my brain that was damaged by exposure to toxic flatulence in college.
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