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What is the football position that says "Nebraska Football"

What football position makes you think "Nebraska Football"

  • Option QB

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • Fullback

    Votes: 7 10.9%
  • I-Back

    Votes: 15 23.4%
  • Offensive Line

    Votes: 29 45.3%
  • Defensive Line

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Receiver/Tight End

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kicker

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Linebacker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Defensive Back

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kick/Punt Returner

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    64

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
10 Year Member
All of the above?

Nebraska has been nationally known for a rushing attack, which includes HB/FB and OL, which has its own nickname (Pipeline). We also have a national OL award named for Rimington, and there's now a PK Return award named for The Jett.

But then again, Blackshirts. Our defense has been known as grave diggers for opposing teams.

And special teams. We seem to have an abundance of walk-on soccer players like Koch, Brown, Henery and others that practically never ends. I've watched too many Oregon Duck games were the kicker missed multiple 35 yard FGs to know that Nebraska somehow always has serviceable kickers.

For me, it's not so much a position as a philosophy. Heavily-conditioned ground attack that wears opponents out (Warren Sapp, anyone?) and an attacking defense that swarms the other team's ball carriers. If you watch old Blackshirt highlights there were almost always 2, 3 or 4 defenders hitting the ball carrier at once.
 

HuskrNew

Recruit
2 Year Member
All of the above?

Nebraska has been nationally known for a rushing attack, which includes HB/FB and OL, which has its own nickname (Pipeline). We also have a national OL award named for Rimington, and there's now a PK Return award named for The Jett.

But then again, Blackshirts. Our defense has been known as grave diggers for opposing teams.

And special teams. We seem to have an abundance of walk-on soccer players like Koch, Brown, Henery and others that practically never ends. I've watched too many Oregon Duck games were the kicker missed multiple 35 yard FGs to know that Nebraska somehow always has serviceable kickers.

For me, it's not so much a position as a philosophy. Heavily-conditioned ground attack that wears opponents out (Warren Sapp, anyone?) and an attacking defense that swarms the other team's ball carriers. If you watch old Blackshirt highlights there were almost always 2, 3 or 4 defenders hitting the ball carrier at once.
You went through a thought process similar to mine... we have awards named in honor of NU players at multiple positions, we've had several groups (the Pipeline) that were awesome. So what what football position does DONU REALLY identify with.
 

Power of Corn

Scout Team
10 Year Member
Is there a position called: 3 and 17.... pass incomplete, oh but wait, def holding on nebr, thats a first down.!

too many characters, that couldnt be.
 

HuskerSuperGenius

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
O-line

And Blackshirts should have been a choice.

At Notre Dame in 2000 my son and I were cheering loudly "Go Blackshirts"
A polite ND fan asked: "what does that mean, Blackshirts?"

I stopped and explained the Blackshirt legacy and although he was still somewhat confused, aleast he had met another piece of Husker lore.
 

Farmer Jake

Recruit
2 Year Member
O-line

And Blackshirts should have been a choice.

At Notre Dame in 2000 my son and I were cheering loudly "Go Blackshirts"
A polite ND fan asked: "what does that mean, Blackshirts?"

I stopped and explained the Blackshirt legacy and although he was still somewhat confused, aleast he had met another piece of Husker lore.

The term "Blackshirts" is a term that most college football fans would recognize as being associated with Nebraska (even though it has been about 10 years since the term really applied to Nebraska on a national level).
 
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HuskrNew

Recruit
2 Year Member
The term "Blackshirts" is a term that most college football fans would recognize as being associated with Nebraska (even though it has been about 10 years since the term really applied to Nebraska on a national level).
... and it is not a position, and hence was not included. It's a great tradition, but I could just as well have included 'Tunnel walk" and "Balloon release with first score" if that's what I was after.
 
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