Former Nebraska football coach William “Bill” Glassford died this week in Phoenix, Arizona at age 102.
Glassford coached the Huskers from 1949 to 1955 and in 1954 led the Huskers to its first of 17 Orange Bowl appearances. In 2002, Glassford was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. In his seven years at Nebraska he compiled a 31-35-3 record.
Glassford retired after the 1955 season and went into private business in Arizona.
As a player, Glassford was an All-American and captain for a University of Pittsburgh team that defeated Washington in the 1937 Rose Bowl. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1937 and was the oldest living professional football player in America. His stint with the Bengals was in the American Football League II.