Grant Wistrom, former Nebraska defensive end was among the 16 players who were formally inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in a ceremony last night in New York. Wistrom became the 14th Nebraska player in the College Football Hall of Fame, along with six former Cornhusker coaches. He is the first Nebraska player to join the Hall since 1983 Heisman winner Mike Rozier was inducted in 2006.
Wistrom was the anchor of the Husker defense during one of the most successful eras in college football. During his career from 1994 to 1997, Nebraska compiled a 49-2 record and won three national championships. Wistrom was a first-team All-American in 1996 and 1997, and in 1997 he became the fourth Nebraska player to capture the Lombardi Award.
Tonight, at the ESPN College Football Awards Show from Orlando, Florida which will be begin at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN, Suh is a finalist for a number of other awards. He’s a finalist for the Walter Camp Award, the Lombardi Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Outland Trophy. Suh will join Texas QB Colt McCoy, Bama running back Mark Ingram, Stanford QB Toby Gerhart and Florida’s Tim Tebow at the 75th Heisman Trophy awards announcement. Right now sources are saying Suh is in a dead heat with Ingram and Gerhart.
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