Here are some interesting little sports nuggets I found from across the state that I feel are worthy of some mention.
Did you see former Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead, who was cut by the New York Jets and signed with New England this past week, score his first NFL touchdown? It was a 22 yard run in the Pats’ win over Buffalo. It came on the ensuing drive after Bills’ rookie CJ Spiller scored to give Buffalo a 14-13 lead.
Jay-R Strowbridge, a 5’11 guard who last played for the Huskers in 2007, then left for Jacksonville State has moved onto Oregon where he’ll play for the Ducks and former Creighton coach Dana Altman who is taking over the Oregon program.
Omaha native Dave Banghart was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame. Banghart started a senior softball league in 2000 that started with two teams and grew to as many as 23 teams. There are now 12 teams of players over the age of 50. He is the only Nebraskan in the National Hall of Fame.
Congratulations need to go out to Nebraska-Kearney defensive end Mason Brodine had three sacks in the Lopers win on Saturday making him the programs all-time sack leader with 21.