The honorees from each state are being announced for this Friday’s Nebraska-Iowa football game.
The Heroes Game uses the national stage created by the new Big Ten football rivalry to honor heroic efforts of individuals.
Fans of both schools were invited to nominate residents of Iowa and Nebraska who’ve performed extraordinary acts of heroism and service in their communities.
Staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross chose the winners, who will be recognized during a halftime ceremony on the field in Iowa City’s Kinnick Stadium.
They’ll include: Jason Parks, of Omaha, who saw a fiery wreck on the way to work and pulled a survivor to safety moments before an explosion.
Also, Lois and Bill Hall of Clinton, Iowa, who raise dogs for search and rescue missions and for therapy visits to local schools and hospitals.