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COACH OF THE YEAR
Bob Devaney .......National Coach of the Year (Touchdown Club of Washington, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp, Helms United Savings). NCAA District 6 Coach of the Year (Kodak-American Football Coaches Association).

SPECIAL NATIONAL HONORS
Larry Jacobson ....Outland Trophy, presented to the outstanding guard or tackle in the nation by the Football Writers Association of America; Vince Lombardi Trophy finalist.
Rich Glover .......John L. Young Trophy, presented to the Outstanding Intercollegiate lineman by the Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. National Lineman of the Week by the Associated Press for his play against Oklahoma; Vince Lombardl Trophy finalist.

ALL AMERICA
Larry Jacobson ....AP, UPI, FWAA, Kodak-AFCA.
Rich Glover .......AP, CAA.
Willie Harper .....UPI, Football News, CAA.
Johnny Rodgers ....UPI, FWAA, Kodak-AFCA, FBN, CAA.
Jerry Tagge .......FBN.
Jeff Kinney .......Time magazine.

SECOND TEAM
Johnny Rodgers ....AP
Jerry Tagge .......AP
Dick Rupert .......UPI, CAA
Willie Harper .....AP
     
THIRD TEAM
Rick Rupert ....AP
Carl Johnson ...AP, UPI
Jeff Kinney ....AP, UPI
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Doug Dumler ....AP, UPI
Jerry Tagge.....UPI
Bill Kosch .....AP, UPI
Rich Glover ....UPI
SOPHOMORE ALL AMERICA Daryl White .......Football News SPECIAL BIG 8 HONORS Rich Glover .......Defensive Player of the Year (AP) Larry Jacobson ....Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Kansas and Iowa St.) Rich Glover .......Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Colorado and Oklahoma) Willie Harper .....Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Kansas)
ALL BIG 8
FIRST TEAM
Offense
Jerry Tagge .......OWH, AP, UPI
Johnny Rodgers ....OWH, AP, UPI
Carl Johnson ......OWH, AP, UPI
Dick Rupert .......OWH, AP, UPI
Jeff Kinney .......AP, UPI
Defense
Willie Harper .....OWH, AP, UPI
Larry Jacobson ....OWH, AP, UPI
Rich Glover .......OWH, AP, UPI
Bob Terrio ........OWH
Jim Anderson ......OWH, UPI
Bill Kosch ........OWH, AP, UPI
Joe Blahak ........UPI
      
SECOND TEAM
Offense
Doug Dumler .......AP, UPI
Defense
Bob Terrio ........AP, UPI
Dave Mason.........AP, UPI
Joe Blahak.........AP

HONORABLE MENTION
Offense
Jerry List ........AP
Keith Wortman .....AP
Daryl White .......AP
Defense
John Adkins........AP
Bill Janssen ......AP
Jim Anderson ......AP
ORANGE BOWL Rich Glover .......Outstanding Lineman Jerry Tagge .......Outstanding Back KEY AP-Associated Press FWAA-Football Writers Association of America UPI-United Press International FBN-Football News CAA-Captains All America AFCA-American Football Coaches Association OWH-Omaha World Herald

 

CORNHUSKER
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
BACK LINEMAN
OREGON
Jeff Kinney: Rushed for 124 yards to overshadow Duck ace Bobby Moore. Also scored Huskers' first touchdown.  Dick Rupert: Led line charge which opened the way for 298 yards rushing and 117 passing.
MINNESOTA
Johnny Rodgers: Tied Clarence Swanson's 50-year-old record with three TD receptions of 28, 20 and 37 yards.  Monte Johnson: Reserve tackle had five unassisted tackles, high for the Husker defense in a 35-7 win.
TEXAS A&M
Johnny Rodgers: Caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown and broke Aggies' back with 98-yard kickoff return.  Rich Glover: Played one of the brilliant games people came to expect with seven tackles and five assists including two for losses.
UTAH STATE
Jerry Tagge: Picked Aggies apart with 10 of 17 passes completed to 189 yards. Scored twice on runs of three and one yards.  Willie Harper: Led defensive charge which limited the Aggies to only 89 yards rushing. Had four tackles and two assists.
MISSOURI
Jerry Tagge: Had one of greatest days ever for a Cornhusker with 319 yards total offense (85 rushing, 234 passing). Threw a TD pass and ran for another.  Dick Rupert: Headed Husker offensive line which cleared way for 603 yards total offensejust 25 short of all-time record.
KANSAS
Jeff Kinney: Had another great day with 104 yards rushing and caught three passes for 21 yards. Scored twice.  Larry Jacobson: In on seven tackles, four of them for losses totaling 28 yards as Black Shirts threw Jayhawks 42 yards in the hole. (Big 8 choice).
OKLAHOMA STATE
Johnny Rodgers: Scored two touchdowns, one on a six-yard pass from Jerry Tagge and another on a school-record 92-yard punt return.  Willie Harper: Anchored Black Shirt effort which held 'Pokes scoreless until final 1:52. In on nine tackles four of them for losses totaling 16 yards.
COLORADO
Jerry Tagge: Riddled Buff defense for 144 yards passing and one touchdown, then added another himself on a one-yard sneak.  Rich Glover: Had first of three tremendous performances on national TV with seven tackles and five assists. (Big 8 choice).
IOWA STATE
Johnny Rodgers: Electrified crowd with 62-yard punt return. Earlier he had scored on a 10-yard run.  Larry Jacobson: Intercepted a pass and was in on seven tackles as Black Shirts held Cyclones to only 105 total offense. (Big 8 choice).
KANSAS STATE
Jerry Tagge: Picked up more than 300 yards total offense for the second time in 1971 with 285 passing and 24 running.  Willie Harper: Took part in five tackles, two of them for losses and Intercepted a pass. (Big 8 choice).
OKLAHOMA
Jeff Kinney: Had the biggest day of his career in the biggest game of his career with 171 yards rushing 50 of them coming in Huskers' final drive.  Rich Glover: Played an unbelievable game and at times looked like a one-man defense. Took part in 22 tackles and recovered one of three Sooner fumbles. (Big 8 and National choice).
 
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