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A L L - T I M E   L I S T S
Hall-of-Fame honorees
Major trophy winners
All-Americans & Scorecard
Academic All-Americans
 
O T H E R   S E A S O N S

1998 CORNHUSKER HONORS
 
Team Honors

Compaq College Football Plays of the Week
Best Defensive Play: NU's goal-line stand vs. OSU, 10/3/98
Best Defensive Play: NU's sack and fumble caused vs. CU, 11/27/98
Division I-A Athletic Directors Assoc. CHAMPS/Life Skills Honor
University of Nebraska, Oct. 12, 1998 (1 of 7)

Athletic Honors

National Awards

Doak Walker Award Nominee (1 of 44): Joel Makovicka, FB
Butkus Award Semifinalist (1 of 10): Jay Foreman, MLB
Jim Thorpe Award Candidates (1 of 44): Ralph Brown, CB
Mosi Tatupu Special Teams Award Semifinalist (1 of 14): Shevin Wiggins, WB/Punt Returns/KO Returns

All-Americans

Second Team
Sheldon Jackson, TE (AP)
Third Team
Ralph Brown, RCB (FBN, AP)

Big 12 Honors

First Team
Ralph Brown, RCB (FBN, Coaches, AP)
Josh Heskew, C (FBN, Coaches, AP, AAS, KCS, HC)
Sheldon Jackson, TE (AP, KCS)
Jay Foreman, MLB (AAS)
Mike Brown, ROV (AAS, HC)
Chad Kelsay, LRE (KCS)
Second Team
Kris Brown, PK (Coaches)
Sheldon Jackson, TE (Coaches, AAS)
Chad Kelsay, LRE (AP, Coaches,AAS)
Ralph Brown (AAS, KCS, HC)
Mike Brown, Rover (Coaches, AP)
Jay Foreman, MLB (AP)
Mike Rucker, RRE (Coaches, AP, KCS, HC)
Joe Walker, Kick Returner (Coaches, AP, AAS)
Bill Lafleur, Punter (AAS)
Third Team
Bill Lafleur, Punter (Coaches)
Shevin Wiggins, Kick Returner (Coaches)
Honorable Mention
Kenny Cheatham, SE (Coaches)
Matt Davison, SE (Coaches)
Jay Foreman, MLB (Coaches)
Russ Hochstein, OG (Coaches)
Joel Makovicka, FB (Coaches)
Jason Schwab, OG (Coaches)
FBN-FootballNews; KCS-Kansas City Star;
AAS-Austin American-Statesman; HCHouston Chronicle

Big 12 Player-of-the-Week
Chad Kelsay, RE: Defensive Player of the Week vs. Washington
Joe Walker, Rover-Specialty Player of the Week vs. Oklahoma State
Mike Rucker, RRE~Defensive Player of the Week vs. Colorado
TV Players of the Game
Ralph Brown, CB-FSN Player of the game vs. Louisiana Tech (8/29)
DeAngelo Evans, IB-ABC Player of the Game vs. Washington (9/26)
Matt Davison: ABC Player of the Game vs. Texas A&M (10/10)
Monte Christo, QB: FSN Player of the game vs. Missouri (10/24)
Mike Brown, Rover-ABC Player of the Game vs. Texas (10/31)
Eric Crouch, QB-ABC Player of the Game vs. Kansas State (11/14)
Mike Rucker, RE-ABC Player of the Game vs. Colorado (11/27)
ABC/Chevrolet Donates $1,000 to the school's general
scholarship fund in honor of selected player

Academic Honors

National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Postgraduate Scholarship: Joel Makovicka ($18,000 over two years, one of 10 Division I-A)
Burger King College Football Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Joel Makovicka ($10,000 to school's general scholarship fund, vs. CU)
NationsBank Community Champion: Kris Brown, PK, in recognition of his accomplishments in football and the community ($1,000 to school's general scholarship fund)

GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 
First-Team
Chad Kelsay Sr. RE 3.626 Finance Auburn, Neb.
Bill Lafleur Sr. P 3.515 History Norfolk, Neb.
Joel Makovicka Sr. FB 3.827 Bio. Sciences Brainard, Neb.
Second-Team
Brian Shaw Jr. SLB 4.0 Animal Science Deweese, Neb.
GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII
Ben Gessford Sr. OG/T 3.548 Psychology Lincoln, Neb.
GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Nominees
Sean Applegate Jr. WB 3.317 Pre-Education Lincoln, Neb.
Kris Brown Sr. PK 3.446 Social Sciences Southlake, Texas
+Lance Brown Sr. WB 3.76 Management Papillion, Neb.
Mike Brown Jr. ROV 3.225 Bus. Admin. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Monte Christo Sr. QB 3.681 Bio. Sciences Kearney, Neb.
Matt Davison So. SE 3.64 Gen. Studies Tecumseh, Neb.
T.J. DeBates Jr. TE 3.649 Fish./Wildlife Stewartville, Minn.
Ben Gessford Sr. OG/T 3.548 Psychology Lincoln, Neb.
Adam Julch Jr. OT 3.268 Math Omaha, Neb.
Chad Kelsay Sr. RE 3.626 Finance Auburn, Neb.
Bill Lafleur Sr. P 3.515 History Norfolk, Neb.
Billy Legate Sr. FB 3.421 Pre-Education Clearwater, Neb.
Joel Makovicka Sr. FB 3.827 Bio. Sciences Brainard, Neb.
*Brian Shaw Jr. SLB 4.0 Animal Science Deweese, Neb.
James Sherman Jr. OG 3.236 Crim. Justice LaVerne, Calif.
+Travis Toline Sr. RE 3.637 Mech. Eng. Wahoo, Neb.
K.Vanden Bosch So. RE 3.543 General Studies Larchwood, Iowa
Brandt Wade Sr. OG 3.482 Bio. Sciences Springfield, Neb.
* perfect 4.0; + graduate

Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Sean Applegate Jr. SE 3.317c Pre-Education Lincoln, Neb.
Kris Brown** Sr. PK 3.446c Education Southlake, Texas
Lance Brown*** Sr. WB 3.76c Management Papillion, Neb.
Mike Brown** Jr. ROV 3.225c Bus. Admin. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ben Buettenback Jr. LB 3.28c Bio. Sciences Hastings, Neb.
Jamie Burrow Fr. LB 3.233c Bio. Sciences Ames, Iowa
Monte Christo Sr. QB 3.681c Bio. Sciences Kearney, Neb.
Matt Davison So. SE 3.64c General Studies Tecumseh, Neb.
T.J. DeBates** Jr. TE 3.649c Fish./Wildlife Stewartville, Minn.
Ben Gessford Sr. OG/T 3.548c Psychology Lincoln, Neb.
Adam Julch** Jr. OT 3.268c Math Omaha, Neb.
Chad Kelsay*** Sr. RE 3.626c Finance Auburn, Neb.
Bill Lafleur Sr. P 3.515c Pre-Education Norfolk, Neb.
Billy Legate*** Sr. FB 3.421c Pre-Education Clearwater, Neb.
Joel Makovicka*** Sr. FB 3.827c Bio. Sciences Brainard, Neb.
Greg McGraw Jr. ROV 3.4c Pre-Education Millville, N.J.
Brian Shaw*** Jr. SLB 4.0c Animal Science Deweese, Neb.
James Sherman Jr. OG 3.236c Criminal Justice LaVerne,Calif.
Travis Toline** Sr. RE 3.367c Mech. Eng Wahoo, Neb.
Kyle Vanden Bosch So. RE 3.543c General Studies Larchwood, Iowa
Dave Volk Fr. OT 3.211c Psychology Battle Creek, Neb.
Brandt Wade Jr. OG 3.482c Bio. Sciences Springfield, Neb.
+4.0 GPA, **two-time winner, ***three-time, graduates in bold
Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12
Dan Alexander So. IB 3.147y General Studies Wentzville, Mo.
Clint Finley So. FS 3.07y Pre-Education Cuero, Texas
Josh Kohl Jr. LB 3.02y Pre-Education Hastings, Neb.
Willie Miller So. FB 3.142y Comm. Studies Omaha, Neb.
Bobby Newcombe So. QB 3.07y Psychology Albuquerque, NM
Wes Woodward Fr. CB 3.161y Const. Management Omaha, Neb.
 
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