This week in Husker history
The week of April 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1937: Multi-sport star Sam Francis sets a Kansas Relays record in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 6 inches. | Francis Hall of Fame page
1997: Eight Huskers are taken in NFL draft, the most since 1980. Cornerback Michael Booker leads the way as the Atlanta Falcons select him with the 11th pick of the first round. | Huskers in the draft
2002: I-backs Dahrran Diedrick and Marques Simmons* put up solid numbers in the spring game. (Simmons, a redshirt freshman, would become frustrated by his place on the depth chart and would transfer in 2003 to Iowa, where in two seasons he would total 207 yards on 54 carries.)
2007: Harvey Perlman indicates a contract extension* is coming for athletic director Steve Pederson.
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load