This week in Husker history
The week of July 15-21, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1972: Bob Devaney, getting ready to coach the College All Stars in a game against the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys, has a couple of familiar faces at quarterback.
«1987: It is announced that the Farm Aid III concert will be held at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 19. That is a bye week for the Huskers, but it is understood there will be some disruptions in the team's practice routine.
1992: Former Nebraska quarterback Turner Gill** resigns as receivers coach at SMU to join the Huskers as quarterbacks coach.
1997: Micheal Booker signs with the Falcons and Jared Tomich with the Saints. Also, Christian Peter takes advantage of his second chance with the New York Giants.
2002: Former Husker quarterback Eric Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, signs a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams as a wide receiver.
2007: Mike Rozier, the Huskers' all-time leader in rushing yards, is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Also, Wide receiver Maurice Purify receives a one-game suspension after being sentenced to probation in connection with a June DUI arrest and a May bar fight.
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