This week in Husker history
The week of July 22-28, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1957: Bud Wilkinson's conservative version of the split-T offense at Oklahoma is becoming all the rage, with new Husker coach Bill Jennings seen as being part of the movement.
1972: A college all-star team coached by Bob Devaney and his Nebraska staff loses to the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys, 20-7, before a crowd of 54,000-plus in Chicago.
1987: Rookie cornerback Brian Davis, the 30th pick in the NFL draft, signs with the Redskins.**
1997: The Washington Huskies emerge as the preseason magazines' consensus pick for the national title, raising the stakes of Nebraska's road test at Seattle on Sept. 20.
«2002: Elmer Dohrmann, whose 11 varsity letters in four sports still stand as a Nebraska record, dies at age 84 in California. The Staplehurst, Neb., native earned letters in football (1935-36-37), basketball (1936-37-38), baseball (1936-37-38) and track (1936-37). He garnered all-conference honors at end in football in 1937 and was the 49th player chosen in the 1938 NFL draft.
2007: Athletic director Steve Pederson gets a five-year extension of his contract, through June 2013.
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