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This week in Husker history
The week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1958: Former Husker great George Sauer, athletic director at Baylor, becomes a candidate for Iowa State's head coaching job. (The school would choose Clay Stapleton over Sauer and another Nebraska-related candidate, new NU assistant Leroy Pearce.)
 
1968: Cleveland selects Wayne Meylan in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Chosen in the fifth and seventh rounds were Ben Gregory and Bob Taucher.
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1973: First-rounder Johnny Rodgers is the first of 10 Huskers selected in the NFL draft.
 
1983: Andra Franklin rushes for 49 yards on 16 carries as the Miami Dolphins fall to the Washington Redskins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII.
 
«1993: Former Husker All-America lineman Bob Brown is elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers | Bio
 
2003: The hiring of Jimmy Williams* as linebackers coach is all but official as Frank Solich completes his revamped staff.
 
2008: Nebraska gets a late commitment from Alfonzo Dennard, a cornerback from Georgia who has only seen pictures of the Lincoln campus.
 
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