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This week in Husker history
The week of April 28-May 4, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
 
«1908: Fred Hunter (1879-1964), a guard for Nebraska in the early 1900s as well as a member of the debate team who earned Phi Beta Kappa honors, is named super­in­ten­dent of schools in Norfolk, Neb. It was one of at least four Nebraska school systems he headed, including Lincoln’s, before he became super­in­ten­dent in Oakland, Calif., in 1917. He would go on to serve as chancellor of the University of Denver from 1928 to 1935 and as chancellor of the state university system in Oregon from 1935 to 1946.
 
1978: NFL teams select eight Huskers, tied for second most in the 1978 NFL draft.
 
1993: The Kansas City Chiefs sign guard Will Shields, the team's third-round pick in the NFL draft.
 
2003: After letting go of offensive-coordinator duties, coach Frank Solich* describes his role as more of an overseer and less of a meddler.
 
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