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This week in Husker history
The week of April 19-25, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1910: Missouri Valley Conference schools reject a Kansas proposal to replace football with rugby.
 
1925: Spring practices are over, but backs and ends continue with light training three times a week.
 
1930: Husker tackle Hugh Rhea sets a Drake Relays record in the shot put, but it is broken the next day and he finishes second.
 
1940: With few losses to graduation, prospects seem bright for the 1940 Cornhuskers, but a schedule that includes trips to Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh appears daunting.
 
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«1960: Sophomore fullback Bill “Thunder” Thornton has an impressive outing in the Huskers' first spring scrimmage. | More: 1, 2
 
1965: Bob Devaney splits the team into offensive and defensive units as spring drills resume after the university's spring break.
 
1970: Flanker Johnny Rodgers and linebacker Bob Terrio move to the top of the depth chart as Bob Devaney announces roster changes.
 
1975: Tom Osborne cancels a midweek scrimmage because of a shortage of available running backs.
 
1990: Jeff Mills is the first of five Huskers selected in the NFL draft.
 
1995: Three starters on the offensive line -- Zach Wiegert, Brendan Stai and Rob Zatechka -- are among seven Huskers taken in the NFL draft.
 
2000: Johnny Rodgers is tapped for induction* into the College Football Hall of Fame.*
 
2005: Fabian Washington goes to the Raiders in the first round* of the NFL draft.
 
2010: Great expectations follow Ndamukong Suh into the NFL as No. 93 goes No. 2 in the draft, to the Lions. The view from Detroit: Albom* | Sharp* | Fans*
 
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