Nebraska Theme License Plates
- HUSKR 29 Illinois
Here is an Illinois plate for you. I moved to the Chicago area 13 years ago
having graduated from UNL in May 1997. In Illinois you used to be able to pay
just $5 more for personalized plates if you included a number. Well, I put in
HUSKR 1,2, and 3 as my first choices, so I got the next available number which
was HUSKR 29. On the way to work (a fantastic 1 and half hour commute one-way)
I happened to see HUSKR 5 and HUSKR 13 on the road. My friends used to give
me a hard time about the 29 because it really didn't mean anything. I could
have picked 97, the year I graduated, but didn't. Oh well, opportunity missed.
As for my history as a Husker fan...my family has had North
end zone seats since expansion. I personally started receiving Nebraska Media
Guides in 1981 at the age of 8 and acquired my grandfathers since 1973, the
year I was born. I went the 1994 Orange Bowl (1993 season) and the 1996 Fiesta
Bowl (1995 season) while in school. 1994 Orange Bowl is the best game I have
watched in person. My first game was 1985 (I lived in Dallas from 1975-1986)
against Colorado. Tom Rathman ran 80 yards up the middle towards the North End
Zone. All great memories of Husker games. So lots of history and a reason to
get the plates when I moved to Illinois.
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