Degrees of Separation for Husker Fans

Category: Football

I have always said that the six degrees of separation for Husker Fans is only three.

I will start by sharing one experience I have had recently. Donna and I were sitting at the bar in our favorite restaurant in Elk Grove last year waiting for our dinner table with our daughter Crystal and son in law Andy. Andy was on the end and sitting next to him was another guy that Andy struck up a conversation with. We got out table and Andy told me that the guy was Greg Vaughn who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1986.

My first job out of college was the athletic trainer at Cal State, Dominguez Hills and I had a student trainer program. One of my students was John Adam who became the head trainer for the Brewers. So I go back into to bar and ask Greg if he knows John Adam. “Of course I do!!” and he pulls out his phone and dials John and puts him on speaker. The three of us are talking and John says “Guess who I am with?” The answer was my nephew Corey Hug. At the time John and Corey were the athletic trainer and physical therapist for the PGA Tour.  Corey is still with the PGA Tour and John is retired. Corey is the son of my brother in law Butch Hug. That is how a random encounter with a former baseball player that had no connection to Nebraska now has one. Here is a picture of Greg and I that he texted to John.

Greg Vaughn and David Max

What is your “Six degrees is only three” Nebraska story where you met another person and discovered that common Nebraska connection?

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