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COACH OF THE YEAR
Bob Devaney ................. National: Football News District 5 NCAA Nomination
                             Big 8: Associated Press, United Press International

ALL AMERICA
Bob Newton ........................ Associated Press, Coaches (Kodak) FWAA-Look,
                                          Football News, Central Press Captains,
                                              UPI, second team; NEA, second team
Jerry Murtaugh ................... Associated Press, Football News, Walter Camp,
                           Central Press Captains, second team; UPI, second team

ALL AMERICA MENTION
Joe Orduna ........................... UPI; Central Press Captain's, second team

HONORABLE
Guy Ingles, Johnny Rodgers, Donnie McGhee, Van Brownson, Jerry Tagge,
Joe Orduna, Willie Harper, Dave Walline, Joe Blahak

SOPHOMORE ALL AMERICAN
Johnny Rodgers ....................................... Football News, first team
Willie Harper ........................................ Football News, first team
Doug Dumler ......................................... Football News, second team
Joe Blahak .......................................... Football News, second team

BIG 8 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jerry Murtaugh ............................................................. UPI

BIG 8 SOPHOMORE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Willie Harper .............................................................. UPI

ORANGE BOWL
Jerry Tagge ................................................... Outstanding Back
Willie Harper .............................................. Outstanding Lineman

ALL BIG 8
OFFENSE
Bob Newton ......................................... Omaha World Herald, AP, UPI
Johnny Rodgers ......... Omaha World Herald, UPI (Second Team), AP (Second Team)
Donnie McGhee .......................................... Omaha World Herald, UPI
Joe Orduna ......................................... Omaha World Herald, AP, UPI
Paul Rogers ................................................ UPI, Kicker of Year
DEFENSE
Dave Walline ....................................... Omaha World Herald, AP, UPI
Ed Periard ......................................... Omaha World Herald, AP, UPI
Jerry Murtaugh ..................................... Omaha World Herald, AP, UPI
Bill Kosch ......................................... Omaha World Herald, AP, UPI
SECOND TEAM
Guy Ingles ......................................... UPI, AP (Honorable Mention)
Wally Winter ....................................... UPI, AP (Honorable Mention)
Van Brownson ....................................... UPI, AP (Honorable Mention)
Jerry Tagge ........................................ UPI, AP (Honorable Mention)

 

CORNHUSKER
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
BACK LINEMAN
vs.
WAKE FOREST
Jerry Tagge: Hit 9 to 12 passes for 168 yards, one a 61-yarder for a TD. Scored on 13-yard run.  Bob Newton: Great blocking helped NU run for 207 yards, pass for 168 and score 36 points.
 vs.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Joe Orduna: Rushed for season high of 135 yards and a 7.5 average. His 67-yard TD run gave NU a 21-14 lead to insure tie. (Big 8 Choice)  Jerry Murtaugh: Sensational defensive job, with 14 unassisted tackles and 11 assisted tackles. Also deflected a pass. (Big 8 Choice)
 vs.
ARMY
Johnny Rodgers: Caught 5 passes for 106 yards and 2 TDs. Rushed for 25 yards.  Ed Periard: Made six unassisted tackles and five assisted. Caught the Army quarterback four times for losses of 27 yards.
 vs.
MINNESOTA
Jeff Kinney: Carried 21 times for 91 yards, one TD.  Bob Newton: Led Nebraska line which opened holes for NU backs to net 240 yards rushing and 406 yards of total offense. (Big 8 Choice)
 vs.
MISSOURI
Joe Orduna & Jeff Kinney: Joint nomination, with Kinney netting 108 yards and one TD, Orduna 76 yards and a brilliant 41-yard run.  Ed Periard: Great job of defensive leadership. Total of 10 tackles, four unassisted.
 vs.
KANSAS
Van Brownson: Hit 10 of 15 passes, for 183 yards in first 1970 start. Two TD passes, the first an 80-yarder to put NU back in game in second quarter. (Big 8 Choice)  Bob Newton: Third nomination, for another great blocking performance. Huskers ran through Newton-opened holes during first half comeback.
 vs.
OKLAHOMA STATE
Paul Rogers: Kicked FGs of 42, 41 and 38 yards, and six of seven PATs for 15 points to lead NU scoring.  Bob Newton: Fourth nomination for Big 8 record. Outstanding job of blocking and pass protection.
 vs.
COLORADO
Van Brownson: Hit 11 of 17 passes for 173 yards and two TDs. Also ran for 30 yards.  Guy Ingles: Caught five passes for 112 yards and two TDs (35 and 39) in first quarter to get Nebraska a lead that held up for victory.
 vs.
IOWA STATE
Jerry Tagge: Hit 18 of 27 passes for 223 yards and two TDs. Also ran for 11 yards and one TD. (Big 8 Choice).  Doug Dumler: Brilliant job of pass protection, blocking helped NU throw for 223 yards. Also blocked well as rushing attack netted 342 yards.
 vs.
KANSAS STATE
Joe Blahak: Intercepted three Lynn Dickey passes to tie the NU record and made six unassisted tackles. Return yardage of 116 yards included a 53-yard run. (Big 8 Choice)  Jerry Murtaugh: Supplied aggressive leadership for NU defense which clobbered league leading K-State's attack. Made nine tackles and intercepted a pass in the first quarter to set-up NU's first TD and launch the rout.
 vs.
OKLAHOMA
Jim Anderson: Intercepted two passes and made four tackles. His second interception came in the end zone on the last play of the game to preserve a 28-21 victory and an undefeated season.  Ed Periard: Aggressive play was branded "outstanding" by Coach Bob Devaney. Made 8 tackles and kept pressure on Sooner QB throughout the game.