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1978 CORNHUSKER HONORS

OTHER SEASONS COACH OF THE YEAR TOM OSBORNE........................Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year UPI & AP Big 8 Coach of the Year ALL AMERICA KELVIN CLARK, Tackle....................Football Writers, Football News, Walter Camp, AP, Coaches All American GEORGE ANDREWS, Defensive End.........................Football News, NEA Second Team Steve Lindquist, OG ..................................Football News, UPI George Andrews, DE...............................................UPI, AP Kelvin Clark, OT.....................................................NEA Third Team Junior Miller, TE ....................................................AP Steve Lindquist, OG ................................................AP Honorable Mention Junior Miller, TE....................................................UPI Rick Berns, RB........................................................AP I. M. Hipp, RB........................................................AP Rod Horn, DT..........................................................AP Lee Kunz, LB..........................................................AP ACADEMIC ALL AMERICAN First Team Jim Pillen, DB ...........................................3.87 (Pre-Vet) George Andrews, DE............................................3.1 (Bus.) ALL BIG 8 RICK BERNS, RB ..............................Omaha World-Herald, AP, UPI JUNIOR MILLER, TE ...............................Omaha World-Herald, AP STEVE LINDQUIST, G ..........................Omaha World-Herald, AP, UPI KELVIN CLARK, T..............................Omaha World-Herald, AP, UPI KENNY BROWN, WB.......................................Omaha World-Herald GEORGE ANDREWS, DE...........................Omaha World-Herald, AP, UPI JIM PILLEN, DB....................................Omaha World-Herald, AP ROD HORN, DT .......................................................UPI Second Team Kerry Weinmaster, MG ................................................AP Rod Horn, DT..........................................................AP Lee Kunz, LB ....................................................AP, UPI I. M. Hipp, RB...................................................AP, UPI Junior Miller, TE....................................................UPI Barney Cotton, G.....................................................UPI Kenny Brown, B .....................................................UPI Billy Todd, K........................................................UPI Tim Smith, P ........................................................UPI Jim Pillen, DB .....................................................UPI Honorable Mention Kerry Weinmaster, MG ..........................................UPI, W-H Tom Sorley, QB...................................................AP, W-H Kenny Brown, RB ....................................................AP Barney Cotton, G.................................................AP, W-H Tom Ohrt, T...........................................................AP Derrie Nelson, DE................................................AP, W-H Andy Means, DB ......................................................AP Kelly Saalfeld, C....................................................W-H Rod Horn, DT.........................................................W-H Lee Kunz, LB .......................................................W-H Jeff Hansen, DB......................................................W-H Andra Franklin, FB....................................................AP Academic All Big 8—First Team Offense Tom Ohrt, OT (Hon. Capt.) ................................3.69 (Pre Med) Tim Smith, SE ......................................3.26 (Bus.)—2nd time Tom Sorley, QB..................................3.29 (Account.)—2nd time Tim Wurth, RB.............................................3.38 (Pre Med) Kelly Saalfeld, C ..........................................3.30 (Econ.) Defense Jim Pillen, DB (Hon. Capt.)......................3.87 (Pre Vet)—2nd time George Andrews, DE ..................................3.1 (Bus.)—2nd time Rod Horn, DT ...............................................3.19 (Agri.) Tim Fischer, DB ............................................3.79 (Agri.) National Weekly Honors California—I.M. Hipp, I-Back—UPI Backfield of the Week. ABC-TV Chevrolet Player of the Game Alabama—George Andrews—Defensive Player of the Game Indiana—I.M. Hipp—Offensive Player of the Game Oklahoma—Rick Berns—Offensive Player of the Game Oklahoma—Jim Pillen—Defensive Player of the Game Big 8 Player of the Week Kansas State—Junior Miller, TE—Offensive Player of the Week. Oklahoma—Rick Berns, I-Back—Offensive Player of the Week. Oklahoma—Jim Pillen, DB—Defensive Player of the Week
HUSKER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Game Offense Defense
Alabama Billy Todd, K George Andrews, DE
  Tim Smith, P  
California I.M. Hipp, IB Kerry Weinmaster, MG
Hawaii Tom Sorley, QB George Andrews, DE
Indiana I.M. Hipp, IB Lee Kunz, LB
Iowa State Tim Wurth, IB Kerry Weinmaster, MG
Kansas State Junior Miller, TE Kerry Weinmaster, MG
Colorado Rick Berns, IB Lee Kunz, LB
Oklahoma State      Billy Todd, K Lee Kunz, LB
Kansas Craig Johnson, IB      Dan Pensick, DT
Oklahoma Rick Berns, IB Jim Pillen, DB
Missouri Rick Berns, IB Lee Kuntz, LB
1978 Optimist Awards Offensive Line.............................................Barney Cotton Offensive Back................................................Rick Berns Defensive Line............................................George Andrews Defensive Back................................................Jim Pillen Special Awards Rick Berns, IB .......................................Hinky Dinky Trophy (1978 Most Popular Cornhusker) Jim Pillen, DB............................NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship (Kansas State Vet School)