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This week in
Husker history

The week of April 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals
1932: Frank Crawford, who coached Nebraska in 1893 and ’94, recalls football's early days during a rare visit to Lincoln. | Full story
1937: A 60-yard touchdown gallop by John Howell is the highlight as the Reds hammer the Greens, 26-0, in the final scrimmage of spring. Meanwhile, multi-sport star Sam Francis sets a Kansas Relays record in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 6 inches. | Francis’ Hall of Fame page
1967: The defense dominates as the Huskers hold their third spring scrimmage. In the photo above, linebacker Ken Geddes tackles halfback Mick Ziegler while Barry Alvarez closes in
1997: Eight Huskers are taken in NFL draft, the most since 1980. Cornerback Michael Booker leads the way as the Atlanta Falcons select him with the 11th pick of the first round. | Huskers in the draft
2002: I-backs Dahrran Diedrick and Marques Simmons put up solid numbers in the spring game.
2012: Alfonzo Dennard's NFL draft stock takes at hit as the former Husker cornerback is jailed on suspicion of assaulting a Lincoln police officer.
2017: Four days after the spring game, Mike Riley names Tulane transfer Tanner Lee the starter at quarterback heading into summer.