This week inHusker history
The week of April 29-May 5, looking back in five-year intervals
1937: New coach Biff Jones wraps up a 1,500-mile meet-and-greet tour of the state.
«1947: Cletus Fischer stars as the Blues top the Reds, 21-6, in the final scrimmage of spring before several hundred fans at Memorial Stadium. Fischer and his younger brothers Ken, Pat and Rex all lettered at Nebraska, and Cletus was an assistant coach from 1960 to 1985.
1962: Improved aggressiveness on defense pleases Bob Devaney as the Huskers scrimmage for the final time before the spring game: 1, 2
1967: Former Husker Sam Schwartzkopf is elected mayor of Lincoln. Also, the Oklahoma game is moved up two days to Thanksgiving to accommodate TV plans.
«1972: Running back Jeff Kinney, a first-round draft pick, signs with the Chiefs. Meanwhile, the Huskers show some defensive depth in the final scrimmage before the spring game.
1977: The Reds eke out a 23-21 win in the spring game, and the competition at quarterback remains every bit as close as the score.
2002: Curt Dukes, a true freshman who enrolled a semester early to take part in spring ball, is named No. 2 at quarterback behind Jammal Lord
2007: Fullback Dane Todd is awarded the Walter Byers Scholarship, the NCAA's top academic honor
2012: Larry Jacobson, Nebraska's 1971 Outland Trophy winner, is named recipient of the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. | Bio
2017: Nathan Gerry goes to the Eagles as a linebacker in the fifth round of the NFL draft, but it's the first time since 1962 for Nebraska without multiple picks. Also, Central Florida head coach Scott Frost signs a contract extension through the 2021 season.