This week in Husker 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.
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