This week in Husker history
The week of July 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
1937: Sam Francis, Nebraska's All-America fullback, signs with the Chicago Bears.
1942: Butch Wertman, a tackle on Nebraska's Rose Bowl team, is killed when his Army pursuit plane crashes in Connecticut. | Earlier feature story
1952: Plans are announced for the Huskers to eat postgame meals with visiting teams at the Student Union.
1962: Tom Osborne explains his decision to give up pro football and join Bob Devaney's staff as a graduate assistant.
«1967: Coach Bob Devaney's underdog West squad dominates statistically, but QB Steve Spurrier rallies the East to a 12-9 win in the Coaches All-America game in Atlanta. In photo, Nebraska's Larry Wachholtz makes a futile dive at Michigan State's Gene Washington on the East's game-winning play. Also on the West roster were NUs Kelly Petersen and Harry Wilson.
1972: Big Eight schools report brisk ticket sales after the league's unprecedented 1-2-3 finish in the final 1971 AP poll.
1982: After winning the Outland Trophy and being named the Big Eights offensive player of the year in 1981, Nebraska center Dave Rimington says he won't be resting on his laurels during his senior season.
1987: It is announced that the Farm Aid III concert will take place at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 19. That is a bye week for the Huskers, but it is understood there will be some disruptions in the team's practice routine. Coach Tom Osborne receives assurances that the turf will be protected.
1997: Former Husker Trev Alberts latest injury problem draws the scorn of his Indianapolis Colts teammate Jim Harbaugh. (Alberts, the No. 5 pick in the 1994 NFL draft, would retire from football a week and a half later.)
«2002: Herm Rohrig, whose 33-yard aerial to Allen Zikmund still stands as the only Husker touchdown pass in a Rose Bowl, dies at age 84 in Lincoln.
2007: Blue-chip offensive lineman Trevor Robinson of Elkhorn reconsiders his Nebraska commitment. (He later would decommit and sign with Notre Dame.)
2012: Nebraska assistant John Papuchis is listed as one of the Big Ten's rising coaching stars.