This week in Husker history
The week of July 22-28, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1942: Newly graduated Husker linemen George Abel (pictured) and Clarence Herndon receive invitations to play for the collegiate all-star team that will face the NFL champion Chicago Bears in late August.
1947: Dr. Oliver Everett, team physician for Nebraska football for a quarter-century, dies at age 65.
1957: Bud Wilkinson's conservative version of the split-T offense at Oklahoma is becoming all the rage, with new Husker coach Bill Jennings seen as being part of the movement.
1962: The first press brochure (A.K.A. media guide) of the Devaney era rolls off the presses.
1972: A college all-star team coached by Bob Devaney and quarterbacked by Jerry Tagge loses to the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys, 20-7, before a crowd of 54,000-plus in Chicago.
1987: Rookie cornerback Brian Davis, the 30th pick in the NFL draft, signs with the Redskins.
1997: Former Husker Trev Alberts announces his retirement from pro football after three injury-plagued seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
«2002: Elmer Dohrmann, whose 11 varsity letters in four sports still stand as a Nebraska record, dies at age 84 in California. The Staplehurst, Neb., native earned letters in football (1935-36-37), basketball (1936-37-38), baseball (1936-37-38) and track (1936-37). He garnered all-conference honors at end in football in 1937 and was the 49th player chosen in the 1938 NFL draft.
2007: Athletic director Steve Pederson gets a five-year extension of his contract, through June 2013.
2012: The East Stadium expansion project is in full swing with 13 months to go before its scheduled completion.