This week inHusker 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. | Vintage media guides
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: The Washington Huskies emerge as the preseason magazines' consensus pick for the national title, raising the stakes of Nebraska's road test at Seattle on Sept. 20. Also, 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.
2017: Bob Diaco is No. 7 in Athlon's top coordinator hires for 2017.