This week inHusker history
The week of April 28-May 4, looking back in five-year intervals
1908: Fred Hunter (1879-1964), a guard for Nebraska in the early 1900s as well as a member of the debate team who earned Phi Beta Kappa honors, is named superintendent of schools in Norfolk, Neb. It was one of at least four Nebraska school systems he headed, including Lincolns, before he became superintendent in Oakland, Calif., in 1917. He would go on to serve as chancellor of the University of Denver from 1928 to 1935 and as chancellor of the state university system in Oregon from 1935 to 1946.
1948: Ken Fischer passes for two touchdowns and his brother Cletus scores two of his own as the Blues clobber the undermanned Reds, 38-7, in the Huskers' final spring scrimmage. Also, Nebraska end and punter Jack Pesek turns pro with two years of eligibility remaining.
1953: The Varsity rallies for a 16-13 win over the Alumni in a cold and rainy spring game featuring Fischer brothers on both teams.
1963: An Omaha World-Herald story gives readers an idea of what a day in the life of Bob Devaney is like.
1978: Dean Sukup's 30-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining lifts the Whites to a 14-13 win over the Reds in the spring game. Also, NFL teams select eight Huskers, tied for second most in the 1978 NFL draft.
1993: The Kansas City Chiefs sign guard Will Shields, the team's third-round pick in the NFL draft.
2003: After letting go of offensive-coordinator duties, head coach Frank Solich describes his role as more of an overseer and less of a meddler.
2013: The Big Ten announces it will move to East-West divisions starting in 2014 and a nine-game league schedule beginning in 2016.
2018: The NFL draft ends with quarterback Tanner Lee as the only Husker selected, extending Nebraska's streak to 56 years with at least one player picked. Also, Dennis Claridge, who quarterbacked Nebraska to the program's first two bowl wins, dies at age 76 after a battle with cancer. | Orange Bowl run