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This week in
Husker history

The week of April 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals
1914: Vic Halligan is elected captain of the 1914 Cornhusker football team. The senior tackle from North Platte would become Nebraska's first football All-American. | Bio
1929: With the quarterback position still wide open, the Huskers hold a practice game on a slippery field as spring drills continue.
1939: “Harvard” nips “Yale,” 10-7, as the Huskers’ spring practices end. Vike Francis’ 26-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter was the difference, and more than 2,000 fans attended.
Knight and Seeman
Knight and Seeman
1944: A pair of former Husker teammates, end George Seeman (1936, ’38, ’39) and quarterback George “Bus” Knight (1938, ’39, ’40), describe their roles in low-altitude World War II bombing raids in the Pacific Theater.
1954: Husker football halfback Dirkes Rolston becomes a footnote in NU baseball history by walking with the bases loaded to give the Nebraska its only run in a no-hitter pitched by Nebraska's Richard Geier against Kansas. It remains the only nine-inning no-hit, no-walk game by a Husker pitcher.
1964: In a Saturday scrimmage, the lower units humble a complacent Red squad. The Daily Nebraskan speculates that linemen Dick Czap, Mike Grace and Dennis Carlson and backs Ron Kirkland, Harry Wilson and Pete Tatman could be moving up the depth chart.
1984: Greg McQuitter, a Husker defensive back in 1977, marries boxer Muhammad Ali's ex-wife, Khalilah Ali, in Las Vegas. The marriage would last just a few months.
1994: I-back Lawrence Phillips sets the stage for his sophomore season by rushing for 156 yards in the Red-White game.
2004: Coach Bill Callahan says the starting quarterback won't be determined until fall camp, although Joe Dailey emerges from spring ball atop the depth chart.
2009: Three Huskers – Cody Glenn, Matt Slauson and Lydon Murtha – are taken in the NFL draft, all on the final day.
2014: Nebraska signee Monte Harrison ponders his football/baseball decision.
2019: Grant Wistrom, Ed Weir and Carol Frost are among the seven 2019 inductees in the all-sport Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame.