Former Husker Latest Sports Hero Supported by the Nebraska Greats Foundation

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3) is pleased to announce its latest grant award.

Former Nebraska Football walk-on Cartier Walker applied for assistance with lingering expenses related to his recent bout with prostate cancer.    These were expenses not covered by health insurance.

Says Walker “I would like to thank the Nebraska Greats Foundation for their support and kindness in my time of need.  Without this lifeline things would be very tough.  This is deeply appreciated and a great Foundation helping former players in need.”

Walker, originally from Atlantic City, NJ lettered on the 1988 Big 8 Championship team and is best remembered for a blocked punt returned for a touchdown in the Huskers win over UNLV.

Walker is the 26th former letter winner from 16 Nebraska based 4-year schools to receive assistance from the Nebraska Greats Foundation since 2014 but he is the 7th to be approved for a grant in 2020.   The NGF has granted over $340,000 to in-need former athletes since 2014.

The NGF is a public non-profit foundation aiding any former letter winning athlete from 16 Nebraska-based 4-year schools with a medical emergency and a financial challenge.  Recipients NEVER receive a direct subsidy as all proceeds are directed to service providers.   All gifts are tax deductible and can be made at


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