The Nebraska Greats Foundation Issues Grant to Former Husker Standout Battling COVID-19

The Nebraska Greats Foundation which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, has issued its first grant to a victim of COVID-19. Former UNL Football standout Keven Lightner, an All Big 8 performer in 1987 was struck with the Corona Virus while visiting Nebraska in the summer of 2020. He is an assistant coach with the Fujitsu Frontiers of Japan’s professional football league. Health authorities are certain he was infected while in Lincoln. Said Lightner, “I would like to thank the […]

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Former Wayne State Football Player Latest Recipient of Support From the Nebraska Greats Foundation

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501c-3) proudly announces the awarding of another life changing grant to a former Nebraska College Athletics letter winner. Drew Caskey, a two-year letter winner in football at Wayne State College (2000-2001) suffered a serious hip injury while playing. It grew progressively worse until doctors recently advised a complete hip replacement procedure. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Drew was furloughed from his position at the University of Nebraska and was left with a financial hardship, unable to access the procedure, travel costs and post-operative care. His application […]

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Tommie Frazier: Fan’s Choice as Favorite Husker of the Last 50 Years

After a HuskerNATION wide poll, former All-American QB Tommie Frazier was selected as the “Fan’s choice as the favorite Husker of the last 50 years.” Tommie will be presented with a special award at the annual Celebrity Sports Night event in August.

Thanks to everyone who voted and donated $50 to the Nebraska Greats Foundation which sponsored the on-line poll.

All donations are tax deductible and serve former collegiate athletes from Nebraska with medical needs and financial challenges. Learn more at

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From The AD’s Office: Joel Smith Chadron State College

MANY NEBRASKANS KNOW CHADRON STATE AS THE ALMA MATER OF TWO POPULAR NFL PLAYERS OF THE LAST GENERATION DON BEEBE AND DANNY WOODHEAD. HOW MUCH HAVE THEY MEANT TO THE PROGRAM LONG AFTER THEY PLAYED THEIR LAST GAME THERE? Both Don and Danny have been the national face of Chadron State Athletics. They both continue to support the college and have been integral in our effort to provide resources for our student athletes. They are also good men which reflects well on our program. BEFORE COMING TO CSC, YOU WERE […]

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