50 Years Campaign


January 14, 1971….The President of the United States made a special stop to personally declare college football’s National Champion.

Air Force One landed in Lincoln carrying President Richard M. Nixon for celebration before a packed NU Coliseum. He presented a presidential plaque detailing the 11-0-1 season and a Number 1 finish in the Associated Press Poll.

In commemoration of NU’s first National Title 50 years ago and the generation of excellence that followed, the Nebraska Greats Foundation is asking Husker fans from around the world to make a $50.00 tax deductible donation (which helps the NGF serve former athletes facing medical and financial challenges) and vote for your favorite Husker football player of the last 50 years.

After all the votes are tallied, the NGF will present the winner with a special “People’s Choice” award at the 2021 Celebrity Sports Night event in LaVista, NE.

Thank you for donating and voting!  GBR!