FORMER CREIGHTON BASKETBALL AND UNL FOOTBALL STANDOUTS JOIN THE NEBRASKA GREATS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (www.negreats.org) announces the appointment of former Creighton Basketball captain Matt West and Husker Football record setter Kris Brown to three year terms. “These are two outstanding professionals and family men with tremendous records of achievement during their playing days but even more so since entering private life. Our organization will be enhanced by their contributions and our current and future recipients couldn’t have two greater advocates.” Says NGF Executive Director Jim Rose. The Dallas-native Brown helped bring home two national championships and set numerous school place-kicking […]

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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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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 www.negreats.org

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Veteran Fund Raising Executive Dobbs To Join The Nebraska Greats Foundation

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (www.negreats.org) a 501C-3 public foundation which serves the medical needs of former Nebraska collegiate athletes is proud to announce the addition of Development Executive Mike Dobbs. He will serve as Chief Development Officer and begin officially on January 4, 2021. “Mike is a terrific get for the NE Greats. He brings years of experience connecting the donor community to the needs of athletes, young and old in Nebraska. He is well liked and respected across the country representing collegiate athletics. We couldn’t be more pleased for […]

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From The AD’s Office: Bill Moos, UNL

Longtime College athletics Administrator Bill Moos took over the reins of Husker Athletics in 2018 and immediately set upon the task of making Husker athletics competitive again for both Conference Titles and National Championships in some of the highest profile sports. Since his arrival in Lincoln, he has hired Scott Frost as Football Coach, Fred Hoiberg as Men’s Basketball Coach and Will Bolt as Head Baseball Coach. The former standout offensive lineman at Washington State, has directed athletic programs at Montana, his Alma Mater (WSU) and the University of Oregon. […]

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Former Husker Latest Sports Hero Supported by the Nebraska Greats Foundation

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3) www.negreats.com 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 […]

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NGF Outcomes: Tim Wurth

NGF Outcomes: Tim Wurth One of the NGF’s most recent recipients is former Husker I-back Tim Wurth. He started at Burke High School in Omaha in the mid 70’s before a productive career at Nebraska. He lettered on the 1977, ’78 and ’79 Husker FB teams as a quality back up to I.M. Hipp, Rick Berns and Jarvis Redwine. Tim has been struggling with a variety of health issues including Neuropathy and Type II Diabetes which has led to serious vision issues. Before applying for a grant from the NGF, […]

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NGF Supporter Spotlight: Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber of Atlanta, GA, founder of American Home Surfaces, one of the largest flooring companies in the country was one of the first supporters of the Nebraska Greats Foundation. A former letter winner and key offensive lineman, he has two rings from NU’s first national title teams. In 2019, the NGF made Bruce the first ever recipient of the “Andra Franklin Service Award.” Bruce, what kind of a football player were you? Both 1970 & 1971 National Champions teams… Specialty Teams, Smaller Size (5’11/225lb), Fastest Offensive Pulling Guard, Smart, […]

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