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 […]Continue reading
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.
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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 […]Continue reading
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. […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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, […]Continue reading
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, […]Continue reading
Former UNL Varsity and All American Gymnast Jim Unger was one of the NGF’s first recipients. Jim was injured in a freak bicycle accident and is confined to a wheel chair which was provided by the generous supporters of the NGF. Today, he leads an active lifestyle and is an outspoken supporter of what the Nebraska Greats Foundation can do to assist those in need. Many who follow the Nebraska Greats Foundation know of how the NGF assisted you after your accident. Update us on how you are doing and […]Continue reading
June 23, 2020 The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 non profit) www.negreats.org which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, proudly announces a partnership with Lincoln-based Opendorse, a social media marketing firm to assist the NGF in identifying qualified applicants. Terms were not disclosed. Opendorse will assist the NGF in building a roster of high-profile former Nebraska college athletes who will share NGF content on their social media platforms. “It’s time to turbo-charge the NGF brand directly to those who we believe […]Continue reading