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, Tim faced emergency Cataract surgery, but was unable to access the health care. Because he needed the surgery now, the application was expedited. His situation was vetted thoroughly and his grant was approved in less than one week. He is now scheduled for Cataract surgery and hopes to be back working full time soon.

Said Tim upon hearing the news, “The Nebraska Greats isn’t just a SIGHT savior, but a life saver. They came to my assistance when my sight was compromised. I was having a hard time financially and personally until I asked for help. And they came through.
If you’re an ex athlete and need help, don’t let your pride get in the way. Ask for it!”

Thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors, Tim Wurth’s life has changed!