Nebraska football: A look at every Husker QB taken in the NFL draft

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Gerry Gdowski

Gerry Gdowksi is an interesting case when it comes to the Nebraska football team. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Gerry is that he was a starter for the Cornhuskers for one season, but that season was enough to get him drafted.

To be fair, that one season was insanely good. It could be argued it was one of the best all around seasons of any Husker quarterback. Running the ball, Gdwoski had 925 yards on 117 carries (7.9 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns.

It was his ability to be effective through the air that got the NFL’s attention. Gdowski threw for over 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns and just two interceptions.

That 52.2 completion percentage was also something that was quite impressive to see when  talking about Cornhusker quarterbacks.

That performance was good enough to get Gdowski drafted in the eighth round by the New Orleans Saints. Those Saints weren’t merely drafting the quarterback as a kind of long shot either.

While he didn’t end making the roster, there was talk for quite a while during the 1990 mini-camps that he might be able to make the roster.

Eventually, things didn’t work out for Gerry Gdowski and he never managed to appear in a game in the NFL. These days, the former Nebraska football quarterback is trying to help other QBs make the pros. He’s currently in his fifth season with Vanderbilt and third as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

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