Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Roger Craig is once again getting a shot at the NFL Hall of Fame and this might be the time that he finally makes it.
Roger Craig is once again a semifinalist for the National Football League Hall of Fame. He’s one of 60 individuals that have earned that honor, but now comes the hard part.
This isn’t the first time he’s been named a Hall of Fame finalist, but there is some hope that this time might be the time that he actually gets the call. He’s got a steep climb though. The former Nebraska Cornhuskers star was eliminated from considering for the Hall in late July last year.
He’ll find out whether he gets to be a finalist on July 27. Even if he doesn’t make it, Craig has been one of the most decorated former Husker running backs in school history. He played in Lincoln from 1979 to 1982 and then joined the San Francisco 49ers. Once he went to the NFL, he had the rare distinction of making the playoffs in every season of his career.
He’s already a member of the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team and the 49ers Hall of Fame. He had four Pro-Bowl appearances and was an All-Pro in 1988.
Nebraska Cornhuskers in good hands
Josh Pate has sung the praises of Matt Rhule before but in his latest show, he talked about what he feels about the Nebraska football head coach. In that appearance he made it clear that he’s not concerned at all about what the Huskers coach is doing.
He said that even if Nebraska went 4-8 this season, it wouldn’t concern him at all, because he knows what he can do. He added that he’s very happy that Rhule is back in the college game. Pate feels that’s where Rhule belongs and that he’ll eventually be successful.
New Nebraska basketball star gets some love
Josiah Allick one of the Huskers’ transfers that is expected to make a big impact this fall and winter is a Nebraska native. He sat down recently to talk about his feelings regarding coming back home. In the video that was posted about that talk, former Husker Sam Griesel quote tweeted the video and gave him a shoutout.
Griesel wrote, “hometown Hero! Excited to watch you do your thing this year @allick_josiah.”
Nebraska Cornhuskers gets FIBA representation
One of the newest Nebraska Cornhuskers is going to be repping her country before she reps the university. incoming freshman Jessica Petrie leads Australia to the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Madrid, Spain, starting today and going through July 23.
The 6-2 forward from Gold Coast and the rest of the Australians will battle the hosts from Spain at 1:15 p.m. (CT) on Saturday in their opening game of Group A competition at the Sport Complex Espartales in Alcala de Henares. Australia enters the tournament ranked No. 3 in the world, while Spain is No. 4.
It should be interesting to see just what this young burgeoning Nebraska Cornhuskers star can do before she sets foot on campus for the regular season.