Nebraska Cornhuskers News: The push for Dave Rimington’s number retirement, more

Center Dave Rimington #50 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks across the line of scrimmage (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Center Dave Rimington #50 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks across the line of scrimmage (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

Numbers are all the rage when it comes to the Nebraska Cornhuskers these days and that means it’s a perfect time to talk about retiring one.

Dave Rimington has long been recognized as one of the best Nebraska football players in program history. But for some reason, he hasn’t gotten the recognition he probably deserves by the program itself.

Dave Feit recently wrote that it’s time to rectify that. The best way to make sure that the former Nebraska Cornhusker finally gets that recognition is to retire his number.

"“Dave Rimington already had his jersey retired back in 1982. Additionally, the number 50 was out of circulation between 1982 and 1996, when linebacker Julius Jackson wore it. Since then, it’s been issued 27 of the last 28 seasons. No disrespect to the guys who have worn #50 in that span (notably, Kurt Mann and Jermarcus “Yoshi” Hardrick), but it has a rather forgettable group of players. But Dave Rimington is in an entirely different category. Among the many, many bullet points on his résumé, these three stand out.”"

Considering all the talk about jersey numbers this week, it seems like the perfect time for Feit’s open letter to the university about Rimington.

Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball gets another commit

Katy, Texas prospect Cooper Markle is the latest member of the 2024 recruiting class. who has pledged himself to the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team. The catcher/outfielder plays for Texas Twelve where former Husker Justin Seely now serves as the director.

Nebraska football players named to all-time player list

Bleacher Report recently put together a list of the best college players in the history of the sport and more than a few Nebraska Cornhuskers made that list. Ndamukong Suh was placed at number 30, Mike Rozier checked in at 26, the aforementioned Rimington was 22nd,  and former Husker legend Tommie Frazier was third on the list.

Nebraska Cornhuskers star doing it all

Malcolm Hertzog burst onto the scene last year as a freshman and it looks like he’s doing a good job on building on his first year in Lincoln. 247Sports writes that so far during fall camp, Hertzog has been playing all over the secondary.

That could be big for a unit that is going to be working to mix and match for the best results.