Nebraska Cornhuskers who had the most memorable NFL careers

Here is a list of the most memorable NFL careers by Nebraska football alums including some dominant linemen on both sides of the football.
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Nebraska football has a long history of placing players into the NFL. That list dates back to 1936 when the first Cornhusker, Bernie Sherer, was drafted.

Of course, not all have gone on to wild success. However, a select few have made unforgettable marks in the NFL. Let's look at the most memorable NFL careers by Cornhusker alums.

No. 10: Vince Feragamo

Not a lot of NFL quarterbacks have come out of the Nebraska program given that for most of its history, Nebraska has been all about running the football. However, Vince Feragamo is one exception.

Drafted in the fourth round of the1977 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, Ferragamo didn't get a shot to start until the middle of the 1979 season. That year, an injury to starter Pat Haden put Feragamo into the spotlight for the Rams.

He would lead his team to road wins over the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs. Then, Ferragamo started in Super Bowl XIV making him the first quarterback to start a Super Bowl in the same season as his first career start. The underdog Rams put up a good fight but fell 31–19 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ferragamo had his best statistical season a year later in which he threw for 30 touchdowns, tied for second most in the NFL. The Rams again made the playoffs but lost to the Cowboys, 34–13.

After a year in the Canadian Football League, he returned to the NFL in 1982 as a backup. In 1983, he started again and led L.A. back to the playoffs. A year after that, he was the starter but a broken finger ended his season. In 1985 he moved on to play for the Buffalo Bills.

He finished his career with 11,336 passing yards and 76 TD passes. He appeared in 75 games going 27-26-0 as a starter and completing 55.9% of his passes.