The Players' and Coaches' Trophy Case

Browse a special portion of the Nebraska Cornhuskers' storied past through the collection of individual and team trophies in the Trophy Case.  This page lists individual awards and accomplishments on this frame, team championships and bowl trophies on the Team Page.  Click the award's name below to go to the official site for each.  Links to the left are to pages highlighting Huskers who received each award or trophy.  


Annual Big Ten Conference Awards

Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year

2011 - Lavonte David

Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year

2011 - Alfonzo Dennard

Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year

2011 - Brett Maher

2015 - Sam Foltz

Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year

2011 - Brett Maher 

2012 - Brett Maher


Presented annually to the defensive collegiate football player adjudged by the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States.

 

Chuck Bednarik Award (1)

2009 - Ndamukong Suh

 

Awarded annually to the top linebacker at the collegiate level of football.

Butkus Award (1)

1993 - Trev Alberts

 

Awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the United States.

Heisman Trophy (3)

1972 - Johnny Rodgers
1983 - Mike Rozier
2001 - Eric Crouch

"The Jet" Return Specialist Award

TBD

 


 The Rotary Lombardi Award goes annually to the college football lineman -- offense or defense -- who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifie s the discipline of Vince Lombardi.

Lombardi Award (5)

1972 - Rich Glover
1982 - Dave Rimington
1983 - Dean Steinkuhler
1997 - Grant Wistrom
2009 - Ndamukong Suh

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Maxwell Trophy (1)

1983 - Mike Rozier

 

Created to honor the best defensive college football player in the nation.

Bronko Nagurski Trophy (1)

2009 - Ndamukong Suh

 

Presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey O'Brien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks.

Davey O'Brien Award (1)

2001 - Eric Crouch


  Awarded to the best interior linemen on offense or defense in college football.

Outland Trophy (9)

1971 - Larry Jacobson

1972 - Rich Glover

1981 - Dave Rimington

1982 - Dave Rimington

1983 - Dean Steinkuhler

1992 - Will Shields

1994 - Zach Wiegert

1997 - Aaron Taylor

2009 - Ndamukong Suh

   Awarded to the player considered to be the best center in college football.

 

 

Rimington Award (1)

2000 - Dominic Raiola

Awarded annually in the United States to the nation's outstanding senior quarterback in college football.

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (1)

1995 - Tommie Frazier     

Awarded annually to the collegiate American football Player of the Year.

Walter Camp Player of the Year Award (3)

1972 - Johnny Rodgers

1983 - Mike Rozier

2001 - Eric Crouch

 


College Football Hall of Fame Players

Ed Weir, 1951

George Sauer, 1954

Guy Chamberlain, 1962

Clarence Swanson, 1973

Sam Francis, 1977

Bobby Reynolds, 1984

Forrest Behm, 1988

Wayne Meylan, 1991

Bob Brown, 1993

Rich Glover, 1995

Dave Rimington, 1997

Johnny Rodgers, 2000

Grant Wistrom, 2009

Will Shields, 2011

Tommie Frazier, 2013

Trev Alberts, 2015

Bronko Nagurski Legends Award (1)

2012 - Larry Jacobson

 

NCAA Top Eight Award

Randy Schleusner, 1981

Dave Rimington, 1981

Mark Traynowicz, 1985

Jake Young, 1990  

Patrick Tyrance, 1991

Trev Alberts, 1993

Rob Zatechka, 1994

Aaron Graham, 1995

Grant Wistrom, 1997

 

CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

Dave Rimington, 2004

Patrick Tyrance, 2009

Walter Camp Distinguished Armerican Award

Tom Osborne, 2012

  

Walter Camp Man of the Year Award

Will Shields, 2011

 

Walter Camp Alumni Award

Mike Rozier, 2006

 

Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award

Bob Devaney, 1971


College Football Hall of Fame Coaches

Fielding "Hurry Up" Yost, 1951

Dana X. Bible, 1951

Lawrence "Biff" Jones, 1954

Eddie "Robbie" Robinson, 1955

Bob Devaney, 1981

Tom Osborne, 1999

 

AFCA Coach of the Year Award

Tom Osborne, 1994

AFCA Tuss McLaughry Award

Tom Osborne, 2008

Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Osborne, 2000

Dick Enberg Award

Tom Osborne, 2003

Orange Bowl Hall of Fame

Jerry Tagge, 1989

Rich Glover, 1990

Bob Brown, 1994

Mike Rozier, 1995

Johnny Rodgers, 1996

Irving Fryar, 2001

Tommie Frazier, 2002

Turner Gill, 2006

Dave Rimington, 2010

Ahman Green, 2014

 

Coaches

Bob Devaney, 1976

Tom Osborne, 1991

Retired Jerseys

1949 - Tom Novak, 40*

1972 - Johnny Rodgers, 20

1972 - Rich Glover, 79

1982 - Dave Rimington, 50

1983 - Mike Rozier, 30

1983 - Dean Steinkuhler, 71

1994 - Larry Jacobson, 75

1994 - Will Shields, 75

1994 - Trev Alberts, 34

1994 - Zach Wiegert, 74

1996 - Tommy Frazier, 15

1998 - Aaron Taylor, 67

1998 - Grant Wistrom, 98

Retired Jerseys (continued)

2002 - Dominic Raiola, 54 

2002 - Eric Crouch, 7 

2004 - Bob Brown, 64* 

2009 - Ndamukong Suh, 93

2017 - Guy Chamberlain, No #

2017 - Clarence Swanson, 1

2017 - Ed Weir, 35

2017 - George Sauer, 25

2017 - Sam Fancis, 38

2017 - Forrest Behm, 33

2017 - Bobby Reynolds, 12

2017 - Wayne Meylan, 66

*Number Permanently Retired


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Tom Novak Award

1950 - Charles Toogood, T
1951 - Frank Simon, E
1952 - Ed Husmann, T
1953 - Ted Connor, T
1954 - Bob Wagner, G
1955 - Rex Fischer, HB
1956 - LaVerne Torczon, G

1957 - Jerry Brown, FB
1958 - Dick McCashland, FB
1959 - Harry Tolly, QB
1960 - Pat Fischer, QB
1961 - Don Purcell, E
1962 - Dwain Carlson, G
1963 - Dennis Claridge, QB
1964 - Lyle Sittler, C
1965 - Tony Jeter, E
1966 - Larry Wachholtz, DB
1967 - Wayne Meylan, MG
1968 - Ernie Sigler, QB
1969 - Al Larson, DB
1970 - Joe Orduna, HB
1971 - Jeff Kinney, HB
1972 - Rich Glover, MG
1973 - John Bell, MG
1974 - Tom Ruud, LB
1975 - Tony Davis, FB
1976 - Clete Pillen, LB
1977 - Monte Anthony, FB

1978 - Rick Berns, IB
1979 - Tim Wurth, RB
1980 - Jeff Quinn, QB
1981 - Mark Mauer, QB

1982 - Steve McWhirter, LB
1983 - Turner Gill, QB
1984 - Craig Sundberg, QB
1985 - Travis Turner, QB
1986 - Marc Munford, LB
1987 - Von Sheppard, WB
1988 - Todd Millikan, TE
1989 - Mike Murray, MG
1990 - Kenny Walker, DT
1991 - Keithen McCant, QB
1992 - Lance Lewis, FB
1993 - John Reece, FS
1994 - Matt Shaw, TE
1995 - Tommie Frazier, QB
1996 - Mike Minter, ROV
1997 - Scott Frost, QB
1998 - Monte Christo, QB

1999 - Adam Julch, OT
2000 - Troy Watchorn, FS
2001 - John Gibson, WB
2002 - John Garrison, C

2003 - Jason Lohr, DT, Jammal Lord, QB
2004 - Jake Andersen, OL
2005 - Cory Ross, IB
2006 - Greg Austin, OG
2007 - Cortney Grixby, CB
2008 - Joe Ganz, QB
2009 - Phillip Dillard, LB
2010 - Rickey Thenarse, S
2011 - Mike Caputo, C; Terrence Moore, DL
2012 - Sean Fisher, LB
2013 - Ron Kellogg III, QB
2014 - Trevor Roach, LB
2015 - Andy Janovich, FB
2016 - Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB


AFCA Good Works Team

(* Denotes Team Captain)

Troy Branch, 1992, 1993

Donta Jones, 1994

Aaron Graham, 1995

Jared Tomich, 1996

Dan Alexander, 1999

Patrick Kabongo, 2001

Troy Hassebroek, 2002

Sandro DeAngelis, 2003

Mark LeFlour, 2005

Dane Todd, 2006

Jared Crick, 2011

*Rex Burkhead, 2012

1983 Orange Bowl MVP - Turner Gill 1996 Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player - Damon Benning

Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player

1971 - Jerry Tagge, Willie Harper

1972 - Jerry Tagge, Rich Glover

1973 - Johnny Rogers, Rich Glover

1983 - Turner Gill*, Dave Rimington

1989 - Charles Fryer

1992 - Tyrone Legette

1993 - Corey Dixon

1994 - Tommie Frazier

1995 - Tommie Frazier

1996 - Damon Benning (December)*

1998 - Ahman Green

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Alamo Bowl Most Valuable Player

2000 - Dan Alexaner, Kyle Vanden Bosch

2003 - Jammal Lord, Trevor Johnson

2005 - Cory Ross

 

Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player

2009 - Joe Ganz

2014 - Quincy Enunwa 

Cotton Bowl Most Valuable Player

1974 - Tony Davis

 

Fiesta Bowl Most Valuable Player

1988 - Neil Smith

1996 - Tommie Frazier, Michael Booker

2000 - Eric Crouch, Mike Brown

 

Foster Farms Bowl Most Valuable Player

2015 - Tommy Armstrong Jr.

 

Holiday Bowl Most Valuable Player

1998 - Mike Rucker

2009 - Miles Paul, Matt O'Hanlon

 

Sugar Bowl Most Outstatanding Player

1975 - Tony Davis

1985 - Craig Sundberg 

 1987 - Steve Taylor

  

Sun Bowl Most Valuable Player

1969 - Paul Rogers

1980 - Jeff Quinn



Gerald R. Ford Legends Award

2011 - Mick Tinglehoff

Gen. Robert R. Neyland Trophy

Bob Devaney, 1980

Tom Osborne, 2000

Pro Football Hall of Fame

William Roy Lyman, 1964

Guy Chamberlain, 1965

Bob Brown, 2004

 Mick Tinglehoff, 2015

Will Shields, 2015

Amos Alonzo Stagg Award

Dana X. Bible, 1954

Bob Devaney, 1994

Tom Osborne, 2000