Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year: Search by Name

Bill Holliday - Wilsonville

Bob Boozer - Omaha Tech

Bob Cerv - Weston

Bob Gibson - Omaha Tech

Bobby Reynolds - Grand Island

Ed Haenfler - Grant

Ed Johnson - Lincoln Northeast

Ed Weir - Superior

Fred Hare - Omaha Tech

Gale Sayers - Omaha Central

Gregg McBride - Lincoln

Grover Cleveland Alexander - St. Paul

Jim Hartung - Omaha South

Julie Vollertsen Melli - Palmyra

Kent McCloughan - Broken Bow

Lloyd Cardwell - Seward

Maurice H. Palrang - Boys Town

Nancy Kindig Malone - Hastings St. Cecilia

Neal Mosser - Omaha Tech

Nile Kinnick - Omaha Benson

Richie Ashburn - Tilden

Sam Crawford - Wahoo

Tom Osborne - Hastings

W.L. "Dutch" Zorn - Gothenburg

Wayne Binfield - Scottsbluff

Athlete. Omaha Tech Class of 1969. High school athlete of the year. 1972 Heisman Trophy Winner. Before he became one of the most exciting players to ever wear the Cornhusker Scarlet and Cream, his exploits on Omaha’s high school football fields was nothing short of legendary. He ran the ball, caught it, returned it.  He was also outstanding on defense.  Other high school exploits included a state championship in the long jump and all-star laurels in basketball where he was a 20-point a game player.

Rodgers blossomed as a national star in 1971 to lead Nebraska to its second consecutive national championship. It was Rodgers’ sensational 72-yard punt return for the first touchdown that ignited the Huskers’ thrilling 35-31 victory over Oklahoma in the “Game of the Century” in 1971. His 77-yard punt return touchdown against Alabama helped trigger the 38-6 Orange Bowl victory and sewed up Nebraska’s second national title.

He owned 43 school records, seven conference records and four NCAA records during his three-year career, in which Nebraska posted a 32-2-2 record. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 14, 2000, in New York. Played in both Canandian and National Football League professional leagues.

Rodgers returned to Omaha involved in community and public relations, including the Husker Heisman weekend and his company, Jetwear.