Nebraska honored its 1997 national championship team prior to the Wisconsin game, and the festivities included a special moment from one of the most memorable Huskers of the era.
Grant Wistrom, the Lombardi Award winner in 1997 and a two-time All-American, led the 2017 team in its recitation of the “Husker Prayer.” The prayer made its debut during the 1994 season — the first of three national titles the Huskers would win under Coach Tom Osborne – and has remained a key part of Husker tradition since.
Watch Grant Wistrom recite the Husker Prayer prior to the Wisconsin game Tunnel Walk. pic.twitter.com/OWBBeXjqve
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Wistrom, a defensive end, played on all three of the Osborne-era championship teams and joined a number of his teammates in being honored on the 20-year anniversary of Nebraska’s last national title.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.