Nebraska lost a key member of its football family on Christmas Day with the passing of longtime trainer George Sullivan. If you haven't yet, be sure to read Mike Babcock's remembrance of Sullivan. It's a powerful and personal tribute to a man whose impact on the Nebraska football program will never really fade. Sullivan will remain a part of each Husker season going forward via the scholarship fund in his name.
The George Finley Sullivan Scholarship has been awarded to a Nebraska football player who excels on and off the field since 2008. From Huskers.com:
The George Finley Sullivan Scholarship is given annually to a member of the University of Nebraska football program who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and has demonstrated exceptional character. Preference is given to those who have expressed a desire to pursue a career in a health-related field after graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A celebration of life service is scheduled for Jan. 4 (more info) in Lincoln. The family has requested that memorials be given to the Sullivan Scholarship fund.
Over the 11 seasons the Sullivan Scholarship has been awarded, nine Huskers have received the award.
- 2008 – WR Todd Petersen
- 2009 – K Adi Kunalic
- 2010 – LB Sean Fisher
- 2011 – LB Sean Fisher
- 2012 – LB Sean Fisher
- 2013 – TE Jake Long
- 2014 – QB Johnny Stanton
- 2015 – WR De’Mornay Pierson-El
- 2016 – LB Chris Weber
- 2017 – TE Connor Ketter
- 2018 – DE Ben Stille
The Grab Bag
- Former Nebraska offensive lineman, and offensive line coach, John Garrison is taking a job at North Carolina State.
- If you missed the unique way in which Bob Diaco speaks, and have a subscription to The Athletic, he gave his first interview in a while.
- Greg Smith identifies some defensive prospects to watch as Nebraska ramps up to February’s signing day.
- Jacob Padilla on the scoring punch and energy level Nana Akenten is bringing off the bench for the Huskers.
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