There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one. In the weeks ahead we’re sharing some of those gems online for the first time. Brought to you by Husker Army Presents 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.
>>Pepsi and Mountain Dew 12-ounce cans featured eight “HUSKER LEGENDS” quarterbacks in 1999: Brook Berringer, Dave Humm, Steve Taylor, Turner Gill, Vince Ferragamo, Jerry Tagge, Tommie Frazier and Scott Frost, pictured here.
>>Frost led Nebraska to a national championship as a senior in 1997, Tom Osborne’s final season as head coach. The national title was Osborne’s third in four seasons.
>>Frost was the first Husker quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 yards in the same season. He passed for 1,237 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 1,096 yards and 19 touchdowns in 1997. Bowl games were not included in official NCAA statistics.
>>Pepsi and Mountain Dew cans featured eight “HUSKER LEGENDS” running backs in 2000 and eight “HUSKER LEGENDS” rush ends in 2002, as well as bowl games in 2001 and Husker fans in 2003. The cans were distributed regionally.
Looking to add some new Husker memorabilia to your own collection? The 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show, presented by Husker Army, is the place for you the day after Nebraska’s spring game. Find full details of the event at the Husker Army Facebook page.
Mike is in his 40th year covering Husker athletics, after seven years of community-college teaching. He has written and edited a dozen books, all on Nebraska football except one, a brief history of Husker basketball. He previously wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Star and Huskers Illustrated. He enjoys music, from the Grateful Dead and Jack Johnson to Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Glenn Miller and pretty much anyone else.