Countdown to Husker Football Season: #12 - The Grace Of Turner Gill

I've been run over by a flu bug since posting the article about Quentin Castille, hence missing the postings on #14 and #13, which were, respectively two other quarterbacks, #14 Jerry Tagge and #13 Zac Taylor. 

Coming in at #12 as we continue our countdown to the 2009 Husker football season is my favorite Husker player of all time - Turner Gill. Perhaps I was influenced by the fact that I saw him play live during my tenure at Nebraska, or perhaps it's the fact that I've heard heard Gill speak an ill word of others, nor heard an ill word said about him as well. 

He never won a national title as a quarterback (oh, but for a two-point conversion), but Gill ran Tom Osborne's offense with a beauty and grace that has yet to be repeated. He had a 28-2 record as a starter, and was 20-0 against the rest of the Big Eight. 

Gill did win national titles as an assistant coach, serving as the quarterbacks coach from 1992-2004, while tutoring greats Tommie Frazier, Scott Frost and Heisman winner Eric Crouch.

I believe that Gill will be a tough act to follow for some time to come - who's your favorite all-time Husker and why? 

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