Ok,, so the guy I met may not be the Legend or fan favorite everyone is thinking, but he was awesome!!!
I recently took a trip to southern Nebraska, for the 4th , with my wife to visit her folks in Alma, Ne. Small town on the banks of the Harlan County Reservoir. We took the bikes so we could ride with her family and get away from the Black Hills. My wife just got her motorcycle license, and is doing great,,, so we hauled the bikes 8 hrs. to her folks place to do some country riding. Thats the side note.
While I was hanging out in the yard after riding, my in laws neighbor called me over and struck up a conversation. He asked if I was A Husker fan,,,Are you kidding me??!!!! He told me of his brother, who lived next to him. He says,,,John was on the 1971 National Championship team that kicked Alabama's ass!
So now i'm fired up and want to meet him!! He comes out and is this mild mannered easy going guy that just wants to have a beer with me. I'm excited to just meet a guy who played on a Nat. Champ. team. !!!!
I called my son,Riley, over so we can get a picture with him, and he says come on over to my house and I'll show you my memorabilia. Im just fired up at this point!!!!
He actually invited us into his house to see his NC pics, letter from Devaney, Lettermans jacket, and Ring!!! WOW!!!! Riley was just as excited as me!!!!
Check out the pictures, i know he wasn't a Huge star, but it was awesome to meet him!!!!!
In my opinion, being able to share the moment with my son, and meet someone on a championship team, and he let Riley wear his letterman jacket, was the best weekend!!!!
And this guy goes through life without anyone even knowing what he has been a part of!!!! We are good friends now and i was proud to meet him!!!
Just wanted to share this with everyone!!!!
Oh yea,,,His name is John Peterson,#66!