The College Football Hall of Fame released the candidates for the 2019 class with three Huskers being considered. Voting will take place this month, with the honorees being announced on Monday, January 7 prior to the College Football National Championship game.
The Husker nominees are:
Eric Crouch. The former Husker quarterback won the 2001 Heisman Trophy award and finished his career as the all-time leader in NCAA football for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 59.
Larry Jacobson. The former defensive tackle was a consensus first-team all-American and Outland Trophy winner for the 1971 National Champions
Zach Wiegert. The former offensive tackle was also a consensus first-team all-American and Outland Trophy winner for the 1994 National Champions.
Also nominated at the divisional level was former Nebraska-Kearney head coach Allen Zikmund. From 1955 through 1971, his Lopers won 11 conference titles with nine NAIA all-Americans. Zikmund, who passed away in January at age 95, played for the Huskers from 1939 through 1943 and was the youngest player at that time to catch a touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl.