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Ultimate Husker Linebacker Bracket: The Final Four

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On closely contested matchup results in the first upset in the bracket. Now you get to decide who moves on to the finals.

In the closest vote of all of our brackets so far, #5 seed Carlos Polk edged out #4 seed Ed Stewart (52-48%) to reach the final four. That was a close one!

Now we have four left. Jerry Murtaugh, Lavonte David, Barrett Ruud and Carlos Polk make up your semi-finalists. Good luck voting on these matchups!

Key - AA = All-American; cAA = consensus AA, AC = all-conference

Final Four

Seriously. Good luck making choices in these matchups. Check out the highlights videos below (where I could find them). Polls will close on Saturday.

1) Jerry Murtaugh – AA, 2X AC. Mr. Husker set records for total tackles, tackles in a season, and tackles in a game. Stifled LSU to secure Nebraska’s first NC. (Huskers.com bio)

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5) Carlos Polk – AA, 2X AC. No Husker LB has cost the opponent more yards than Polk (134). (Huskers.com bio)

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker linebacker?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Jerry Murtaugh
    (165 votes)
  • 31%
    Carlos Polk
    (75 votes)
240 votes total Vote Now

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2) Lavonte David – cAA, 2X AC. Set record for tackles in a season. Logged 17 tackles vs Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. (Huskers.com bio)

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3) Barrett Ruud – AC. First in tackles, first in double-letters. His junior and senior tackle season totals stand as #2, and #3, all time, respectively. (Huskers.com bio)

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker linebacker?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    Lavonte David
    (189 votes)
  • 20%
    Barrett Ruud
    (50 votes)
239 votes total Vote Now

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Jerry Murtaugh

Lavonte David

Barrett Ruud

Carlos Polk