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Nebraska Football Ultimate Wide Receiver Bracket

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For a “Run the Dang Ball” school, there is a surprisingly impressive set of receivers to choose for the all-time best

Shout out to BrewCityHSKR for setting this up! Background: He put this in a comment on Frosted Flakes earlier this week (Monday to be exact). I didn’t mess with his seedings or who was on this list.

We loved the idea so much we went ahead and created the article so you can vote on each matchup. I left the polls open until Friday night. We’ll take the winner of each matchup and create the second round set of polls and new article this weekend.

The Bracket - First Round

1) Johnny Rodgers – Heisman, #1 in rec TDs, Holy Moly! Man, Woman and Child... (Huskers.com Bio)

vs

16) Jon Bostick – 19.7 yds/rec!! (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Which receiver wins between #1 seed Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers and #16 seed Jon Bostick

This poll is closed

  • 98%
    1. Johnny Rodgers
    (435 votes)
  • 1%
    16. Jon Bostick
    (7 votes)
442 votes total Vote Now

2) Irving Fryar – #1 Overall Draft Pick (Huskers.com Bio)

vs

15) Matt Davison – Nice catch Matt (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Which receiver wins between #2 Irving Fryar and #15 Matt Davison

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    2. Irving Fryar
    (391 votes)
  • 10%
    15. Matt Davison
    (45 votes)
436 votes total Vote Now

3) Stanley Morgan Jr.#1 all-time in receptions and rec yards (Huskers.com Bio)

vs

14) Brandon Reilly18.2 yds/rec, plus Michigan State (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Which receiver wins between #3 Stanley Morgan and #14 Brandon Reilly

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    3. Stanley Morgan, Jr.
    (424 votes)
  • 4%
    14. Brandon Reilly
    (22 votes)
446 votes total Vote Now

4) Kenny BellSecond on the Husker all-time list in reception yards and TDs, but a better blocker than SMJr (Huskers.com Bio)

vs

13) De’Mornay Pierson-El – Kirk Ferentz just punted to him again (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Who wins between #4 Kenny Bell and #13 De’Mornay Pierson-El

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    4. Kenny Bell
    (374 votes)
  • 14%
    13. De’Mornay Pierson-El
    (62 votes)
436 votes total Vote Now

5) Nate SwiftEssentially the SMJr of the Callahan era, Batman with 2 Robins (Huskers.com Bio)

12) Todd PetersonRobin to Swift’s Batman (Check out his Huskers.com Bio if for no other reason than to stare into his eyes - on second thought, don’t do it)

Poll

Who wins between #5 Nate Swift and #12 Todd Peterson?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    5. Nate Swift
    (388 votes)
  • 9%
    12. Todd Peterson
    (42 votes)
430 votes total Vote Now

6) Jordan WesterkampDid you know he was Tommy Armstrong’s roommate?, He ranks in the top 5 all time at Nebraska for receptions, and rec touchdowns (Huskers.com Bio)

vs

11) Terrence NunnAnother Robin to Swift’s Batman (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Who wins between #6 Jordan Westerkamp and #11 Terrence Nunn?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    6. Jordan Westerkamp
    (395 votes)
  • 9%
    11. Terrence Nunn
    (43 votes)
438 votes total Vote Now

7) J.D. Spielman – Three consecutive 800+ yd seasons, if he comes back for his senior season, he is likely to break most Husker career receiving records (Huskers.com Bio)

10) Niles PaulOnly 5 rec tds?!?! (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Who wins between #7 JD Spielman and #10 Niles Paul?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    7. JD Spielman
    (315 votes)
  • 27%
    10. Niles Paul
    (119 votes)
434 votes total Vote Now

8) Quincy Enunwarecord 12 rec touchdowns in a season including the YOLO Bomb that ties as the longest touchdown pass play in college football history (Huskers.com Bio)

vs

9) Maurice Purify16 rec tds over 2 seasons. Yes, I thought he’d be higher, too (Huskers.com Bio)

Poll

Of course we saved the hardest one for last. Who wins between #8 Quincy Enunwa and #9 Maurice Purify?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    8. Quincy Enunwa
    (293 votes)
  • 32%
    9. Maurice Purify
    (140 votes)
433 votes total Vote Now

So there you have it Corn Nation! Again, a big thank you to BrewCityHSKR for throwing this idea out!! Vote for your favorites and look for the second round sometime this weekend.