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Nebraska Football Ultimate Quarterback Bracket

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The more we tried to analyze these seedings, the harder it got to figure out

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Here is it! The second installment of “ultimate” players in Nebraska football history. A big THANK YOU to BrewCityHSKR for setting this one up too!

Full disclaimer: This time, we futzed with Brew’s seedings a little bit. I think the CN staff gave a bit more deference to QBs on high-achieving teams, therefore Tagge and Frost went up a spot or three and Steve Taylor from 13 to 9. TMart, Ganz and Armstrong went down a spot or two (perhaps should have gone down more?) One that we [probably] didn’t mess with enough was Dave Humm at 14 (originally 15). A two-time All-American who finished fifth in Heisman balloting doesn’t seem like he should be a 14 seed, but can you imagine how modern Husker fans would lose their collective minds over a QB who threw 14 interceptions every season?!?

We’re going to try a new format for this one. There won’t be any voting on this initial article. The seedings will be presented and the CN community can make a case for their favorite players in the comments. If we really messed up the seedings, lobby for changes there too!


1) Tommie Frazier – How many tackles can one man break? (Huskers.com bio)
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16) Tom Sorley – He handed the ball to I.M. Hipp (Wikipedia)

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2) Eric Crouch – Record for most rushing TDs, Heisman trophy 2001 (Huskers.com bio)
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15) Keithen McCant – 1991 Big 8 completion % leader, take that, Paul Watson! (Sports Reference.com stats)

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3) Turner Gill – 3:1 TD:Int ratio, trigger man for The Scoring Explosion (Huskers.com bio)
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14) Dave Humm – Ton of yds, threw 42 picks (and 42 TDs) in three years as a starter, couldn’t run (Huskers.com bio)

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4) Jerry Tagge – 1st round draft pick, led absolute monster of an offense in ‘71 (Huskers.com bio)
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13) Zac Taylor – Almost made Callahan’s hire justifiable (Huskers.com bio)

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5) Taylor Martinez – Only Husker QB to ever have 2000+ yds passing and 1000+ yds rushing in a season (Huskers.com bio)
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12) Brook Berringer – Saved the ’94 season and Dr. Tom’s first natty, but was never “the guy” (Huskers.com bio)

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6) Scott Frost – took heat in ‘96, led team to national title in 97, still came back to Lincoln for an even worse job than starting QB (Huskers.com bio)
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11) Gerry Gdowski – Might be (Is definitely) underrated (Huskers.com bio)

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7) Vince Ferragamo – became starter partway into 1975 as a junior (Big 8 newcomer of the year) and All-American in 1976 (Huskers.com bio)
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10) Tommy Armstrong – Records for passing yds & total TDs; lots of stats and grit but square peg/round hole with Mike Riley (Huskers.com bio)

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8) Joe Ganz – Great numbers (once Keller was finally benched), never beat a ranked team (huskers.com bio)
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9) Steve Taylor – The reason Gdowski only started one season (Huskers.com bio)