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Nebraska Football Ultimate I-Back Bracket: The Second Round

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One upset in the second round means a controversial player in Husker history makes the final four

Sorry everyone! The week got away from me and I didn’t get this up in the middle of the week like I planned. The #1 seed, Mike Rozier cruised through his matchup. The #2 seed, Bobby Reynolds had a closer matchup but still emerged with 73% of the vote. Third seed, Abdullah, and the fourth seed, Green, didn’t even break a sweat in their matchups.

For the most part, the seeding held true, except when it came to the #6 vs #11 where Lawrence Phillips pulled the upset over Roy Helu Jr.

These polls will close Tuesday and I’ll put up the results late on Tuesday or on Wednesday.

1) Mike Rozier – 2X All-American, Heisman trophy winner, seasons of 900+, 1600+, and 2100+ rushing yards (good lord!).

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8) Rex Burkhead – Mr. Versatile. He ran, he caught, he blocked, he threw!

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Who is the ultimate Husker I-back?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Mike Rozier
    (544 votes)
  • 11%
    Rex Burkhead
    (71 votes)
615 votes total Vote Now

2) Bobby Reynolds – Yes, seriously! In 1950 he was an All-American and averaged 17.5 points per game; nearly 3 TDs!! per game!! Career cut short by “lime in the eye”.

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7) Jeff Kinney – Premier back on 2 National Title teams. AA

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Who is the ultimate Husker I-back?

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  • 54%
    Bobby Reynolds
    (321 votes)
  • 45%
    Jeff Kinney
    (264 votes)
585 votes total Vote Now

3) Ameer Abdullah – Three seasons of 1000+ rushing yards. Eleven 100+ yard rushing games in one season.

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11) Lawrence Phillips – Over 1700 yards in 1994. Possibly the most physically talented back to ever play at Nebraska.

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker I-back?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Ameer Abdullah
    (215 votes)
  • 65%
    Lawrence Phillips
    (403 votes)
618 votes total Vote Now

4) Ahman Green – True freshman pressed into duty under bad circumstances: 1086 yards, 7.7 yds/rush, Natty! Packers all-time rushing leader.

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5) Guy Chamberlain – George Halas: “Chamberlin was the best 2-way end I’ve ever seen…a triple-threat performer on offense.” Went 23-0-1.

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker I-back?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Ahman Green
    (556 votes)
  • 8%
    Guy Chamberlain
    (51 votes)
607 votes total Vote Now