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Nebraska Football Ultimate Rush End Bracket: The Final Four

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This is as impressive a collection of pass rush talent as you will find anywhere in college football

The Final Four is set! Brew nailed the seedings as all the top four players in the bracket have advanced to the semi-finals.

Trev Alberts, Grant Wistrom, Broderick Thomas and Willie Harper are your final four. An impressive final four it is too! Check out the highlight videos at the bottom of the article

As a reminder:

Brew’s criteria for inclusion in this bracket:

This should be fun. OK, so what’s a Rush End? It can be a traditional DE or OLB, but not every DE or OLB qualifies. I had to kinda feel it out and go by my gut. They line up outside of the tackle and are responsible for creating chaos in the backfield. If you don’t see your favorite sackmaster, he’ll probably be included in either the LB bracket or the DL bracket.

Here’s the super duper secret decoder ring:

  • Consensus Unanimous All American (cuAA)
  • Consensus All American (cAA)
  • All American (AA)
  • All Conference (AC) – Must be 1st team.

1) Trev Alberts – cuAA, 2X AC. Nebraska’s only Butkus winner, most sacks all time (29.5), 3 sacks in ’94 Orange Bowl (Huskers.com bio)

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4) Willie Harper – 2X cAA, 2X AC. No Husker has cost the opponent more yardage, 268 (!) yards in losses (Huskers.com bio)

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker rush end?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Trev Alberts
    (220 votes)
  • 29%
    Willie Harper
    (93 votes)
313 votes total Vote Now

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2) Grant Wistrom – 2X cAA, 3X AC. Most TFL all time (58.5), Lombardi Award winner (Huskers.com bio)

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3) Broderick Thomas – cuAA, AA, 3X AC. The baddest man on Earth. The Sandman put running backs to sleep (Huskers.com bio)

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker rush end?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Grant Wistrom
    (257 votes)
  • 17%
    Broderick Thomas
    (56 votes)
313 votes total Vote Now

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This video includes some highlights of Trev Alberts, a few of Grant Wistrom and then quite a few that include other players that were part of this bracket. Enjoy!

Trev Alberts

This will be a trend in almost all of the videos, but I couldn’t find much that featured just Trev Alberts. Here are some game highlights that include Trev.

Grant Wistrom

Here is his College Football Hall of Fame induction video

Broderick Thomas

This is a recap of the 1987 Sugar Bowl. This isn’t just Broderick Thomas highlights, but I couldn’t find much that was just about him. After winning the game Thomas said, “Tell the world, that Nebraska’s 1987 hell-raising tour has begun.” (After that declaration, the 87 Huskers finished 10-2, ranked 6th in the AP poll and lost to Oklahoma - giving the Sooner the conference championship).

Willie Harper

Again, not much was out there that just featured Harper, but here is a recap of Nebraska-Oklahoma that includes some screen time for Willie