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Nebraska Football Ultimate Rush End Bracket: Round Two

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Can you guess the one upset from the first round?

There was only one upset, despite having some tough choices, in Round One. Randy Gregory fell to Mike Rucker.

There are so many names in this bracket you could pick and make a case why they were the best...

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

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8) Jimmy Williams – AA, AC. Dude ran a 4.34!! As a DE!! In the early 80’s!!

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker rush end?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Trev Alberts
    (309 votes)
  • 8%
    Jimmy Williams
    (29 votes)
338 votes total Vote Now

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

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7) Adam Carriker – 2X AC – The biggest Rush End on the list at 295 lbs. Seventh all-time in sacks (20.5)

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker rush end?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Grant Wistrom
    (323 votes)
  • 4%
    Adam Carriker
    (16 votes)
339 votes total Vote Now

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

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11) Mike Rucker – Better pro career than college, probably because he had to wait until Tomich and Wistrom graduated to earn a Blackshirt

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker rush end?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Broderick Thomas
    (276 votes)
  • 17%
    Mike Rucker
    (59 votes)
335 votes total Vote Now

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

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5) Jared Tomich – AA, 2X AC. Walk-on becomes one of the best defenders on 2 NC teams

Poll

Who is the ultimate Husker rush end?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Willie Harper
    (180 votes)
  • 46%
    Jared Tomich
    (159 votes)
339 votes total Vote Now

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