Three Nebraska football greats are among 76 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision announced as finalists today for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Huskers on the 2020 ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame include Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch, offensive linemen Zach Wiegert, and defensive lineman Larry Jacobson. Crouch is on the ballot for the ninth straight year, Wiegert is making his fifth appearance on the ballot and Jacobson is in his second year on the ballot. The 2020 class will be announced leading up to the 2020 College Football Playoff Championship in New Orleans. Crouch would become the second Husker quarterback in the College Hall of Fame, joining Tommie Frazier, who was part of the 2013 class. Jacobson was a stalwart on Nebraska’s first national title teams in 1970 and 1971. Wiegert was a 1994 unanimous first-team All-American and is one of eight Huskers to win the Outland Trophy. Aaron Taylor was the 18th Nebraska player in the College Football Hall of Fame, as he was inducted last December in New York City. Other recent Husker enshrines include Trev Alberts (2015), Tommie Frazier (2013), Will Shields (2011) and Grant Wistrom (2009).