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Three Husker legends named to ESPN's all-time All-America team
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Three Husker legends named to ESPN's all-time All-America team

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Three Husker legends named to ESPN's all-time All-America team

Johnny Rodgers set more than 40 school records at Nebraska.

In celebration of college football’s 150th season, ESPN announced its all-time All-America team Thursday, which included three former Huskers.

Johnny Rodgers, Dave Rimington and Dean Steinkuhler were among the 50 players chosen on the first and second teams. Rodgers was all-purpose on the first team, while Rimington and Steinkuhler took two of the five spots on the second-team offensive line.

Rodgers, Nebraska’s first Heisman Trophy winner, ended his career with NCAA records for all-purpose yards (5,487), punt return touchdowns (7), kick return touchdowns (9) and yards per touch (13.8).

Rimington, a two-time Outland Trophy winner, was a first-team All-American in 1981 and 1982 before being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

Steinkuhler was an All-American in 1983, giving his hometown of Burr the distinction as the smallest town at the time to produce a consensus All-American.

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