One of the most amazing collections of college football trench talent you will find anywhere. Period. Sorry for the wait on this one! I had Ranchhand 2′s graduation this weekend and I am exhausted. It was a great weekend though and nice that he could get some closure for his high school career.
On to the defensive line bracket.
Brew used the same formula for the DL seedings as he did for the rush end. Here’s a reminder:
4 points for cuAA, 3 for cAA, 2 for AA, 1 for AC, and I added 1 for winning the Outland (although that didn’t change any seedings, so it was pointless). Ties were broken by draft position and I chose the 15 and 16 seeds among a bunch of 1-pointers. Some really good players didn’t make the list, this might be the deepest position in Nebraska history.
c = consensusu = unanimousAA = All-AmericanAC = All-Conference

1) Rich Glover – (8 pts) Outland, Lombardi, cuAA, AA, 2X AC. Made 22 tackles in the Game of the Century. The most ever in a game for a non-LB. That’s coming up big when it counts! ( bio)
16) Terry Connealy (1) AC. 2X Academic AA. Most famous sack in Nebraska history. ( bio)

2) Ndamukong Suh – (7) Outland, cuAA 2X AC. Most dominant season ever for a defensive player. 7 TFL & 4.5 sacks in a conference title game. That’s coming up big when it counts! ( bio)
15) Christian Peter – (1) AC. The emotional leader of a crazy-good defense (and I do mean crazy). ( bio)

3) Wayne Meylan – (6) 2X cAA, 2X AC. Set records for season and career tackles (still tops for DL), blocked 3 punts in 1966 taking 2 back for TDs. ( bio)
14) Jared Crick – (2) 2X AC. His 5 sacks in a single game (Baylor, 2009) set the record that stands to this day. ( bio)

4) John Dutton – (5) cuAA, AC. No, not Kevin Costner! The real John Dutton cracked skulls for the Huskers in the early 70′s. A top-5 pick, he played 14 years in the NFL. ( bio)
13) John Parrella – (2) 2X AC. Stupid-ass Colorado yanked his scholarship offer after he signed his LOI. He came to Nebraska as a walk on and notched 4.5 TFL in Nebraska’s 49-7 rout of CU in ‘92. ( bio)

5) Danny Noonan – (5) cuAA, AC. Only player to ever tally double digit sacks in consecutive years, 12 (’86) & 11 (’85). ( bio)
12) Kenny Walker – (3) AA, AC. Excelled despite being deaf. Senior Day 1990: when he was announced, the entire stadium signed “applause”. ( bio)

6) Jason Peter – (5) cAA, 2X AC. 3X National Champ, less crazy than Christian ( bio)
11) Jim Skow – (3) AA, AC. His ‘85 season rivals Suh’s ‘09 season. Seriously: 15 sacks (record), 25 TFL (record), 7 TFL in a game (record), 4 sacks in a game (T-3 all time). ( bio)

7) Walter Barnes – (5) cAA, 2X AC. No, not Walt “Piggy” Barnes. The second most famous lineman named Walt Barnes was Devaney’s first defensive AA. ( bio)
10) Neil Smith – (3) AA, AC. Nebraska’s most accomplished defensive pro. One of only 34 NFL players to top 100 sacks. ( bio)

8) Larry Jacobson – (5), Outland, cAA, AC. Academic AA. His Outland was Nebraska’s first major individual award. ( bio)
9) Mike Fultz – (4) AA, 2X AC. A native of Lincoln, he was a starter on the squad that held K State to -45 yards rushing. ( bio)

Source: Corn Nation