Both Makovicka brothers advance to the Elite Eight. Who else joins them? I have enjoyed diving into the history of Husker football on many of these brackets. I’ve learned a lot about players from yesteryear and learned interested tidbits about recent players.
The fullbacks may have been the most fun group of the bunch.
Brew’s highly scientific seeding system held true. All the favored players advanced to the second round. Both Makovicka brothers moved on. Davis (X2), Rathman, Franklin, Solich, Schlesinger…that is an impressive group of blockers and occasional ball carriers. You can point to multiple players on this list and credibly talk about altering Husker football history.

Second Round
It’s Davis v Davis for your first poll. Seriously, do some research on both even if you know who you want to vote for. They are both incredibly interesting. Polls close Tuesday afternoon.
1) Dick Davis – AC. Dr. Davis, Ed.D. is the only Husker FB to gain 600+ yds in two different seasons (’67, ’68) (NE high school sports hall of fame bio) (
8) Tony Davis –Underrated on both the FB and IB list because he played both. Ended his career as Nebraska’s all-time leading rusher (2,445)!! ( bio)

2) Tom Rathman – His 881 yds in 1985 is the best ever for a Husker FB (7.5 per!). Hitting the century mark 4X is also best ever for a Husker FB. ( bio)
7) Cory Schlesinger – Scored two of the most important TDs in Husker history after beating the crap out of Ray Lewis for 3 ½ quarters. ( bio)

3) Andra Franklin – AC. Most yards ever by a FB (1,738). Rushed for exactly 122 yards, twice (Mizzou, OU, ‘80). ( bio)
6) Jeff Mackovica – Big Bro steamrolled LBs for two straight Championship teams, averaged 6.3 yds/carry ( bio)

4) Frank Solich – AC. 5’7”, 153 lb, baller. Solich is the first Husker to rush for over 200 yds in a game (204 v AF, ’65), the only FB to go over 200, and the first Husker on the cover of SI. Again, baller. ( bio)
5) Joel Mackovica – 2X AAA. Dr. Mackovica, D.P.T., tied for the FB record of 9 TDs in one season (’97), set the FB record with 3 TDs in one game (OU, ’97). ( bio)

Dick Davis
Davis is one of the Omaha athletes mentioned in the article below.
Gale Sayers, The Jet and Omaha’s best black athletes cut their teeth where the White City once stood | Sports News | omaha.comPickup football games at Kountze Park featured a collection of high school stars, many of whom later played on Sundays in NFL stadiums.

Tom Rathman

This one is more about his time with the 49ers, but I still think you’ll enjoy it.

Andra Franklin

Frank Solich

Joel Makovicka

Jeff Makovicka
I couldn’t find any videos about Jeff (huh, what?) Best I could do was this recap of 1995 Nebraska vs Ok State in which Jeff ran the ball 6 times for 55 yards.

Cory Schlesinger
His two touchdowns from the 1995 Orange Bowl

Tony Davis

Source: Corn Nation