Former Husker football players Larry Jacobson and Zach Wiegert are on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame – Class of 2021.
Jacobson is on the ballot for the third time. The standout defensive lineman played on back to back national championship teams in 1970 and 1971. During his playing career, Nebraska went 33-2-1 and claimed three consecutive conference titles. Jacobson also won the Outland Trophy which was the first major award won by a Nebraska player.
Wiegert was a unanimous All-American choice and the Outland Trophy winner as an offensive lineman in 1994. He is making his 6th hall of fame ballot appearance.
Also on the list are former UNK coach Allen Zikmund and former Chadron State punter Duane Fritz. Zikmund is an NAIA hall of fame member, who won 11 conference titles from 1955 – 1971. Fritz, from Bassett, NE, was a first team NAIA All American in 1975 and led the NAIA Division II in punting that season averaging 42.3 yards on 65 punts.
The 2021 class will be announced early next year.