Three former Husker stars listed on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Three former Husker stars listed on College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Eric Crouch, a Millard North graduate and the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, finished his career as the NCAA record holder for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. JEFFREY Z. CARNEY/THE WORLD-HERALD

Former Huskers Eric Crouch, Larry Jacobson and Zach Wiegert are on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Crouch, a Millard North graduate and the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, finished his career as the NCAA record holder for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. His teams went 42-9, including a trip to the 2001 national championship. Crouch is ranked No. 30 on The Nebraska 100. This is Crouch’s ninth consecutive appearance on the ballot.

Jacobson, on the ballot for the second time, was a defensive lineman on back-to-back national championship teams in 1970and 1971. The Huskers went 33-2-1 during his career and claimed three consecutive conference titles. His Outland Trophy was the first major award won by a Nebraska player. His No. 75 jersey is retired by NU.

Wiegert, a unanimous All-American and the Outland Trophy winner in 1994, led Nebraska to conference titles in each of his seasons. The Fremont Bergan graduate is ranked No. 59 on The Nebraska 100. Wiegert is making his fifth 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 to 1971. Fritz was a first-team NAIA All-American in 1975, leading NAIA Division II in punting with 42.3 yards on 65 punts.

Fritz, who is from Bassett, Nebraska, led NAIA District 11 in punting in 1975 with a 42.3-yard average, earning first-team NAIA All-American.

The announcement of the 2020 class will be made in January in Santa Clara, California. You can read more about the College Football Hall of Fame here.

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