The University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Plaza honors all 24 Husker Athletic programs and the elite student-athletes and coaches who have continued the tradition of excellence at Nebraska.

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Blanford-Green HOF

Rhonda Blanford-Green

Women's Track and Field, 2019

Rhonda Blanford-Green's Nebraska career was synonymous with winning. She was a member of three national championship teams, and the Huskers swept both the indoor and outdoor Big Eight Conference titles every year of her career. Nebraska also finished in the top four at the national indoor meet all four years of Blanford's career and finished in the top 10 at the national outdoor meet in three of her four seasons. Individually, Blanford totaled four individual national championships and was an 18-time Big Eight champion, including relays. She is one of only three athletes in program history to win the same outdoor event all four years of her career and is one of four Huskers to win the same indoor event all four years. An eight-time All-American, Blanford also owns Nebraska's school records in the 50-meter hurdles, the 60-yard hurdles and the 55-meter hurdles. As a freshman, she was a member of Nebraska's national champion 4x200-yard relay team, helping the Huskers to the first of three consecutive team indoor national championship. In the outdoor season, Blanford was a member of Nebraska's national champion 4x100-meter relay team. Blanford again played a key role in the Huskers' indoor NCAA team championships in 1983 and 1984 and as a senior in 1985, Blanford was the individual national champion in the indoor 55-meter hurdles and outdoor 100-meter hurdles.


Heather Brink

Women's Gymnastics, 2016 

Heather Brink helped the Huskers to three Big 12 Conference titles and three NCAA Super Six appearances from 1997 to 2000. She played the lead role in Nebraska's team success, as she was a two-time individual national champion, an 11-time All-American and an eight-time Big 12 champion. As a senior, Brink won the Honda Award as the nation's top women's gymnast, and she was also named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Year, becoming the first Husker to be honored as the conference gymnast of the year. At the 2000 NCAA Championships, Brink won the all-around and vault national titles to lead Nebraska to a fourth-place finish, tying for the best finish in program history. The first Husker to win an all-around national title, Brink earned All-America honors on all five events as a senior. At the completion of her career, Brink owned eight of the top 10 all-around scores in school history. She also became the first Husker gymnast to score a perfect 10.00 on any event, recording three perfect scores on vault. Brink earned her degree in business administration in 2001, and she served as an assistant coach for the Huskers (2011-14) before being promoted to associate head coach in 2015.



Bob Brown HOF

Bob Brown

Football, 2017 

Bob Brown enjoyed a decorated collegiate and professional playing career, and he owns the distinction of being one of only three Huskers enshrined in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. A three-year letterwinner for the Huskers from 1961 to 1963, Brown was named a unanimous first-team All-American in 1963, when he was an offensive lineman and a linebacker. That year, Brown helped Nebraska to its first-ever Big Eight title, which marked the Huskers' first conference championship in 23 seasons. The first African-American All-American in Nebraska football history and Coach Bob Devaney's first Husker All-American, Brown was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Following his Husker career, Brown was the No. 2 overall pick in the 1964 NFL Draft. He played 10 seasons in the NFL as an offensive tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles (five seasons); Los Angeles Rams (two seasons); and Oakland Raiders (three seasons). Brown was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, a seven-time first-team All-NFL selection, and he was named the NFL/NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year three times. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, the same year his No. 64 jersey was retired at Nebraska. Brown was also named to the 1960s NFL All-Decade team. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brown earned his degree in education from the University of Nebraska in 1964.

Burgoyne Vermilyea HOF

Amanda Burgoyne Vermilyea

Bowling, 2020 

Amanda Burgoyne was a four-time All-American, two-time national champion, the 2005 NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Player and the 2007 National Collegiate Bowler of the Year. Burgoyne was a key member of Nebraska's back-to-back national championship teams in 2004 and 2005, the first two years bowling was an NCAA sport. Burgoyne led the Huskers to the 2005 title with a 251.75 average at the NCAA Championships, which still stands as the highest average in NCAA Championships history. Burgoyne helped Nebraska to third-place finishes in both 2006 and 2007 and as a senior, she was recognized as the national bowler of the year. In addition to earning All-America honors every season of her career, Burgoyne claimed six individual titles and ranks second in program history with 21 career top-five finishes and 27 career top-10 finishes. As a team, Nebraska won 27 of the 36 events in which it competed during Burgoyne's career. Burgoyne went on to become a four-time Team USA member. She earned her degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska in 2007.


Jordan Burroughs

Wrestling, 2021

Jordan Burroughs is the most decorated wrestler in Nebraska history and one of the most accomplished international wrestlers of all-time. Burroughs was a three-time All-American, three-time Big 12 champion and two-time NCAA champion at Nebraska. After winning the Big 12 title at 157 pounds as a sophomore, Burroughs was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2008 Big 12 Championships. He went on to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. As a junior, Burroughs went 35-0 and was the national champion at 157 pounds, posting the first perfect season in program history. He suffered a season-ending injury in the eighth match of the 2009-10 season but returned to go 36-0 en route to the 165-pound NCAA title as a senior. He was named the 2011 Hodge Trophy winner as the nation’s most outstanding wrestler, the only Husker to win the award. In his final three full seasons, Burroughs posted a 105-7 record with three conference and two national titles. Burroughs was only just beginning, as he went on to win his first 69 international matches, the longest winning streak ever by an American wrestler on the senior level. Included in his winning streak were a pair of World Championship titles and a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. A two-time Olympian, Burroughs ranks second in the history of U.S. Wrestling with five combined Olympic and World Championship titles and eight combined medals. At the conclusion of the United States Olympic Team Trials in 2021, Burroughs boasted an international career record of 197-14. Burroughs graduated with his degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska in 2011.