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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Phil Cahoy

Men's Gymnastics, 2016

Phil Cahoy was instrumental in Nebraska winning four consecutive NCAA team titles during his illustrious career from 1980 to 1983. Cahoy was a four-time individual national champion and a 10-time All-American. He finished in the top five in the all-around in each of his four NCAA Championships, earning the distinction as a four-time All-American in the all-around. In 1980, Cahoy won the horizontal and parallel bars titles, and he repeated as a champion on both events the next season. At the 1980 NCAA Championships, Cahoy joined Jim Hartung – a fellow member of the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame – as one of the first two Huskers to win an individual national title. Cahoy also represented the United States at the 1980 Olympics, and he was inducted into the UAS Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2001. Cahoy earned his bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Nebraska in 1984, and he earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1990. Cahoy is currently an orthopedic surgeon in Grand Island, Neb. Two of his sons, Steven and Kevin, are pole vaulters for the Husker track and field team.


Greichaly Cepero

Volleyball, 2019 

Greichaly Cepero was a two-sport star at Nebraska, where she was one of the top volleyball players in program history and was also a starter for the Husker women's basketball team. On the volleyball court, Cepero was a three-time All-American. A two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, Cepero was the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Year in 2000. That season, Cepero guided Nebraska to a 34-0 record and was the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Tournament when the Huskers won the national championship. Cepero was also named the 2000-01 Big 12 Conference Female Athlete of the Year, and she was the conference freshman of the year in 1999. Cepero helped Nebraska to a 123-10 record during her career, which included three conference titles and two trips to the NCAA Semifinals. On the basketball court, Cepero played in 55 games and started 24 contests in her three seasons. She scored 276 career points and had 255 rebounds and 67 assists. In the classroom, Cepero was a three-time academic All-Big 12 selection in volleyball and a two-time honoree in basketball, in addition to being named a third-team CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-American in 2001. She competed for the U.S. National Team following her Husker career and earned her degree from the University of Nebraska in management in 2006.

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Bob Cerv

Baseball, 2021 

Bob Cerv didn’t begin his illustrious Nebraska career until after he served a three-year tour of duty with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in World War II. Following his service, he attended the University of Nebraska on a G.I. bill and was a two-sport standout as the only Husker to earn four letters in basketball and baseball. On the hardwood, Cerv helped Nebraska to back-to-back Big Seven Conference championships in 1949 and 1950. But it was on the baseball diamond where Cerv really made his mark as a four-year starter from 1947 to 1950, leading Nebraska to a pair of Big Seven titles. In 1950, Cerv hit .444 with nine homers and 36 RBIs and led the nation with an .878 slugging percentage. For his efforts, he became Nebraska’s first baseball All-American. Cerv went on to a 12-year Major League Baseball career, becoming the first Husker to play in MLB. He hit .276 in his career with 105 home runs. In 1956, he became the first Husker to win a World Series title with the New York Yankees. In 1958 with the Kansas City A’s, Cerv beat out Ted Williams as the American League All-Star starter in left field. He finished fourth in MVP voting that season and ranked in the top five in the American League with 93 runs, 38 homers and 104 RBIs. His 38 home runs were a Kansas City franchise record that stood until 2017. Cerv earned his degree from the University of Nebraska in education in 1951. He passed away at the age of 91 on April 6, 2017 in Blair, Nebraska.

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Guy Chamberlin

Football, 2022

Guy Chamberlin joined the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame in 2022 after previously being enshrined in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. Chamberlin was a first-team All-American as a senior in 1915, becoming the second player in program history to earn All-America honors. Nebraska won three Missouri Valley Conference titles and never lost a game in Chamberlin’s three seasons, posting a 23-0-1 record while in the midst of a school-record 34-game unbeaten streak. Included in the streak was a 20-19 victory over powerhouse Notre Dame in 1915, when Chamberlin had two rushing touchdowns and threw the game-winning touchdown pass. A 1916 University of Nebraska graduate, Chamberlin served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919 before resuming his football career. In 1919, Chamberlin was the first Husker to play in the American Professional Football League, which eventually became the National Football League. Chamberlin was not only an outstanding player, but as a player-coach he won four professional championships in five seasons. Overall, Chamberlin was 56-14-5 in his professional coaching career. Chamberlin was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. His jersey was retired by Nebraska in 2017. Chamberlin passed away in Lincoln on April 4, 1967, at the age of 73.


Eric Crouch

Football, 2020

One of the top option quarterbacks in the history of college football, Eric Crouch was a Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. In his career – including bowl games – Crouch passed for 4,975 yards and 34 touchdowns, while rushing for 3,730 yards and 61 touchdowns. He ended his career with the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in NCAA history, and his 17 100-yard rushing games were also the most by a quarterback in NCAA history. Crouch is still Nebraska’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns and rushing yards by a quarterback and his 97 total touchdowns are the most by any player in school history. He finished his career as only the third quarterback in NCAA history to rush for 3,000 yards and pass for 4,000 yards, and Crouch held 32 school records at the conclusion of his career. Crouch redshirted in his first season in 1997, when Nebraska captured the national championship. After starting five games the next season, Crouch was the Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1999 while leading Nebraska to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 championship and a No. 3 final ranking. Crouch helped Nebraska to a 10-2 mark as a junior before leading the Huskers to the national title game as a senior, when he won the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Davey O’Brien Quarterback Award and was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Nebraska finished with a 55-9 record in Crouch’s five seasons, and Crouch was 35-7 as the Huskers’ starting quarterback. Following his Husker career, Crouch was drafted as a receiver in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. His No. 7 jersey is retired, and Crouch was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2020. Crouch earned his degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska in 2001.