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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Rich Glover

Football, 2017

Rich Glover was an integral part of two national championship teams and three Big Eight titles. He won the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy during his distinguished career as a defensive lineman at Nebraska from 1970 to 1972. A two-time first-team All-American, Glover was named the 1972 Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year. In his first season of eligibility in 1970, Glover helped Nebraska to an 11-0-1 record and the first national title in program history. The Huskers repeated the next season, finishing 13-0 en route to the 1971 national championship, when Glover was a consensus first-team All-American. In 1972, Glover helped the Huskers to a 9-2-1 season that included the program's fourth consecutive Big Eight title in the final season of legendary coach Bob Devaney's Hall-of-Fame career. As a senior, Glover was a unanimous first-team All-American and won both the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy in 1972, becoming just the second player in college football history to win both honors – awarded to the nation's top interior player and top lineman – in the same season. Glover also finished third in voting for the 1972 Heisman Trophy, when he totaled 100 tackles. One of 85 players – and five Huskers – named to Sports Illustrated's All-Century Team in 1999, Glover's No. 79 jersey is retired at Nebraska. A native of Jersey City, N.J., Glover was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 1995 and played three seasons in the NFL after being a third-round pick in the 1973 NFL Draft. After helping the Huskers to a 33-2-2 record during his career, Glover earned his degree in education from the University of Nebraska in 1974.

Alex Gordon HOF

Alex Gordon

Baseball, 2015

Alex Gordon is the only Nebraska baseball player to be named national player of the year. After earning freshman All-America honors in 2003, Gordon was honored as a first-team All-American in both 2004 and 2005. In 2005, Gordon was the consensus national player of the year, winning the Golden Spikes, Brooks Wallace, Dick Howser and the ABCA National Player-of-the-Year Awards. In addition to his accolades at the national level, Gordon was the two-time district player of the year and two-time Big 12 Player of the Year. A third baseman at Nebraska, Gordon led the Huskers to a school-record 57 victories in 2005, when Nebraska captured its first College World Series victory. Gordon hit .353 in his NU career with 53 doubles, 11 triples, 44 home runs and 189 RBIs. A 2004 U.S. National Team member, Gordon has gone on to a stellar professional career following his playing days at Nebraska. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft and was named Baseball America's 2006 Minor League Player of the Year in his first professional season. A two-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner in left field, Gordon also won the 2014 Platinum Glove Award as the top defensive player in the American League.  He enters his ninth season with Kansas City in 2015 after helping the Royals to a World Series appearance in 2014. Gordon also has given back to the University of Nebraska, donating $1 million toward the Alex Gordon Training Complex, an indoor training facility for the Nebraska baseball and softball programs.


Charlie Greene

Men's Track & Field, 2015

Charlie Greene was a six-time national champion on the track for the Huskers, winning the most NCAA titles of any Nebraska male track and field student-athlete. Greene won three straight 60-yard dash titles at the 1965, 1966 and 1967 NCAA Indoor Championships, and he was also the NCAA outdoor champion in the 100-meter dash in each of those years. The first Husker to successfully defend an NCAA title in any sport, Greene was also a seven-time All-American and 11-time conference champion. A former world record holder in the 100-meter dash, Greene was a two-time U.S. Olympian. In 1968, Greene was a member of the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team that won the Gold Medal with a world-record time of 38.19. After winning the first Gold Medal by a Husker student-athlete in the history of Nebraska Athletics, Greene became NU's first student-athlete to win multiple Olympic medals when he added a Bronze Medal in the 100-meter dash. In 1992, Greene was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, and he is also a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Greene earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska with a major in physical education and athletics in 1967.


Kelsey Griffin

Women's Basketball, 2021

Kelsey Griffin took the Nebraska women’s basketball program to new heights during her career. Griffin led the Huskers to three NCAA Tournaments, including the best season in program history. The first player from Alaska in the history of Nebraska women’s basketball, Griffin was named to the Big 12 Conference All-Rookie team as a freshman. She earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and led Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament each of the next two years before missing the 2008-09 season due to an injury. Griffin returned from the injury with one of the most complete seasons in program history in 2009-10. As a senior, Griffin was a first-team All-American, the Big 12 Player of the Year and a finalist for every national player-of-the-year award. She also earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Defensive Team and was Nebraska’s first Senior CLASS award winner in any sport. Griffin led the Huskers to their first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and only Big 12 regular-season title. Along the way, Nebraska posted the first perfect regular season in Big 12 Conference history, achieved the highest ranking in school history (No. 3) and was a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Griffin ended her career with a school-record 127 starts and 40 double-doubles, while ranking second in program history in rebounds (1,019) and third in points (2,033). Following her Husker career, Griffin was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, and she was named to the 2010 WNBA All-Rookie Team. After five seasons in the WNBA, Griffin went on to play in Australia’s WNBL where, as of 2020, she was a three-time WNBL champion and three-time Grand Final MVP. Griffin graduated with a degree in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska in 2010. Her No. 23 jersey was retired by Nebraska in 2014.