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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Dave Rimington

Football, 2015

One of the most decorated players in college football history and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Dave Rimington was the first Nebraska student-athlete to be enshrined in the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame, earning the prestigious honor in 2004. The only two-time Outland Trophy winner in college football history (1981 and 1982), Rimington is one of just 11 players to win the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award in the same season, accomplishing the feat in 1982. For his play, Rimington was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.  He has two awards named after him. In 2000, the Rimington Trophy was created in his honor and is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football. The Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year was created in his and Orlando Pace's honor by the Big Ten Conference in 2010. Rimington exemplified the Nebraska football program's reputation for excellence in athletics and academics by earning multiple first-team All-America accolades on the field and in the classroom. On the field, Rimington earned first-team All-America honors in both 1981 and 1982. Rimington was a three-time first-team All-Big Eight selection, and in 1982 he became the only offensive lineman to be named the Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year. Rimington, whose No. 50 jersey is retired, also excelled in the classroom. A two-time, first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, Rimington became just the second Husker student-athlete to be honored with an NCAA Top 10 Award, winning that honor in 1983, when it was awarded to a total of only five senior student-athletes nationally. Arguably the top college center of all time, Rimington was named the starting center on the All-20th Century Team by both the Walter Camp Foundation and Sports Illustrated. He was the No. 25 overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. Following a seven-year NFL career, Rimington returned to the University of Nebraska and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1990 with a major in economics.


Johnny Rodgers

Football, 2016

Johnny Rodgers was one of the most electrifying players in the history of college football. Nebraska's first Heisman Trophy Winner, Rodgers took home the prestigious trophy in 1972, when he was also named the Walter Camp Player of the Year. A two-time first-team All-American, Rodgers ended his career with NCAA career records for all-purpose yards (5,487), punt return touchdowns (7), kick return touchdowns (9) and yards per touch (13.8). He set more than 40 school records at Nebraska, including ending his career as Nebraska's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. Rodgers helped Nebraska to a 32-2-2 record in his three seasons, including back-to-back national championships in 1970 and 1971. Following his career, Rodgers became the second Husker to have his number retired (20). He went on to be selected in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft, spending two seasons in the NFL. He returned to the University of Nebraska and earned his degree in broadcast journalism in 1997. In 2000, Rodgers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.


Mike Rozier

Football, 2018

Mike Rozier was a record-setting running back for Nebraska from 1981 to 1983, helping the Huskers to a 33-5 record and three Big Eight Conference titles. Although he played only three seasons, Rozier is Nebraska's all-time leading rusher, and he ran for the second-most yards in Big Eight history. Rozier totaled 4,780 rushing yards in only 35 career games, not including the 340 yards he rushed for in three Orange Bowls (the NCAA did not begin including bowl game statistics until 2002). Rozier owns additional Nebraska records with 26 100-yard rushing games, seven 200-yard rushing games and a 7.2 career yards-per-carry average, and he ended his career with the most touchdowns (52) and points (312) in school history. As a senior in 1983, Rozier was a first-team All-American and the consensus national player of the year, winning the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Award and the Maxwell Award. Rozier ran for 2,148 yards as a senior, which was the second-highest total in NCAA history at the time. He also set NCAA records for rushing touchdowns (29) and total touchdowns (29) while becoming the first Husker to lead the NCAA in rushing and the second to lead the country in scoring. Rozier also earned first-team All-America accolades as a junior. Rozier ran for 1,689 yards as a junior – then a school record – and was named the Big Eight Player of the Year. He was an All-Big Eight selection as a sophomore, when he ran for 943 yards. Following his Husker career, Rozier was a first-round selection in both the NFL and USFL Drafts. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the USFL Draft and was the second overall pick in the NFL Supplemental Draft. Rozier played seven seasons in the NFL and rushed for more than 4,400 yards and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. Rozier's No. 30 has been retired by Nebraska, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Rozier was also named to Sports Illustrated's All-Century Team as one of the best 85 college football players of the 1900s.