Hopefully you’ve heard about 7 year old Jack Hoffman, a brain cancer patient scoring a touchdown during the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ spring football game. It was one of, if not the best story of the 2013 sports year.Well Upper Deck decided to present the young baller with his own “Star Rookie” card to commemorate the moment.
The Big Ten Conference has been catching grief for its choice of division names since they were first introduced in 2010. Now, it appears something may be done about it.
ESPN.com is reporting that the league could ditch the names Leaders and Legends for different names. With Maryland and Rutgers scheduled to join the conference in 2014, the league must also decide which division the schools must be placed.
A decision could be made by June, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney said.
“We weren’t going to go with ‘Bo or Woody,’ ‘Black or Blue,’ or ‘Plains or Lakes,’ ” Delaney said. “Obviously we got some acceptance (with Legends and Leaders), but not as much as we would have liked.”
The Leaders Division has Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois and Indiana. The Legends Division has Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa and Minnesota.
Cal State Bakersfield was supposed to play a baseball game at Nebraska on Sunday. Instead a rain delay interrupted and a dance-off suddenly broke out.
Nebraska’s outgoing star cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested of assaulting a police officer, possibly hurting his status in next weekend’s NFL draft.
Dennard, 22, has been projected to be as high as a second-round pick. But Dennard’s arrest could drop him from the third to fourth round, a difference that could cost him about $300,000 in salary over a standard four-year rookie contract.
Dennard is known for his aggressive play. He and South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery were ejected from the Capital One Bowl for taking swings at each other.
Lincoln Police Capt. Jason Stille said officers tried to break up a fight between Dennard and a 22-year-old man outside a Lincoln bar shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Dennard hit the man before punching an officer who tried to intervene in the head, Stille said.
He was arrested after a brief struggle with four officers, police said. The officer hit in the head did not seek medical treatment.
Dennard was jailed on assault of a police officer, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.
He was the senior leader of Nebraska’s receiving corps last season, earned All-Big Ten honors and won the conference’s inaugural Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award.
The game had number one versus number two plus one 50-50 kicker but all that couldn’t help ESPN’s BCS title game Monday drew a 13.8 overnight rating the lowest rating in the BCS system’s 14-year history.
That 13.8 translates to 13.8% of households in the 56 urban markets measured for overnights. The previous record low was a 14.3 for Miami-Nebraska at the 2002 Rose Bowl. Last night’s game was down 14% from last year’s Auburn-Oregon title game on ESPN and down 24% from Alabama-Texas on Fox in 2010.
The new low isn’t surprising. Alabama’s 21-0 win was less-than-suspenseful, both schools are from relatively sparsely-populated states and from the same conference. The schools had already played earlier this season in an overtime game where neither team scored a touchdown. CBS coverage of that game drew an 11.9 overnight
Dan Beebe is out as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, according to multiple reports. An official announcement is expected later today according to The Kansas City Star. Beebe is negotiating a settlement with the conference.
“He’s working on his exit package right now,” a source who spoke directly with Beebe told The Star.
Chuck Neinas, who was commissioner when the conference still the Big 8, is a candidate to succeed Beebe. Neinas was the assistant executive director of the NCAA from 1961-1971 and Big 8 commissioner from 1971-1980. He currently runs Neinas Sports Services, a consulting firm that works with college coaches and administrators.
Beebe’s departure seemed imminent after Oklahoma president David Boren called for “reforms” in the conference as a condition of the Sooners remaining in the league. One of the reforms reportedly was Beebe’s removal or resignation.
The Big 12 has been on the verge of collapse since losing Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-12 last year. Also, Texas A&M is poised to jump to the Southeastern Conference, which would leave the league with just nine schools.
The Big 12 named Beebe commissioner last November after joining the conference in 2003 as associate commissioner. He previously was commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference and worked in the NCAA’s enforcement division.
Back on November 7 2010, we posted the picture of the University of Oregon’s new basketball court and since then it has received nothing but criticism from everything on how gaudy it looks to the glare it gives off on television. However what if there had been no criticism and everyone took to a liking of the Ducks court would that spawn other to jump on board and copy their style? Well we take a look at eight Nike schools in Division I and what their courts would possibly look like if they did.
This game goes down on the ESPN network and it features the University of Washington Huskies taking on the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 33rd annual Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
Washington, 6-6, 5-4 Pac-10, enters the Holiday Bowl in the midst of a three-game win streak. Head coach Steve Sarkisian Huskies defeated UCLA, Cal and Washington State to salvage a deteriorating regular season and is looking to secure their first bowl appearance since the 2002 Sun Bowl.
The Huskies are led by senior quarterback Jake Locker who threw for 2,209 yards and 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions while only completing 56.6 percent of his passes. Locker’s job is made easier by the phenomenal play of sophomore running back Chris Polk, who has rushed for 1,287 yards and 8 touchdowns, making him just the second player in Washington history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in two seasons.
Also a threat offensively is wide recover Jermaine Kearse, who has caught 62 passes for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns. Kearse and Polk have combined for just the second 1,000-yard rusher/receiver tandem in Huskies history as well only 9th in the nation to do that this season.
Nebraska,10-3, 6-2 Big 12, Tode to a second straight Big 12 North title but blew a 17-0 lead en route to a 23-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. Head coach Bo Pelini has freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez to handle the offensive duties as he has thrown for 1,578 yards and 9 touchdowns. However Martinez does his most damage when he keeps the ball and rushes where he has 942 yards and 12 touchdowns.
As a team, the Cornhuskers compile an impressive 259.6 rushing ypg headlined by the rushing of tailback Roy Helu Jr, who has amassed 1,211 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Defensively the Cornhuskers are lead by Sunday bound Prince Amukamara in the secondary who has recorded 58 tackles and 13 pass breakup this year. The secondary’s job is made easier by the pressure applied by the defensive line, which has tallied 31 sacks and is lead by another Sunday bound player in defensive tackle Jared Crick who leads the team with 9.5 sacks.
Nebraska currently holds a 24-22 all-time bowl game record while Washington is 15-14-1 all-time record.
PICK: University of Washington Huskies
This game goes down on the ABC network and it features University of Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the University of Oklahoma Sooners at Jerry’s World.
Nebraska, which begins play in the Big Ten Conference next season, is making its sixth appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game, and has two titles to its credit (1997 and 1999). The Cornhuskers are coached by Bo Pelini, who has led the team to 10 wins for the second straight season, the first time that has happened since 2000-01.
The Huskers, champs of the Big 12 North, took care of Colorado last week at home in a 45-17 final. The Huskers have won five of their last six games, the lone setback coming in a 9-6 struggle with Texas A&M on November 20th.
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is the first Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in the school’s history, as he has thrown for 1,435 yards and nine TDs, while rushing for 974 yards and 12 scores. That latter figure ranks him sixth in the conference in rushing. When the ball is not in the rookie phenom’s hands, it is typically found with running back Roy Helu Jr, who has rushed for 1,120 yards and 10 TDs, or with Rex Burkhead, who has 822 yards and seven scores. Brandon Kinnie and Niles Paul sit atop the NU receiving chart with a combined 79 catches, 971 yards and six TDs. Kyler Reed has six TD catches himself, and he averages a team-best 19 yards per reception.
The NU offense rolled up 265 rushing yards in last week’s 28-point win over Colorado, riding Burkhead’s 101-yard, one-TD effort. Martinez sat out with an ankle injury, and his status for this contest is questionable. Paul was also held out with a foot injury and he is listed as questionable for this contest as well. Cody Green filled in for Martinez and while he threw for just 80 yards, two of his 10 completions went for scores.
As a team, Nebraska ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring defense 16 ppg and have one of the Big 12 best defensive players in Prince Amukamara.
As for Oklahoma, it is making its eighth appearance in the Big 12 title tilt, and the Sooners are seeking their seventh crown. This game is a rematch of the 2006 Big 12 Championship Game won by OU, 21-7, in Kansas City.
The Sooners, who are under the direction of head coach Bob Stoops, are 10-2 on the season, and won the Big 12 South Division with last week’s 47-41 triumph over rival Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Oklahoma has won three in a row since suffering through a span of three games in which it lost twice. The Sooners have won three of the last four Big 12 titles, and this year marks their 31st season with at least 10 wins, which leads the nation.
The Oklahoma offense was honored earlier this week with three All-Big 12 First Team selections, among them running back DeMarco Murray and wideout Ryan Broyles. Murray has rushed for 1,053 yards and 14 TDs, while Broyles has an eye-popping 115 receptions for 1,391 yards and 13 scores. Quarterback Landry Jones earned honorable mention accolades after throwing for nearly 4,000 yards (328.9 ypg), 34 TDs and 10 INTs. With an abundance of firepower on offense, it’s no wonder the Sooners average 37 points and 480.1 total ypg.
In last week’s battle with Oklahoma State, the Sooners got 468 yards and four TDs from Jones, who wound up going 37-of-62 with three INTs. He was sacked twice by a Cowboy defense that allowed OU to convert 16-of-27 third-down chances and score on all seven of its trips to the red zone. Several drives stalled for the Sooners though, as they settled for four field goals from Jimmy Stevens.
Oklahoma is giving up 22 points and 369.8 total yards per contest this season.
This game represents the final meeting between these two teams as conference rivals but Oklahoma owns a 44-38-3 series advantage, which includes a 3-0-1 mark in neutral-site affairs.
PICK: University of Oklahoma Sooners
Watch Texas A&M defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie grab the nuts of Nebraska tight end Ben Cotton after Cotton recovered a Cornhusker fumble in the first quarter. Cotton, who started kicking Jerod-Eddie after the Aggie defender started pinching his apple sack was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul.
This game goes down on the ABC network and it features University of Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on Texas A&M University Aggies in College Station.
Nebraska currently sits atop the Big 12 North Division, and can earn its second straight trip to the conference championship game with a win over the Aggies, who are currently tied with Oklahoma for second place in the Big 12 South. A&M holds the tie-breaker with the Sooners after beating them, 33-19, at home two weeks ago.
The Cornhuskers, who are coached by Bo Pelini and who have won four straight games since suffering their lone defeat of the season will host Colorado next Friday in the regular-season finale, while the Aggies, who are led by Mike Sherman and have also won four in a row since suffering a two-game losing streak will visit bitter rival Texas on Thanksgiving night.
It wasn’t pretty, but the Cornhuskers remained relevant in the BCS National Championship picture with last Saturday’s 20-3 win over Kansas. Freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez returned to action and completed 14-of-26 passes for 167 yards while also adding 71 rushing yards on 11 carries. Running back Roy Helu Jr. rumbled his way to 85 yards and a touchdown, as Nebraska churned out 230 yards on the ground. Wide reciever Niles Paul led all receivers in the game with seven grabs for 79 yards, while Brandon Kinnie finished with six catches for 67 yards.
Martinez has enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign, throwing for 1,328 yards, 9 touchdowns and only 4 INTs, while ranking sixth in the conference in rushing with 957 yards and 12 touchdowns. Helu, Jr, is the league’s fourth-leading rusher with 991 and 10 scores. Overall, the Huskers sit second in the Big 12 in scoring offense at 35 ppg while leading the league and ranking seventh nationally on the ground 282.3 ypg.
The Cornhuskers now boast the nation’s sixth-ranked defense 292.9 ypg, and they lead the country in pass efficiency defense 91.55 while ranking second in pass defense 140.2 ypg. Jared Crick has 6.5 of the team’s 26 sacks, and teammate Lavonte David has an an impressive 106 total tackles.
The Aggies claimed a 42-30 triumph at Baylor last Saturday to improve to 7-3 on the year, which is an improvement over the six wins the team notched last season. Running back Cyrus Gray ran for 137 yards and a career-high four touchdowns against the Bears, is averaging 67.3 ypg and has scored 10 touchdowns. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill improved to 3-0 since taking over as the starter, as he threw for 280 yards and a score against Baylor. Uzoma Nwachukwu caught eight passes for 73 yards to give home 30 catches on the year for 354 yards and two scores.
Jeff Fuller and Ryan Swope currently pace the A&M receiving corps with a combined 122 receptions, 1,634 yards and 15 touchdowns, 11 of which belong to Fuller, who is one of the 10 semifinalists for the 2010 Biletnikoff Award and who owns the school record for consecutive games with a catch at 30.
The Aggies currently rank fourth in the Big 12 in scoring offense at 34 ppg while sitting third in passing offense 308.1 ypg. A&M is the league’s top team in terms of third-down conversions, moving the chains 45.7 percent of the time.
Texas A&M’s defense Michael Hodges and Garrick Williams rank one-two on the Aggies tackles list for the season with 84 and 81 with Williams having 4.5 sacks.
The all-time series between these two teams favors Nebraska, 10-3, which includes a 5-2 advantage since the formation of the Big 12.
PICK: Texas A&M University Aggies
Missouri brought 18,000 fans out to the Francis Quadrangle Saturday morning, breaking the Nebraska Huskers previous record of 15,800. Saturday was the first time hosting the show for the school, and the fan turnout reflected that.
Two fans, one game and one simple bet. The fan of the losing team of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers vs University of Texas Longhorns game must eat a bar of soap. The Longhorns went to Lincoln and turned out the lights on the Big 12 rivalry between the two schools with a 20-13 victory. Now this Cornhuskers fan has to eat a bar of soap, he could have paid $200 to get out of it but decided to eat the soap instead.
It helps to skip to the 1:10 mark.
The people in Lincoln, Nebraska are so hyped for tomorrows matchup against the Texas Longhorns that they came up with this brilliant t-shirt referencing last years infamous :01 second that was put back on the clock in the Big 12 Championship game between the two schools.
The Red Out specific t-shirt has angered the people back in Austin, as the Longhorns trademark department got involved and had the site remove the t-shirt because they where using the Longhorns logo without permission,and turned Bevo upside down. That’s a big no-no in college and has caused the t-shirt to become an instant collectors item.
Chalk one up for the NFL’s number 2 overall draft pick Ndamukong Suh for putting on his big boy pants against the team that passed him up and selected quarterback Sam Bradford. Suh tipped the Bradford pass up into the air then intercepted it and wowed the crowd with a nifty little return. Suh punctuated the play by lowering his head and plowing over Rams running back Steven Jackson. Lions went on to beat the Rams 44-6.
This game goes down on the ESPN network and it features the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on Kansas State University Wildcats at Bill Snyder Stadium in Manhattan.
Head coach Bo Pelini takes his Cornhuskers to the Little Apple at 4-0 and 1-0 in the Big 12, undeafeated at this mark for the first time since 2005. It comes after a 17-3 win against South Dakota State even after a shaky performance from freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez, 532 yards 2 touchdowns and rushed for 496 yards 8 touchdowns, was replaced by sophomore quarterback Cody Green in the fourth quarter. However to that point of being removed Martinez is averaging 9.4 yards per carry and 124 yards per game.
The running game of the Cornhusker is more than that of Martinez as senior Roy Helu Jr, 305 yards 4 touchdowns, and sophomore Rex Burkhead, 304 yards 3 touchdowns, are both averaging over 7 yards per carry. Nebraska has scored 16 of its 19 offensive touchdowns on the ground.
Nebraska is allowing 12 points a contest which is tied for seventh fewest in the nation and has given up 126.3 passing yards per game, that is third best in the nation. The Huskers defense does have a weakness in the larger scheme of things and that’s the run defense which has allowed 139 yards a game on the ground. Last week against the Jackrabbits junior linebacker Lavonte David recorded 19 tackles, the most by a Husker since 2004, while racking up 44 tackles on the season. Junior defensive back Alfonzo Dennard had an interception for the third consecutive game.
Head coach Bill Snyder has his Wildcats perfect at 4-0 and 1-0 as well but with three of their victories have come by nine points or less. The Wildcats are 3-0 at home and will surely test a suspect Nebraska run defense as they are putting 216 yards on the ground per game.
The Wildcats are lead by senior running back Daniel Thomas, 628 yards 6 touchdowns, is averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Thomas ran for 552 yards and 6 touchdowns in his first three games but was shut down in a 17-13 victory over University of Central Florida to just 76 yards on 22 carries. Last year Thomas had 99 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving in a 17-3 loss at Nebraska.
Kansas State will have to look to more than Thomas if they want to beat Nebraska and that will have to come from senior quarterback Carson Coffman, 639 yards 5 touchdowns 2 INTs, who is completing 60.5 percent of his throws.
Kansas State is allowing a Big 12 worst 195.5 rushing yards per game.
Nebraska holds a commanding 77-15-2 lead in the all-time series over Kansas State with the Huskers having won the past five meetings.
PICK: University of Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Big 12 conference revealed it will withhold $9.25 million from an estimated $19.37 million in revenue that is to be distributed to the University of Nebraska, as they head to the Big Ten in 2011. While Colorado will have $6.86 million withheld as will join the Pac-10. They both will become official members on July 1, 2011.
About $1.2 million due to Nebraska from 2009-10 that hasn’t been paid yet will stay with the Big 12, Chancellor Harvey Perlman said. Another $8 million will be withheld from the $10 million to $14 million Nebraska would have expected to receive as a Big 12 member in 2010-11.
A $7 million budget surplus in the athletic department for next year will be wiped out by the settlement and Nebraska won’t fully share in Big Ten Conference revenues for another 5 to 7 years.
One potential discount Nebraska negotiated with the Big 12 is the fee will be reduced to $500,000 if the Huskers reach a BCS bowl game this season.
This game goes down on the ESPNU network and it features the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels taking on the University of Idaho Vandals at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.
These two teams I’ve have only witnessed each just once this season and they both where blown out against their opponents and didn’t look good in the process, the Rebels 41-21 loss to Wisconsin and the Vandals 38-17 loss to Nebraska.
Under the direction of new head coach Bobby Hauck the Rebels have dropped their first two games of the 2010 season and last week to open the Mountain West Conference they lost to Utah, 38-10. The Rebels offense only managed a 28-yard field goal by freshman Nolan Kohorst. Senior quarterback Omar Clayton,18-37 for 217 yards, needs just 55 more passing yards to take over fourth place on the school’s all-time passing list. Clayton is also leading the team in rushing after two games with 87 yards but has yet to score a touchdown.
The defense tallied the only other points for the Rebels against Utah as freshman Tim Hasson returned a blocked punt 19 yards for a touchdown. Senior linebacker Starr Fuimaono led the Rebels with 9 tackles and one forced fumble.
The Vandals come into this game 1-1 and their latest game played was the 38-17 loss against the Cornhuskers in Lincoln. The Idaho offense is maned under center by senior quarterback Nathan Enderle,16-31 for 141 yards one touchdown 5 INTs, but junior quarterback Brian Reader, 5-8 for 78 yards one touchdown, saw action too. The Vandals offensive line allowed an astonishing 7 sacks.
The defense side of the ball for Idaho saw Nebraska produced 360 yards and 3 touchdowns on just the ground. Head coach Robb Akey run defense ranks 114th in the nation with 254 ypg allowed.
The Rebels won the most recent meeting between these two schools by a score of 34-31 back in 2005, giving the a 3-2 edge in the all-time series.
PICK: University of Idaho Vandals
This game goes down on the ESPN network and it features the University of Arizona Wildcats take on the University of Toledo Rockets at the Glass Bowl in Toledo. It’s also happens to be the first time that a Pac-10 school will travel to a school from the Mid-American Conference.
Head coach Mike Stoops shaped upped his Wildcats to a 8-5 record and 6-3 in the conference last season but suffered a humiliating loss against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Holiday Bowl to finish off last year. It was however the first time since 1997-98 that an Arizona squad went to back to back bowls.
Junior quarterback Nick Foles looks to put together another solid season under center after throwing for 2,486 yards 19 touchdowns 9 INTS. Foles top target Juron Criner, 45 catches 582 yards 9 touchdowns, returns but the rest of the receiving core looks bleak at this moment. The balance of Arizona’s offense is what made this unit dangerous last season and with the return of running backs Keola Antolin, 637 yards 4 touchdowns, and Nic Grigsby, 567 yards 5 touchdowns, give the Wildcats a solid one-two punch to compliment the passing attack.
Arizona’s defense was based on speed and the tandem at defensive end Ricky Elmore and Brooks Reed, who have each been the teams sacks leaders the last two seasons. Reed led the team in 2008 and Elmore took that honor last season. While the front line looks primed for a big season, the linebackers for Arizona are a big question mark.
On the Toledo side, head coach Tim Beckman, who is entering his second year, watched his Rockets finish the season 5-7 and 3-5 in the Mid-American Conference West Division. The Rockets started off stronger than 2008 but had nearly the same results when they dropped four of its last five.
The Rockets will have to overcome the loss of quarterback Aaron Opelt and turn to sophomore quarterback Austin Dantin, 962 yards 4 touchdowns 4 INTS, who saw very little time under center. Eric Page no doubt will be his go-to target as the he lead the team with 82 receptions 1,159 yards 7 touchdowns as just a freshman. It was top marks for all freshman in the country. Coach Beckman will also begin the season with a new starter at tailback in Morgan Williams, 444 yards 2 touchdowns, who is replacing DuJuane Collins.
The defensive side for Toledo was one for concern and coach Beckman will look to improve drastically in all aspects. The strength of this unit is up front where defensive end Alex Johnson returns and that of linebacker Archie Donald, 116 tackles.
The Wildcats have won the previous two matchups against Toledo, including a 41-16 victory in 2008.
PICK: University of Arizona Wildcats
Detriot Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh might still be upset that his Alma mater Nebraska is leaving the Big 12 for the Big Ten and decided finally to take his frustrations out on Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme. Just maybe.
For almost a century, the Kansas fight song has boasted about husking corn and listening to the Cornhuskers “wail” and even mentions six foes from the old Big Eight. Kansas is sending in “I’m A Jayhawk” for a second revision of the original written by 1912 graduate George “Dumpy” Bowles. The song caught on in 1920 and was first altered in 1958 to remove the “braves” of Haskell Indian Nations College and the “aggies” of Oklahoma A&M, the precursor to Oklahoma State.
Now it will have to be revised to account for Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten next year and Colorado’s move to the Pac-10 next year or in 2012. “I’m A Jayhawk” wasn’t changed when the Big Eight became the Big 12 in 1996.
KU Alumni Association president Kevin Corbett office is holding a contest for students to come up with new lyrics to replace those mentioning Nebraska and Colorado. The winner will be announced on homecoming October 23, and the new lyrics will be implemented in 2011-12.
The Jayhawks and Huskers have played 104 straight years in football, the nation’s longest continuous series, and 116 times since 1892.
The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers are preparing for a global red out come October 16, 2010. That’s the day the Cornhuskers take on their recent nemesis, from the Big 12 Championship game to fallout from conference expansion, the University of Texas Longhorns in one final conference showdown.
The Cornhuskers haven’t beaten the Longhorns since the Big 12 Championship in 1999 by a score of 22-6. But Bo Pelini is got the Cornhuskers primed to create some noise outside of the Big 12 and possibly land in a BCS Bowl Game. There might not be Ndamukong Suh in Lincoln this year but there definitely will be a Jared Crick sighting. Let the talking begin.
That does nothing for me, not for one second does that look appetizing and that’s coming from a fat mans point of view. All it is is way to dehumanize two ALL-SGE-NCAA Football Team members.
Pepperoni your better than that!
Sometimes with everything going on in sports the so called good guy acts get lost in the mix but not this one by ALL-SGE-NCAA Football member Ndamukong Suh, plus it helps it’s the weekend.
Suh, who we assume will be the Detriot Lions first draft pick this Thursday in the NFL Draft with the number two overall pick is already pledging to donate $2.6 million dollars to his Alma mata the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. That’s a $2.6 million pledge before his the IRS, agent, family get anything from his first NFL contract.
Suh made the announcement in a recorded message to the 70,000 that where in attendance for the schools spring football game. Suh said he would be donating 2 million dollars to the strength and conditioning center and $600,000 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, where he earned his degree in construction management.
The pledge is already the largest said donation by a former football player in the school’s history.
Well done, Mr. Suh.