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2008 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University-of-Nebraska-Lincoln-logo.png
Big 12 North Co-Champions
2009 Gator Bowl vs. Clemson, W 26-21
Conference Big 12 Conference North
2008 record 9-4 (5-3 Big 12)
Head coach Bo Pelini
Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson
Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini

Home stadium

Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Big 12 football standings
     Conf       Overall
Team W   L     W   L
North
#19 / 16 Missouri 5 3     10 4
Nebraska 5 3     9 4
Kansas 4 4     8 5
Colorado 2 6     5 7
Kansas State 2 6     5 7
Iowa State 0 8     2 10
South
#5 / 5 Oklahoma 7 1     12 2
#4 / 3 Texas 7 1     12 1
#12 / 12 Texas Tech 7 1     11 2
#16 / 18 Oklahoma State 5 3     9 4
Baylor 2 6     4 8
Texas A&M 2 6     4 8

Championship: Oklahoma 62 vs Missouri 21
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP / Coaches polls

The 2008 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team represented the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bo Pelini and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Contents

Before the season

Pelini returned to Nebraska as Head Coach after a previous one-year stint as Defensive Coordinator for Nebraska in 2003[1]. At the conclusion of the 2003 season, Pelini was appointed as Interim Head Coach[2], following the firing of Frank Solich, for Nebraska's appearance in the Alamo Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans, a contest in which Nebraska triumphed 17-3[3], leaving Nebraska with a final AP Poll ranking of 19 and Coaches Poll ranking of 18. Despite this performance and significant fan support, Pelini was passed over as Solich's permanent replacement in favor of Bill Callahan. During Pelini's absence from Nebraska, he served as Co-Defensive Coordinator for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2004, and Defensive Coordinator for the LSU Tigers for 2005-2007 [4] prior to his return to Nebraska following the dismissal of Callahan.

Schedule

[5]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* 6:00 p.m. Western Michigan Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska FSN PPV W 47-24   84,485
September 6* 11:30 a.m. San José State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN PPV W 35-12   84,146
September 13* 6:00 p.m. New Mexico State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN PPV W 38-7   84,821
September 27* 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC L 30-35   85,831
October 4† 8:00 p.m. #4/3 Missouri Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ESPN L 17-52   85,372
October 11 2:00 p.m. at #7/7 Texas Tech Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, Texas FSN L 31-37 OT  53,449
October 18 11:30 a.m. at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa Versus W 35-7   48,794
October 25 11:30 a.m. Baylor Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska Versus W 32-20   85,104
November 1 7:00 p.m. at #4/4 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma ESPN L 62-28   85,212
November 8 1:30 p.m. Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN PPV W 45-35   85,486
November 15 2:35 p.m. at Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, Kansas FSN PPV W 56-28   48,444
November 28 2:30 p.m. Colorado Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC W 40-31   85,319
January 1 12:00 p.m. Clemson Jacksonville Municipal StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) CBS W 26-21   67,282
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster

[6][7].

Allen, Pierre (#95) So., DE
Amukamara, Prince (#21) So., CB
Anderson, Kenny Fr., DE
Asante, Larry (#4) Jr., S
Barfield, Shukree (#56) Sr., DT
Barrett, Cruz (#66) So., OL
Baumgartner, Justin (#56) Sr., LS
Bechtold, Damon Fr., TE
Bell, Antonio Fr., WR
Blue, Anthony (#14) So., CB
Brooks, Chris (#1) Jr., WR
Burke, Keifer Fr., DE
Burkes, Jaivorio (#72) So., OL
Cammack, Wes (#82) Jr., WR
Caputo, Mike (#58) RFr., C
Cassidy, Austin (#8) RFr., S
Castille, Quentin (#19) So., RB
Christensen, Andy (#62) Sr., OL
Compton, Will Fr., LB
Cooper, Khiry Fr., WR
Cotton, Ben Fr., TE
Covey, Nick (#31) Jr., LB
Crick, Jared (#94) RFr., DE
Culbert, Major (#6) So., RB
Damkroger, Jonathan RFr., P
Davis, Beau (#15) Sr., QB
Dean, Jase Fr., S
Dennard, Alfonzo Fr., DB
Dillard, Phillip (#52) Jr., LB
Dixon, Taylor Fr., LB
Donahue, Matt RFr., WR
Ebke, Jim RFr., QB
Escamilla, Taylor (#74) RFr., DL
Fahie, Tyrone (#92) RFr., DL
Fisher, Sean Fr., LB
Ford, Ryan (#27) So., CB
Franzluebbers, Ben (#50) So., DL
Ganz, Joe (#12) Sr., QB
Gillaspie, Aaron (#41) So., FB
Gilleylen, Curenski (#11) RFr., WR
Glenn, Cody (#34) Sr., LB
Grant, David Fr., OL
Grixby, Ronnell Fr., DB/RB
Grove, Thomas (#41) So., LB
Hagg, Eric (#28) So., S
Harvey, David (#80) Jr., DE
Hays, Mike (#30) RFr., FB
Heiman, Steve RFr., QB
Helu, Roy (#10) Jr., RB
Henery, Alex (#90) So., P
Henry, Ricky So., OL

 

Henry, Will (#8) So., WR
Hetzer, Tyson Jr., TE
Hickman, Jacob (#67) Jr., OL
Hill, Ryan (#80) RFr., TE
Holt, Matt Fr., S
Holt, Menelik (#4) Jr., WR
Huff, Mike (#61) Sr., OL
Jackson, Justin Fr., DT
Jensen, Seth (#91) So., DT
Jones, D.J. (#73) So., OL
Jones, Marcel (#78) RFr., OL
Koehler, Colton (#54) Jr., LB
Kreikemeier, Micah Fr., LB
Kunalic, Adi (#20) So., PK
Lawrence, Blake (#12) So., LB
Lawson, Thomas (#36) Sr., FB
Lee, Daniel (#29) Sr., PK
Lee, Zac (#3) So., QB
Legate, Tyler RFr., LB
Lester, Ben (#88) RFr., WR
Levorson, John Fr., DB
Lingenfelter, Luke (#75) RFr., DE
Lucky, Marlon (#5) Sr., RB
Makovicka, Jordan Sr., RB
Maher, Brett Fr., PK
Makovicka, Justin (#45) So., FB
Manninger, Matt Fr., LB
Marlowe, Tim Fr., WR
Martin, Ben (#63) So., DL
Martin, Jay (#59) RFr., LB
Masin, Mike (#71) RFr., OL
May, Matthew (#36) RFr., S
McClure, Mychael Fr., LB
McDermott, Conor Fr., LB
McDermott, Colin Fr., LB
McEwen, Robbie (#79) Sr., LS
McNeill, Mike (#44) So., TE
Meginnis, Sam Fr., LB/LS
Mendoza, Marcus (#32) Fr., RB
Meredith, Cameron Fr., DL
Molek, Josh Fr., DE
Moore, Terrence (#90) RFr., DT
Moore, Kyle (#38) So., LB
Moravec, Brent Fr., FB/LB
Murillo, Armando (#5) Sr., CB
Murtha, Lydon (#76) Sr., OL
O'Hanlon, Matt (#33) Sr., S
Okafor, Collins RFr., RB
O'Leary, T.J. (#82) Sr., LS
Osborne, Courtney Fr., ATH
Osborne, Steven Fr., WR

 

Partington, Joseph RFr., WR
Paul, Niles (#24) So., WR
Peterson, Todd (#17) Sr., WR
Pillen, David Fr., FB/LB/LS
Potter, Zach (#98) Sr., DE
Reed, Kyler Fr., RB
Rogers, Justin Fr., DB
Ruiz, Zach Fr., QB/ATH
Santin, Jonathon (#89) RFr., DE
Sayre, Jeff (#57) RFr., LB
Choi, Seung Hoon Fr., DT
Sievers, Clayton (#88) Sr., DE
Slauson, Matt (#70) Sr., OL
Smith, Mike (#65) So., OL
Smith, P.J. Fr., DB
Spano, Kody Fr., QB
Spratte, Steve Fr., WR
Stafford, Austin (#35) RFr., LB
Steinkuhler, Ty (#43) Sr., DT
Steinkuhler, Baker Fr., OL
Stoddard, Graham Fr., LB
Suh, Ndamukong (#93) Jr., DT
Sullivan, Shawn (#18) RFr., CB
Swift, Nate (#87) Sr., WR
Tasa, Ben (#46) So., TE
Teafatiller, Hunter (#89) Sr., TE
Thenarse, Rickey (#3) Jr., S
Thompson, Brandon RFr., OL
Thomsen, Kevin (#37) RFr., FB
Thorell, Lance (#39) RFr., WR
Thorson, Brian RFr., OL
Titchener, Dan (#97) Sr., P
Toailoa, Quentin Fr., DL
Turner, Barry (#99) Sr., DE
Wald, Mason Fr., DB
Wallace, Jeremy Fr., FB/LB
Ward, Lester Fr., RB
Washington, Latravis (#23) So., LB
Watson, Adam (#24) So., S
Went, Judd Fr., DE/OT
Wesch, Jake (#37) Sr., PK
West, Anthony (#22) So., CB
Whaley, Alonzo Fr., FB/LB
Whitmore, David Fr., DB
Williams, Josh Fr., DE
Williams, Keith (#68) So., OL
Witt, Patrick (#2) RFr., QB
Wortman, Tyler (#53) Sr., LB
Yancy, William (#47) RFr., DE
Young, Dreu (#49) So., TE

     

Coaching staff

[8][9]

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Bo Pelini Head Coach 2008 2003, 2008- Ohio State
Carl Pelini Defensive Coordinator
Defensive Line
2008 2003, 2008- Youngstown State
Shawn Watson Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
2007 2006- Southern Illinois
Tim Beck Running Backs 2008 2008- Central Florida
Ron Brown Tight Ends 2008 1987-2003, 2008- Brown
Barney Cotton Associate Head Coach
Offensive Line
2008 2003, 2008- Nebraska
Mike Ekeler Linebackers 2008 2008- Kansas State
Ted Gilmore Assistant Head Coach
Receivers
Recruiting Coordinator
2008 2005- Wyoming
John Papuchis Defensive Ends 2008 2008- Virginia Tech
Marvin Sanders Secondary 2008 2003, 2008- Nebraska
Jeff Jamrog Assistant AD for Football 2008 1988-1989, 2000-2003, 2008- Nebraska
James Dobson Strength and Conditioning 2008 2008- Wisconsin
Curt Baldus Graduate Assistant 2008 2006, 2008- St. Cloud State
Ross Watson Graduate Assistant 2008 2008- Mount Union

Game notes

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Western Michigan

Western Michigan at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Western Michigan 0 10 7 7 24
• Nebraska 14 20 10 3 47

Nebraska opened the season with expectations below average after finishing 5-7 in 2007. However, there was a buzz in the air as first year head coach Bo Pelini returned to Lincoln to improve a maligned defense and to re-energize the program. Nebraska played very well as the defense seemed much improved from 2007. LB Cody Glenn was the bright spot on defense and seemed to be in on almost every play. The offense continued to be as productive as usual with Joe Ganz at quarterback, en route to a 47-24 win.

San José State

San José State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
San Jose State 6 3 0 3 12
• Nebraska 14 0 0 21 35
The Husker spirit groups on the field.

Nebraska came into its second game of the year with a little more certainty. San Jose State quickly put a stop to that. The Spartans marched all over Nebraska's defense on the first drive with Kyle Reed scoring on a 12 yard run. Nebraska scored two touchdowns to recapture the lead going into the second quarter. The game turned mostly defensive with SJSU scoring field goals in the second and fourth quarters. After SJSU's field goal in the fourth, Niles Paul returned the kickoff 85 yards for a Nebraska touchdown. The return sparked the Huskers as they scored three more touchdowns sealing the game.

New Mexico State

New Mexico State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
New Mexico State 0 0 0 7 7
• Nebraska 7 14 14 3 38

Nebraska, entering the game 2-0, felt confident going against the Aggies who were playing their first game of the season. The Aggies, on the second drive, went down the field with relative ease only to have their field goal kick blocked by Zach Potter. Nebraska's offense finally looked like it came together scoring 35 points. The scoring included Marlon Lucky taking a toss and throwing it downfield to quarterback Joe Ganz and then Ganz running 33 yards on an option play.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia Tech 9 9 10 7 35
Nebraska 7 3 7 13 30

Nebraska, 3-0, headed into the Virginia Tech game looking for a signature win in the first year of Bo Pelini's first year. It would not be on this night, though. Virginia Tech got on the board first, blocking a Dan Titchner punt for a safety. The Hokies controlled the game for most of the night, until senior Nate Swift returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Huskers needed a big defensive stop and seemed to have got it on a 3rd down run by Tyrod Taylor. Taylor was tackled out of bounds, but Nebraska defense tackle Ndamukong Suh appeared to have leaped on top of Taylor, prompting an official to throw a flag for a late hit. Bo Pelini, obviously upset, berated the official about the call until the official threw another flag for an unsportmanslike conduct on Coach Pelini. The penalties put Tech near the endzone and continued the Hokies drive, eventually having Taylor score and ice the game.

Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 17 21 0 52
Nebraska 7 3 0 7 17

Missouri came into this game having not won in Lincoln since 1978. That streak was broken as the Tigers romped over Nebraska scoring in bunches to roll all over Nebraska. Penalties were the biggest killers of NU as the Huskers had 14 of them for 101 yards.

Texas Tech

Nebraska at Texas Tech [box score]
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Nebraska 0 7 3 21 0 31
Texas Tech 7 10 7 7 6 37

After being routed by Missouri, Nebraska was expecting more of the same against Texas Tech. Instead, they found themselves in the midst of a battle. Nebraska went punch for punch with the Red Raiders. Todd Peterson caught a touchdown pass with :29 left to tie the game at 31 forcing it into overtime. In overtime, the Red Raiders scored a touchdown but had their extra point blocked, opening the door for Nebraska to win. However, on 2nd down, Joe Ganz threw an interception to cornerback Jamar Wall, ending the game. This was Nebraska's first loss in overtime in school history.

Iowa State

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 7 14 0 14 35
Iowa State 0 0 7 0 7

Playing Iowa State may have been the trick for Nebraska, having lost their last three games. Nebraska roared to a 21-0 lead at halftime. Iowa State stifled Nebraska offense for the third quarter and scored a touchdown of their own, but going into the fourth, Nebraska took back momentum scoring twice to finish off the Cyclones.

Baylor

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 14 6 0 0 20
• Nebraska 7 10 7 8 32

Nebraska might have been sleeping in the first half as they let Baylor jump on them 20-17 going into the half. Nebraska came back from a halftime deficit for the first time since 2003, scoring 15 points in the third and fourth quarters including a safety and a 9 yard touchdown catch by Nate Swift, a catch that broke Johnny Rodgers' record for career catches.

Oklahoma

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 14 7 7 28
Oklahoma 35 14 13 0 62

Nebraska ran into an offensive explosion in Norman and in a matter of minutes was down 35-0. Three first quarter turnovers doomed the Huskers as Oklahoma capitalized on all of them. Nebraska however did not lay down and fought through the circumstances to put up a respectable 28 as the Huskers looked to regroup.

Kansas

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 7 7 14 35
• Nebraska 7 7 10 21 45

Nebraska vowed the start of a new season heading into this game, one that consisted of three games. Needing only one win to become bowl eligible, Nebraska played exceptional on a frigid day in Lincoln. Nebraska and Kansas went blow for blow until the fourth quarter when a 52 yard touchdown run by Roy Helu Jr. and a 2 yard touchdown catch by Ndamukong Suh opened up the game for Nebraska.

Kansas State

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 14 21 0 21 56
Kansas State 7 7 7 7 28

Nebraska felt confident heading into Manhattan as lame-duck coach Ron Prince had never beaten them, nor had former Nebraska commit, Josh Freeman. Also, Nebraska's defense got their blackshirts back for the first time this season. NU made a crucial mistake early allowing a 57 yard interception return for a touchdown. Barring that play and a long touchdown pass by Freeman, NU played sparkling defense in the first half. KSU scored only twice more one on a methodical drive by backup Carson Coffmann and a kickoff return by Brandon Banks.

Colorado

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 14 10 7 0 31
• Nebraska 14 10 3 13 40

Colorado came into this game fighting for bowl eligibility at 5-6. Nebraska had already secured a spot in a bowl game, but a win would help improve where they would be headed. Colorado would have none of it, taking an early 14-0 lead. Nebraska came back taking a 24-17 lead and was looking to add on going into the half. On a fake field goal play, holder Jake Wesch was to flip it over his head and kicker Alex Henery was supposed to catch it and throw it, a play that was made against Kansas. This time, Colorado's Jimmy Smith picked off the flip in mid-air and returned it 58 yards to tie the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Nebraska trailed 31-30. NU had the ball deep into Buff's territory when Patrick Mahnke sacked Joe Ganz for a 15 yard loss, setting up a 4th & 25. It looked like Nebraska was out of Alex Henery's field goal range with the kick being 57 yards. Bo Pelini sent his kicker out anyway after Henery told him he could do it. Henery came onto the field and with 1:55 left, kicked the 57 yarder, giving Nebraska the 33-31 lead. On Colorado's next drive, Cody Hawkins pass was deflected by Zach Potter and intercepted by Ndamukong Suh who rumbled 30 yards for a touchdown, icing the game at 40-31 and sending Colorado home with no bowl. Nebraska finished the regular season 8-4 and Big 12 North Co-Division Champions with Missouri.

Clemson

Nebraska vs Clemson [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 0 3 20 3 26
Clemson 0 14 7 0 21
The game in the fourth quarter.

Nebraska defeated Clemson in a come-from-behind 26-21 finish at the 2009 Gator Bowl on January 1, 2009. It could have been a shutout, as all 21 of Clemson's points were the result of Nebraska turnovers. The game remained in doubt until the very end, as Clemson marched from their own 23 to the Nebraska 10. With 1st and goal to go and about two minutes remaining on the clock, the Blackshirts made their stand, resulting in a 16 yard sack and three Clemson incompletions to seal the outcome of the game. The game was played only days after Head Coach Bo Pelini and Defensive Coordinator Carl Pelini returned from their father's funeral in Ohio.

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A

Statistics

Team

Nebraska Opponent
Total Scoring 460 365
  Points per Game 35 28
  Total 1st Quarter Scoring 98 113
  Total 2nd Quarter Scoring 126 107
  Total 3rd Quarter Scoring 81 93
  Total 4th Quarter Scoring 155 52
  Total Overtime Scoring 0 6
First Downs 295 228
  Rushing First Downs 113 85
  Passing First Downs 171 115
  Penalty First Downs 11 28
Rushing Yards 2210 1540
Rushing Attempts 487 420
  Yards per Rush 5 4
Rushing Touchdowns 27 24
  Net Rushing Yards Gained 2512 1921
  Net Rushing Yards Lost 302 381
Passing Yards 3650 3008
  Passing Completions 294 220
  Passing Attempts 432 383
  Interceptions 11 12
  Yards per Pass Attempt 8 8
  Yards per Pass Completion 12 14
Passing Touchdowns 27 19
Total Yards Offense 5860 4548
Total Plays Offense 919 803
  Average Offensive Yards per Play 6 6
Fumbles - Lost 32 - 18 17 - 5
Penalties - Yards 94 - 800 64 - 477
Nebraska Opponent
Punts - Yards 48 - 1850 66 - 2544
  Average Yards per Punt 39 39
  Average Net Yards per Punt 32 32
  Punts inside 20 Yard Line 14 18
  Punts over 50 Yards 4 9
  Punt Touchbacks 5 4
  Punt Fair Catches 6 9
Kickoffs - Yards 88 - 5613 71 - 4435
  Average Yards per Kickoff 64 62
  Average Net Yards per Kickoff 42 42
  Kickoff Touchbacks 29 10
Punt Returns - Yards - TDs 31 - 376 - 1 22 - 208 - 0
  Average Net Punt Return Yards 12 9
Kickoff Returns - Yards - TDs 58 - 1245 - 1 58 - 1383 - 1
  Average Net Kickoff Return Yards 21 24
Interceptions - Yards - TDs 12 - 202 - 2 11 - 249 - 3
Fumble Recoveries - Yards - TDs 2 - 14 - 0 5 - 150 - 2
Average Total Time of Possession 34:01 25:59
  Average 1Q Time of Possession 08:49 06:11
  Average 2Q Time of Possession 08:40 06:20
  Average 3Q Time of Possession 08:35 06:25
  Average 4Q Time of Possession 07:57 07:03
3rd Down Conversions - Attempts 84 - 178 57 - 169
4th Down Conversions - Attempts 5 - 13 10 - 21
Scored from Red Zone - Attempts 54 - 62 37 - 49
Sacks - Yards 35 - 272 21 - 128
  Average Yards per Sack 8 6
PATs - Attempts 56 - 57 45 - 49
FGs - Attempts 18 - 21 10 - 17
Longest Rush 58 67
Longest Pass 69 68
Longest Punt 58 69
Longest Field Goal 57 48

After the season

The reputation of the Blackshirts, whose trademark black jerseys quietly disappeared during the disappointing 5-7 (2-6) 2007 season, was restored with emphasis during 2008 as the coveted black jerseys were once again distributed to defensive starters on November 11 [10] following a key emotional win over the Kansas Jayhawks.

The season concluded January 1, 2009 with a come-from-behind 26-21 [11] Nebraska victory over the Clemson Tigers in the 2009 Gator Bowl. Nebraska finished as co-division Champions of the Big 12 North Division, with a final record of 9-4 (5-3). Head Coach Bo Pelini's overall career record improved to 10-4 (.714), 5-3 in conference, and 2-0 in bowl games. Pelini's 2008 regular season record of 9-4 was the highest among all 28 Division 1A teams with new head coaches and staffs that year[12].

Awards

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Award Name(s)
All-American honorable mention Ndamukong Suh
All-Big 12 1st team Ndamukong Suh, Matt Slauson, Nate Swift
All-Big 12 2nd team Alex Henery
All-Big 12 honorable mention Larry Asante, Roy Helu Jr., Jacob Hickman, Lydon Murtha, Nate Swift, Zach Potter, Ty Steinkuhler
All-Bowl team Ndamukong Suh

NFL and Pro Players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2008 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.

Name Team
Joe Ganz Washington Redskins
Cody Glenn Washington Redskins
Marlon Lucky Cincinnati Bengals
Lydon Murtha Detroit Lions
Todd Peterson Jacksonville Jaguars
Zach Potter New York Jets
Matt Slauson New York Jets
Ty Steinkuhler New York Jets
Nate Swift Denver Broncos

References


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