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Huskers in the NFL Draft

Nebraska has an NFL draft history that dates back to the beginning: 1936, when Bernie Scherer was selected 13th overall by the Green Bay Packers. Two Huskers have been selected with the No. 1 pick — Sam Francis in 1937 and Irving Fryar in 1984. The full list features some statistical oddities, too: The 1984 draft includes three Huskers who were picked during a special supplemental draft, while two Huskers — Tom Novak and Charley Toogood — were selected in two different drafts. But there's more to discover. Check out the complete list below of every Husker taken in the NFL draft. Click here to see further analysis of some of the more interesting data points and storylines from the Huskers' NFL Draft history.


355 players drafted Year Team Position
Nathan Gerry 2017 Philadelphia Eagles S 5 184
Maliek Collins 2016 Dallas Cowboys DT 3 67
Vincent Valentine 2016 New England Patriots DT 3 96
Alex Lewis 2016 Baltimore Ravens OL 4 130
Andy Janovich 2016 Denver Broncos FB 6 176
Ameer Abdullah 2015 Detroit Lions RB 2 54
Randy Gregory 2015 Dallas Cowboys DE 2 60
Kenny Bell 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR 5 162
Stanley Jean-Baptiste 2014 New Orleans Saints CB 2 58
Spencer Long 2014 Washington Redskins OL 3 78
Quincy Enunwa 2014 New York Jets WR 6 209
Rex Burkhead 2013 Cincinnati Bengals RB 6 190
Daimion Stafford 2013 Tennessee Titans S 7 248
Lavonte David 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB 2 58
Jared Crick 2012 Houston Texans DE 4 126
Alfonzo Dennard 2012 New England Patriots DB 7 224
Marcel Jones 2012 New Orleans Saints OL 7 234
Prince Amukamara 2011 New York Giants CB 1 19
Roy Helu Jr. 2011 Washington Redskins RB 4 105
Alex Henery 2011 Philadelphia Eagles P 4 120
DeJon Gomes 2011 Washington Redskins CB 5 146
Niles Paul 2011 Washington Redskins WR 5 155
Keith Williams 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers OL 6 196
Eric Hagg 2011 Cleveland Browns S 7 248
Ndamukong Suh 2010 Detroit Lions DL 1 2
Phillip Dillard 2010 New York Giants LB 4 115
Larry Asante 2010 Cleveland Browns S 5 160
Cody Glenn 2009 Washington Redskins LB 5 158
Matt Slauson 2009 New York Jets OL 6 193
Lydon Murtha 2009 Detroit Lions OL 7 228
Zackary Bowman 2008 Chicago Bears CB 5 142
Carl Nicks 2008 New Orleans Saints OL 5 164
Bo Ruud 2008 New England Patriots BUCK 6 197
Adam Carriker 2007 St. Louis Rams RE 1 13
Brandon Jackson 2007 Green Bay Packers RB 2 63
Stewart Bradley 2007 Philadelphia Eagles DE 3 87
Jay Moore 2007 San Francisco RE 4 104
Daniel Bullocks 2006 Detroit Lions FS 2 40
Sam Koch 2006 Baltimore Ravens P 6 203
Le Kevin Smith 2006 New England Patriots DT 6 206
Titus Adams 2006 New York Jets NT 7 220
Fabian Washington 2005 Oakland Raiders CB 1 23
Barrett Ruud 2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers MLB 2 36
Josh Bullocks 2005 New Orleans Saints ROV 2 40
Demorrio Williams 2004 Atlanta Falcons WILL 4 101
Jammal Lord 2004 Houston Texans QB 6 175
Josh Sewell 2004 Denver Broncos OG 6 190
Ryon Bingham 2004 San Diego Chargers DT 7 204
Trevor Johnson 2004 New York Jets TE 7 234
Chris Kelsay 2003 Buffalo Bills RE 2 48
DeJuan Groce 2003 St. Louis Rams DB 4 107
Josh Brown 2003 Seattle Seahawks PK 7 222
Scott Shanle 2003 St. Louis Rams LB 7 251
Toniu Fonoti 2002 San Diego Chargers OG 2 39
Eric Crouch 2002 St. Louis Rams QB 3 95
Keyuo Craver 2002 New Orleans Saints CB 4 125
Tracey Wistrom 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE 7 250
Kyle Vanden Bosch 2001 Arizona Cardinals RE 2 34
Dominic Raiola 2001 Detroit Lions C 2 50
Carlos Polk 2001 San Diego Chargers LB 4 112
Correll Buckhalter 2001 Philadelphia Eagles IB 4 121
Russ Hochstein 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL 5 151
Bobby Newcombe 2001 Arizona Cardinals QB 6 166
Dan Alexander 2001 Tennessee Titans FB 6 192
Mike Brown 2000 Chicago Bears DB 2 39
Steve Warren 2000 Green Bay Packers DT 3 74
Ralph Brown 2000 New York Giants DB 5 140
Mike Rucker 1999 Carolina Panthers LB 2 38
Joel Makovicka 1999 Arizona Cardinals FB 4 116
Jason Wiltz 1999 New York Jets DT 4 123
Jay Foreman 1999 Buffalo Bills DB 5 156
Chad Kelsay 1999 Pittsburgh Steelers LB 7 219
Kris Brown 1999 Pittsburgh Steelers PK 7 228
Sheldon Jackson 1999 Buffalo Bills TE 7 230
Grant Wistrom 1998 St. Louis Rams OLB 1 6
Jason Peter 1998 Carolina Panthers DT 1 14
Scott Frost 1998 New York Jets QB 3 67
Ahman Green 1998 Seattle Seahawks IB 3 76
Aaron Taylor 1998 Indianapolis Colts OG 7 190
Eric Warfield 1998 Kansas City Chiefs DB 7 216
Michael Booker 1997 Atlanta Falcons DB 1 11
Jared Tomich 1997 New Orleans Saints DT 2 39
Mike Minter 1997 Carolina Panthers ROV 2 56
Adam Treu 1997 Oakland Raiders OT 3 72
Chris Dishman 1997 Arizona Cardinals OT 4 106
Jamel Williams 1997 Washington Redskins ROV 5 132
Eric Stokes 1997 Seattle Seahawks CB 5 142
Jon Hesse 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars LB 7 221
Lawrence Phillips 1996 St. Louis Rams IB 1 6
Tyrone Williams 1996 Green Bay Packers FS 3 93
Aaron Graham 1996 Arizona Cardinals OG 4 112
Christian Peter 1996 New England Patriots DT 5 149
Doug Colman 1996 New York Giants ILB 6 171
Tony Veland 1996 Denver Broncos FS 6 181
Zach Wiegert 1995 St. Louis Rams OT 2 38
Brenden Stai 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers OG 3 91
Troy Dumas 1995 Kansas City Chiefs FS 3 97
Donta Jones 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers OLB 4 125
Rob Zatechka 1995 New York Giants OT 4 128
Cory Schlesinger 1995 Detroit Lions FB 6 192
Barron Miles 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers CB 6 199
Trev Alberts 1994 Indianapolis Colts OLB 1 5
Toby Wright 1994 Los Angeles Rams ROV 2 49
Calvin Jones 1994 Los Angeles Raiders IB 3 80
John Reece 1994 Arizona Cardinals FS 4 113
Lance Lundberg 1994 New Orleans Saints OT 7 213
John Parrella 1993 Buffalo Bills DT 2 55
Will Shields 1993 Kansas City Chiefs OG 3 74
Derek Brown 1993 New Orleans Saints IB 4 109
Tyrone Hughes 1993 New Orleans Saints WB 5 137
Travis Hill 1993 Cleveland Browns OLB 7 180
Lance Lewis 1993 Indianapolis Colts CB 7 184
Johnny Mitchell 1992 New York Jets TE 1 15
Tyrone Legette 1992 New Orleans Saints CB 3 72
Nate Turner 1992 Buffalo Bills WB 6 167
Curtis Cotton 1992 Los Angeles Raiders SS 7 173
Jon Bostick 1992 Denver Broncos SE 7 193
Mike Petko 1992 New England Patriots ILB 11 288
Keithen McCant 1992 Cleveland Browns QB 12 316
Bruce Pickens 1991 Atlanta Falcons CB 1 3
Mike Croel 1991 Denver Broncos OLB 1 4
Kenny Walker 1991 Denver Broncos DE 8 200
Pat Tyrance 1991 Los Angeles Rams LB 8 201
Tahaun Lewis 1991 Los Angeles Raiders CB 9 247
Joe Sims 1991 Atlanta Falcons DT 11 283
Jeff Mills 1990 San Diego Chargers DE 3 57
Kent Wells 1990 Washington Redskins NT 6 160
Ken Clark 1990 Indianapolis Colts IB 8 206
Gerry Gdowski 1990 New Orleans Saints QB 8 207
Richard Bell 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers WB 12 319
Broderick Thomas 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE 1 6
Lawrence Pete 1989 Detroit Lions NT 5 115
Dana Brinson 1989 San Diego Chargers WB 8 204
Tim Jackson 1989 Dallas Cowboys CB 9 224
Todd Millikan 1989 Chicago Bears TE 10 270
Willie Griffin 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT 11 290
Steve Taylor 1989 Indianapolis Colts QB 12 323
Neil Smith 1988 Kansas City Chiefs DT 1 2
Tim Rother 1988 Los Angeles Raiders DT 4 90
Keith Jones 1988 Los Angeles Rams IB 6 147
Keith Neubert 1988 New York Jets TE 8 203
Brian Washington 1988 Cleveland Browns MON 10 272
Hendley Hawkins 1988 Cleveland Browns QB 11 300
Steve Forch 1988 Chicago Bears LB 11 301
Danny Noonan 1987 Dallas Cowboys DT 1 12
Brian Davis 1987 Washington Redskins CB 2 30
Marc Munford 1987 Denver Broncos LB 4 111
Stan Parker 1987 New York Giants OT 9 225
Tom Rathman 1986 San Francisco FB 3 56
Jim Skow 1986 Cincinnati Bengals DT 3 58
Paul Miles 1986 Seattle Seahawks IB 7 181
Bill Lewis 1986 Los Angeles Raiders C 7 191
Mark Traynowicz 1985 Buffalo Bills OT 2 29
Mark Behning 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers OT 2 47
Bret Clark 1985 Los Angeles Raiders S 7 191
Scott Strasburger 1985 Dallas Cowboys DE 9 243
Jeff Smith 1985 Kansas City Chiefs IB 10 267
Shane Swanson 1985 Kansas City Chiefs WB 10 267
Irving Fryar 1984 New England Patriots WB 1 1
Mike Rozier 1984 Houston Oilers RB 2
Dean Steinkuhler 1984 Houston Oilers OG 1 2
Turner Gill 1984 New York Jets QB 64
Mark Schellen 1984 San Francisco FB 80
Scott Raridon 1984 Philadelphia Eagles OT 6 144
Dave Rimington 1983 Cincinnati Bengals C 1 25
Roger Craig 1983 San Francisco IB 2 49
Jamie Williams 1983 New York Giants TE 3 63
Todd Brown 1983 Detroit Lions WR 6 154
Jeff Merrell 1983 San Francisco MG 10 259
Toby Williams 1983 New England Patriots DT 10 265
Bruce Mathison 1983 San Diego Chargers QB 10 272
Jimmy Williams 1982 Detroit Lions DE 1 15
Rodney Lewis 1982 New Orleans Saints DB 3 58
Henry Waechter 1982 Chicago Bears DT 7 173
Phil Bates 1982 Detroit Lions FB 7 175
Tom Carlstrom 1982 New York Jets OG 12 330
Russell Gary 1981 New Orleans Saints DB 2 29
Jarvis Redwine 1981 Minnesota Vikings IB 2 52
Andra Franklin 1981 Miami Dolphins FB 2 56
Derrie Nelson 1981 Dallas Cowboys DE 4 108
John Noonan 1981 Miami Dolphins SE 9 235
Randy Schleusener 1981 Cleveland Browns OG 9 244
Joe Adams 1981 St. Louis Cardinals OL 12 309
Junior Miller 1980 Atlanta Falcons TE 1 7
Rod Horn 1980 Cincinnati Bengals MG 3 59
Bill Barnett 1980 Miami Dolphins DT 3 75
Tim Smith 1980 Houston Oilers SE 3 79
I.M. Hipp 1980 Atlanta Falcons IB 4 104
Dan Pensick 1980 Kansas City Chiefs DT 5 115
John Havekost 1980 Denver Broncos OG 7 184
Kelly Saalfeld 1980 Green Bay Packers OT 9 226
Mark Goodspeed 1980 Miami Dolphins OT 9 239
Kenny Brown 1980 Minnesota Vikings WB 10 258
George Andrews 1979 Los Angeles Rams DE 1 19
Kelvin Clark 1979 Denver Broncos OT 1 22
Barney Cotton 1979 Cincinnati Bengals C 3 59
Richard Berns 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers IB 3 80
Steve Lindquist 1979 Miami Dolphins OG 6 162
Lee Kunz 1979 Chicago Bears LB 7 174
Frank Lockett 1979 Green Bay Packers SE 10 264
Randy Poeschl 1979 Cleveland Browns DT 11 287
Brett Moritz 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG 2 44
Stan Waldemore 1978 Atlanta Falcons OT 3 70
Dodie Donnell 1978 New York Jets FB 4 88
Ken Spaeth 1978 Buffalo Bills TE 5 114
Tom Davis 1978 Oakland Raiders C 6 140
Mark Dufresne 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers TE 7 187
Monte Anthony 1978 Baltimore Colts IB 8 218
Greg Jorgensen 1978 New York Giants RB 10 253
Mike Fultz 1977 New Orleans Saints DT 2 34
Vince Ferragamo 1977 Los Angeles Rams QB 4 91
Ray Phillips 1977 Cincinnati Bengals LB 5 133
Ron Pruitt 1977 Buffalo Bills DT 6 157
Bob Lingenfelter 1977 Cleveland Browns OT 7 188
Dave Butterfield 1977 New York Jets DB 11 307
Rik Bonness 1976 Oakland Raiders LB 3 84
Tony Davis 1976 Cincinnati Bengals IB 4 106
Wonder Monds 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers DB 4 112
Bob Martin 1976 New York Jets LB 6 163
Jim Burrow 1976 Green Bay Packers DB 8 218
Dean Gissler 1976 Washington Redskins DT 11 308
John O'Leary 1976 Chicago Bears IB 12 330
Brad Jenkins 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE 13 348
John Lee 1976 San Diego Chargers DT 13 351
Larry Mushinskie 1976 Dallas Cowboys TE 14 402
Rich Costanzo 1976 Dallas Cowboys OL 16 458
Tom Ruud 1975 Buffalo Bills LB 1 19
Bob Nelson 1975 Buffalo Bills LB 2 42
John Starkebaum 1975 New Orleans Saints LB 4 92
Dave Humm 1975 Oakland Raiders QB 5 128
Don Westbrook 1975 Baltimore Colts HB 6 131
Mark Doak 1975 Washington Redskins OT 6 147
Tom Alward 1975 New York Jets LG 6 153
Marvin Crenshaw 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers RT 6 156
Ardell Johnson 1975 Washington Redskins DB 11 277
Ritch Bahe 1975 St. Louis Cardinals WB 14 358
Dennis Pavelka 1975 Washington Redskins OT 16 412
Stan Hegener 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers OL 17 442
John Dutton 1974 Baltimore Colts DT 1 5
Steve Manstedt 1974 Houston Oilers DE 4 79
Daryl White 1974 Cincinnati Bengals OT 6 98
Bob Wolfe 1974 Miami Dolphins OT 6 156
Maury Damkroger 1974 New England Patriots LB 7 178
Frosty Anderson 1974 New Orleans Saints SE 10 235
Ralph Powell 1974 Atlanta Falcons FB 13 329
Johnny Rodgers 1973 San Diego Chargers WB 1 25
Willie Harper 1973 San Francisco LB 2 41
Monte Johnson 1973 Oakland Raiders DT 2 49
Bill Olds 1973 Baltimore Colts FB 3 61
Rich Glover 1973 New York Giants DL 3 69
Doug Dumler 1973 New England Patriots OL 5 108
Joe Blahak 1973 Houston Oilers DB 8 183
Bill Janssen 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers OT 8 206
Dave Mason 1973 Minnesota Vikings DB 10 246
Jerry List 1973 Oakland Raiders RB 11 283
Jerry Tagge 1972 Green Bay Packers QB 1 11
Jeff Kinney 1972 Kansas City Chiefs RB 1 23
Larry Jacobson 1972 New York Giants DT 1 24
Carl Johnson 1972 New Orleans Saints OT 5 112
Van Brownson 1972 Baltimore Colts QB 8 204
Keith Wortman 1972 Green Bay Packers OG 10 242
Joe Orduna 1971 San Francisco RB 2 49
Bob Newton 1971 Chicago Bears LT 3 71
Paul Rogers 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers K 8 190
Dan Schneiss 1971 New England Patriots FB 11 261
Jim McFarland 1970 St. Louis Cardinals TE 7 164
Ken Geddes 1970 Detroit Lions LB 7 175
Dana Stephenson 1970 Chicago Bears CB 8 183
Mike Wynn 1970 Oakland Raiders DE 8 206
Frank Patrick 1970 Green Bay Packers TE 10 251
Bob Liggett 1970 Kansas City Chiefs DT 15 390
Mike Green 1970 San Diego Chargers RB 16 406
Glenn Patterson 1970 Dallas Cowboys OL 17 439
James Hawkins 1969 Los Angeles Rams DB 7 177
Dick Davis 1969 Cleveland Browns RB 12 306
Wayne Meylan Sr. 1968 Cleveland Browns LB 4 104
Ben Gregory 1968 Buffalo Bills RB 5 114
Robert Taucher 1968 Dallas Cowboys OT 7 185
Harry Wilson 1967 Philadelphia Eagles HB 3 68
Carel Stith 1967 Houston Oilers RT 4 86
Ron Kirkland 1967 Baltimore Colts HB 9 229
Pete Tatman 1967 Minnesota Vikings FB 10 244
Kaye Carstens 1967 Chicago Bears DB 13 326
Walter Barnes 1966 Washington Redskins C 2 21
Robert Pickens 1966 Chicago Bears RT 3 44
Tony Jeter 1966 Green Bay Packers E 3 46
Freeman White Jr. 1966 New York Giants E 9 132
Dick Czap 1966 Cleveland Browns RT 12 183
James Brown 1966 St. Louis Cardinals RT 13 196
Lynn Senkbeil 1966 Chicago Bears RG 16 242
Richard Fitzgerald 1966 San Francisco LT 19 283
Kent McCloughan 1965 Washington Redskins B 3 34
John Strohmyer 1965 Washington Redskins RT 12 160
Preston Love 1965 Detroit Lions B 19 263
Robert Brown 1964 Philadelphia Eagles RT 1 2
Lloyd Voss 1964 Green Bay Packers RT 1 13
Rudy Johnson 1964 San Francisco B 5 57
John Kirby 1964 Minnesota Vikings LB 5 62
Willie Ross 1964 St. Louis Cardinals B 9 121
Monte Kiffin 1964 Minnesota Vikings LT 15 202
Larry Kramer 1964 Baltimore Colts LT 15 204
Robert Jones 1964 Washington Redskins RT 18 242
Robert Hohn 1964 Los Angeles Rams HB 20 273
Dennis Claridge 1963 Green Bay Packers B 3 39
Bill Thornton 1963 St. Louis Cardinals B 5 58
David Theisen 1963 Los Angeles Rams B 11 141
Ron McDole 1961 St. Louis Cardinals E 4 50
Pat Fischer 1961 St. Louis Cardinals B 17 232
Clarence Cook 1957 Los Angeles Rams E 18 208
LaVerne Torczon 1957 Cleveland Browns OL 18 211
Don Glantz 1955 Washington Redskins OL 5 52
Ron Clark 1955 Green Bay Packers B 11 125
Bob Smith 1955 Cleveland Browns B 15 181
Charles Bryant 1955 Green Bay Packers OL 24 281
Ted Connor 1954 Philadelphia Eagles OL 3 33
Jerry Minnick 1954 Washington Redskins OL 9 104
Ray Novak 1954 Detroit Lions B 14 169
Don Boll 1953 Washington Redskins OL 4 40
Bobby Reynolds 1953 Los Angeles Rams B 7 84
Ed Husmann 1953 Chicago Cardinals OL 9 99
Frank Simon 1952 San Francisco E 14 166
Charles Toogood 1951 Los Angeles Rams OL 3 35
Fran Nagle 1951 Philadelphia Eagles B 4 43
Tom Novak 1950 Chicago Bears OL 4 48
Cletus Fischer 1949 New York Giants B 23 226
John Pesek 1948 Los Angeles Rams E 23 210
Carl Samuelson 1947 Los Angeles Rams E 10 83
Wally Hopp 1945 Detroit Lions B 13 128
Frank Hazard 1945 Green Bay Packers OL 18 186
Bert Gissler 1944 Green Bay Packers E 15 148
Howard Debus 1944 Boston Yanks B 25 263
Al Grubaugh 1944 Green Bay Packers OL 27 280
Vic Schleich 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers OL 10 83
Al Zikmund 1943 Chicago Bears B 12 109
Vike Francis 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers FB 5 37
George Abel 1942 Chicago Bears OL 16 150
Fred Preston 1942 Green Bay Packers OE 17 159
Harry Hopp 1941 Detroit Lions FB 3 20
Walt Luther 1941 Cleveland Rams FB 4 29
Royal Kahler 1941 Philadelphia Eagles OL 5 31
Herman Rohrig 1941 Green Bay Packers DB 6 46
Ray Prochaska 1941 Cleveland Rams OE 7 54
Warren Alfson 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers OL 16 149
George Seeman 1940 Green Bay Packers OE 8 69
Charley Brock 1939 Green Bay Packers OL 3 24
Bill Callihan 1939 Detroit Lions BB 9 77
Bob Mills 1939 New York Giants OL 9 80
Fred Shirey 1938 Philadelphia Eagles OL 5 32
Elmer Dohrmann 1938 Washington Redskins OE 6 49
Ted Doyle 1938 New York Giants OL 8 68
Johnny Howell 1938 Green Bay Packers FB 9 77
Sam Francis 1937 Philadelphia Eagles FB 1 1
Lloyd Cardwell 1937 Detroit Lions WB 1 7
Les McDonald 1937 Chicago Bears OE 1 8
Bernie Scherer 1936 Green Bay Packers OE 3 13