THE NEBRASKA 100




OUR GREATEST ATHLETES



In an historic series, The World-Herald selected Nebraska's Top 100 athletes.

The Top 100, selected in 2005, came from a pool of more than 450 names from the ranks of high school, college, amateur and professional sports from the past 130 years. Assistance came from a panel of veteran sports observers from across the state, with the newspaper's sports staff determining the final rankings.

Also, click here to see the complete list of the Nebraska 100 considerations, as well as those Nebraska-born athletic greats who didn't qualify.


1

Bob Gibson

2

Gale Sayers

3

Grover Cleveland Alexander

4

Bob Boozer

5

Johnny Rodgers

6

Lloyd Hahn

7

Richie Ashburn

8

Ahman Green

9

Tom Kropp

10

Jim Hartung

11

Dazzy Vance

12

Ike Mahoney

13

Sam Crawford

14

Erick Strickland

15

Allison Weston

16

Lloyd Cardwell

17

Marlin Briscoe

18

Gilbert Dodds

19

Ed Weir

20

Johnny Goodman

21

Tom Novak

22

Pat Fischer

23

Mick Tingelhoff

24

Ron Boone

25

Mike McGee

26

Nile Kinnick

27

Mel Harder

28

Dave Rimington

29

Julie Vollertsen Melli

30

Bob Cerv

31

Carol Moseke

32

Maurtice Ivy

33

Roger Sayers

34

Glenn Presnell

35

Kent McCloughan

36

Bobby Williams

37

Jay Novacek

38

Bernie Masterson

39

Guy Chamberlin

40

Karen Dahlgren Schonewise

41

Roland Locke

42

Eric Crouch

43

Steve Hokuf

44

Charles "Deacon" Jones

45

Bobby Reynolds

46

Dean Steinkuhler

47

Randy Rasmussen

48

Phil Cahoy

49

Les Witte

50

Gary Anderson

51

Gregg Olson

52

Howard Debus

53

Val Skinner

54

Tom Rathman

55

Zach Wiegert

56

Bob Hohn

57

Carl Vinciquerra

58

Dan Brand

59

Verne Lewellen

60

Teri Steer

61

Cory Schlesinger

62

Les Mann

63

Larry Station

64

Louise Pound

65

Scott Frost

66

Joe Orduna

67

Kelly Lindsey

68

Brad Vering

69

Nancy Kindig-Malone

70

George Sauer

71

Angee Henry

72

Fred Hare

73

Tom Osborne

74

Charles Brock

75

Todd Brown

76

Willard Schmidt

77

Johnny Hopp

78

John Parrella

79

Chuck Sharpe

80

Danny Noonan

81

Eugene "Red" Littler

82

Dave Hoppen

83

Scott Usher

84

Peaches James

85

Alice Schmidt

86

Bill Brown

87

Andre Woolridge

88

Denny Brauer

89

Charles Bryant

90

Ken Geddes

91

Ron Kellogg

92

Kerry Trotter

93

Steve Brooks

94

John "Choppy" Rhodes

95

Paul Tierney

96

George Flippin

97

Ed Husmann

98

Joe Scarpello

99

Jeff Kinney

100

John Pesek