Class of 1976

I.M. Hipp

HometownChapin, SC
High schoolChapin High

Isaiah Moses Walter Hipp — generally regarded as the program's most famous walk-on — left Nebraska as its all-time rushing leader (2,940 yards) and the record-holder for rushing yards in a game (254), setting the single-game mark in his first career start as a sophomore. He went on to score 24 touchdowns in his three-year career.

A 1995 inductee to Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, Hipp was the first Husker to have consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Picking up a scholarship after his sophomore campaign, he was a first-team All-Big Eight selection and would become a two-time All-America honorable mention pick.

Following Hipp's Nebraska career, he was a fourth-round selection (104th overall) by the Falcons in 1980. Released by Atlanta, he then spent time with Oakland, Denver and Philadelphia — appearing in one NFL game for the Raiders squad that went on to win Super Bowl XV.

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