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A never-say-die, hard-working attitude unites Nebraskans. That attitude is exemplified by the honored tradition of the Big Red football walk-on program.

Athletes from mostly rural Nebraska towns walk-on to play football for their home state without scholarships, sometimes turning down scholar­ships to other schools, just to get a chance to make the team. Walk Ons: Huskers’ Edge tells the story of these young men, raised with Nebraska values and dreaming of becoming Huskers and playing in Memorial Stadium.

Through vintage and contemporary footage, Walk Ons details the history of the walk-on program at Nebraska and demonstrates how the walk-on players have contributed to Nebraska’s success on the gridiron. Former Husker walk-on greats talk about their experiences as part of the Big Red elite, and legendary Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, current Husker coach Bo Pelini, and sportswriters discuss the past and present impact of the fabled program.

Walk Ons: Huskers’ Edge shows how the walk-on athletes exhibit a hard work ethic, loyalty and the concept of never giving up -- attitudes representative of Nebraska’s traditional blue-collar values.

 

Running time: Approx. 60 min.

 

Walk Ons: Huskers’ Edge is underwritten in part by Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

 

Your membership in the NET Foundation for Television makes it possible to create programs like this. If you’re already a member, thank you. If not, help us share Nebraska’s unique vision with others with more programs like this one. Call 800-634-6788 or visit our website at netNebraska.org. Encourage your friends and neighbors to invest in the future ... NET and Nebraska!

 

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