Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Will Recognize Class of Eight at Georgia Southern Game
Six former Cornhuskers will be among the eight inductees into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Sept. 9.
The former Huskers and two state college athletes will be inducted at a banquet in Lincoln and then recognized the next day at the Huskers home game against Georgia Southern.
Prior to 2015, players must have been either an All-American or first-team all-conference selection to make the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame ballot. Beginning in 2015, Huskers who earned second-team all-conference honors dating back to the expansion of the Big Eight to the Big 12 (1996) and now the 14-team Big Ten are eligible. Players are not eligible for the ballot until a 10-year waiting period from the end of their collegiate careers. Major national award winners earn automatic induction. Active NFL players are not on the ballot.
Offensive Tackle, 1958-60
A three-year letter winner, McDole served as a team captain in 1960. In the NFL, he moved to defense and went on to play 18 professional seasons with the Cardinals, Oilers, Bills and Redskins. McDole was a five-time first-team All-AFL selection and played in 240 career games. He was selected from the Legends category.
Kunz led Nebraska in tackles in both 1977 and 1978 and earned second-team All-Big Eight and honorable-mention All-American honors in 1978. He still holds the school record with 95 assisted tackles in 1977 and ranks sixth at Nebraska with 276 career tackles. Kunz was selected from the Legends category.
Defensive Back, 1979-81
A three-year letter winner, Lindquist was an All-Big Eight choice as a senior cornerback, leading a Blackshirt secondary that led the nation in pass defense. Lindquist finished his career with nine interceptions, 11 breakups and nearly 100 tackles. He was also a first-team Academic All-American in 1981.
A two-time first-team All-Big Eight selection, Pickens helped Nebraska to a Big Eight Championship and appearances in the Orange, Fiesta and Citrus bowls. Pickens had four interceptions, 13 breakups and 84 tackles in his career. He was the No. 4 overall selection in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Offensive Guard, 1999-2001
Fonoti was a dominant offensive lineman helping Nebraska to a pair of NCAA rushing titles in 2000 and 2001. Fonoti was a first-team All-American selection and Outland finalist in 2001 when the Huskers reached the BCS national championship game. Fonoti recorded a school-record 379 pancakes and did not allow a sack or receive a penalty in 2001. He went on to play five seasons in the NFL.
Prince Amukamara Cornerback, 2007-10
A first-team All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, Amukamara was part of dominant defenses his final two seasons. He played in 49 games with 31 starts in his career and finished with 181 career tackles, 27 pass breakups and five interceptions. A two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, Amukamara was a finalist for the Thorpe Award as a senior. A first-round NFL pick, Amukamara made 99 career starts in nine pro seasons.
2022 State College Inductees
Coach Darrell Morris
Morris served as the head coach at Nebraska-Kearney for 15 seasons from 2000 to 2014. He posted a 101-63 career record with the Lopers and guided UNK to four Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships and four NCAA Division II playoff berths. His 2009 team posted a school-best 11-2 record.
Concordia, Tight End
Arguably the top tight end in Concordia program history, Wurdeman owned many of the program’s receiving records at the completion of his career. A two-time NAIA All-American, Wurdeman was named to the NAIA All-Decade team of the 2000s. He finished his career with 168 catches, 2,458 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.