Former Husker Adrian Fiala passes away at 67

Former Husker and broadcaster Adrian Fiala, a friend to Big Red Report over the years, has died. He was 67 years old.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Adrian Fiala, who played football for Nebraska in the 1960s and later worked as a broadcaster covering the Cornhuskers, has died. He was 67.

Fiala's wife, Fran, told the Lincoln Journal Star ( ) that her husband had been battling an incurable lung condition for eight years. He died Monday afternoon.

Fiala played at Ryan High School in Omaha before joining Bob Devaney's up-and-coming football program. He lettered three years as a linebacker, with the Huskers finishing 9-2 and tying for first place in the Big Eight in his senior season in 1969. He also was the catcher on the baseball team.

Fiala was a color analyst on Huskers radio broadcasts from 2000-10 and also was a fixture on the popular statewide "Big Red Wrapup" show on public television.

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