Ten members of the 2006 football team comprise the 11th annual Brook Berringer Citizenship Team as announced by the Nebraska Athletic Department. The student-athletes will be recognized on the field before kickoff of Saturday's Red-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.
The Brook Berringer Citizenship Team
was established by the Husker football program in honor of former
quarterback Brook Berringer, who died in a plane crash in April of 1996.
Berringer was a member of NU's back-to-back national championship teams in 1994
and 1995. He was also one of the most dedicated Husker volunteers in the
community with youth, both in Nebraska and in
his hometown of Goodland,
Kan. The team honors players who
display a similar love and dedication for volunteering in the
This year's Berringer Citizenship
Team is headlined by four repeat honorees on the Brook Berringer
Citizenship Team, including a pair of three-time honorees. Offensive lineman
Greg Austin, who completed his eligibility in 2006, has been named to the team
for the third consecutive year. Joining Austin as a three-time honoree is junior
place-kicker Jake Wesch, who also earned a spot on the team in 2005 and 2006.
Junior punter Dan Titchener and senior fullback Matt Senske were each named to
the Berringer team for the second consecutive year.
Six Nebraska players have
been named to the team for the first time in their careers. The first-time
honorees include former defensive back Titus Brothers, senior offensive lineman
Victory Haines, redshirt freshman wide receiver Will Henry, junior wide receiver
Todd Peterson, senior tight end J.B. Phillips and 2006 senior safety Brandon Rigoni.
Coach Bill Callahan has made a
commitment to the Husker football team giving back to the community. The
football program is again a contender for Nebraska's Team Life Skills Award, which will
be presented at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Banquet on Sunday, April 15.
The football team won the award in 2005 and was among the finalists in
In addition to hundreds of individual community outreach
activities, the Huskers have had several team Life Skills events, including
visiting Lincoln area hospitals last fall and an
upcoming visit to Omaha area hospitals.
Assistant Athletic Director for
Student Life Keith Zimmer will make the presentation to the Berringer team
Berringer Citizenship Team
Years on Team
OL Cypress, Texas
DB San Antonio,
WR El Paso,
S Lincoln, Neb.
FB Bellevue, Neb.
P Cheyenne, Wyo.
2005, 2006, 2007