Nebraska Football Lettermen Wall Unveiled

On Friday night, the University of Nebraska Athletic Department exclusively unveiled the Nebraska Football Lettermen Wall to former football players in town for the Spring Game and surrounding activities. The Lettermen Wall, which lists the names of every varsity football letterwinner, will be open for viewing to all those attending the Spring Game today.

After dinner, and in conjunction with the annual football Lettermen's Club golf tournament, a group of approximately 250 former players welcomed the current letterwinners into the N-Club in a private ceremony in the Hawks Championship Center. The group then walked from the Hawks to the Osborne Athletic Complex and out the Tunnel Walk doors where the new Lettermen display was recently installed for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony led by NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne and N-Club President Mitch Krenk.

The Nebraska Football Lettermen Wall is adjacent to the brick "N" wall just to the west of the Tunnel Walk doors that open up from the Husker locker room to the field.

The Lettermen display, designed by athletic facilities, spans nearly 90 feet and weighs just under 6,000 pounds. With 2,013 former football Letterwinners honored, the wall is comprised of 3,202 bricks. Each brick displays up to three names with the players listed under the year that they last lettered.

The tiles were donated and engraved by Endicott Clay. Located in Fairbury, Neb., Endicott Clay, led by Gary Davis, Vice President of Sales, also donated the materials for the brick N display. Endicott Clay's Matt Kapke proudly engraved all the tiles.

Athletic Director Tom Osborne said this display joins the past to the present.

"This display honors all those who earned a varsity letter while playing football for the University of Nebraska. It is located right outside the Tunnel Walk so that current players will pass by this display as they take the field for each practice and each game day. It has historical significance, honors a great tradition and connects the players of the past to the present and future."

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