If someone came up to you and asked what 3 Nebraska Cornhusker players made it into the NFL Hall of Fame, could you get all 3 correct? 2 right? Maybe 1? The answers aren't nearly as easy as you may think. Thinking back over the storied history of the Huskers you would think that it would be simple to name one of them. Roger Craig would surely be one of them right? Nope, not yet anyway. Neil Smith maybe? Smith did have a very good NFL career but not worthy of NFL Hall of Fame consideration just yet. Irving Fryar is a big time name that Husker fans may throw around but he wasn't the spectacular receiver in the NFL that everyone will remember. Fryar did amass over 12,000 yards receiving in the NFL which puts him in the top 15 of all time, but very rarely is Fryar mentioned with the all time greats so this one is highly unlikely. So who are the three former Huskers that find themselves in the NFL Hall of Fame?
1. Guy ChamberlinChamberlin actually started his career playing for Nebraska Wesleyan University before transferring to the University of Nebraska and becoming an All-American defensive end in 1915. After graduation Chamberlin actually was a teacher and coached high school football in Lexington, NE. After serving in the US Army from 1917-1919, Chamberlin returned back to his love of football as an athletic director in California. Once he made the move to the NFL he became a player/coach and won 5 NFL Championships.
2. Roy LymanLyman lettered for the Huskers in 1918, 1919 and 1921. Lyman wasn't ever an All-American or even all league player, but ended up going on and having a great pro career. Lyman got his start in the NFL thanks to former Husker Guy Chamberlin as he recruited Lyman to his team. They went on to win championships in 1922 and 1923. He ended up winning 4 NFL Championships during his career.
3. Bob BrownBob Brown was an All-American and voted offensive lineman of the year in 1963. Brown was selected 2nd overall in the NFL Draft and went on to win Rookie of the Year Honors.
Born in Lincoln, NE, Kevin grew up a Husker fan.
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