The All-RSS Team: Defensive tackle

Robin Washut, Senior Writer
Husker Online

There will always be endless debates over who are the greatest Nebraska football players of all time, so decided to let our members settle it for themselves.

By voting for the top Huskers at each position, we will assemble our very own All-RSS Team. Today we look at the final voting results for the defensive tackles.


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1. Ndamukong Suh - 1,335 votes (35.4%)

There have been few seasons in school history as dominant as what Ndamukong Suh did in 2009.

A consensus All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist, Suh was named the Associated Press College Player of the Year and won the Nagurski, Bednarik and Lombardi awards after finishing with 85 tackles (24 for loss), 12 sacks, three blocked kicks, 10 pass breakups and an interception.

His complete demolition of Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game (12 tackles, seven for loss, 4.5 sacks) nearly willed the Huskers to a conference title and got him a trip to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

The first defensive lineman to lead Nebraska in tackles in consecutive seasons, Suh finished his career with 215 stops (57 for loss), 24 sacks, six blocked kicks, 15 pass breakups and four interceptions.

His success continued onto the NFL after the Detroit Lions made him the second overall selection in the 2010 draft. He took home Rookie of the Year honors that season and has made five Pro Bowls and six All-Pro selections (four first team, two second team).

Now going into his third season with the Miami Dolphins, Suh is still widely acknowledged as one of the league's most disruptive defensive linemen.


2. Rich Glover - 1,030 votes (27.3%)

Rich Glover headlined one of the most intimidating defensive lines in college football history during Nebraska's dominant run in the early 1970s.

Glover was a consensus All-American in each of his final two seasons and finished third in the Heisman voting in 1972.

He posted 100 tackles in his senior season, winning the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award.

But his most impactful performance might have come a year earlier, when he finished with 22 tackles to help the Huskers beat Oklahoma in the "Game of the Century."

Glover, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995, went on to be a third-round pick of the New York Giants, where played two years (1973 and 1975) in the NFL.


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3. Jason Peter - 495 votes (13.1%)

One of the winningest players in program history, Jason Peter won three national titles and four bowl games while posting a career 49-2 record during his time in Lincoln.

He started each of his final three seasons, culminating with a stellar senior campaign that brought him both All-Big 12 and All-American honors.

Peter had 15 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks that season as the Huskers finished fifth nationally in total defense.

The No. 14 overall pick in the 1998 draft, Peter had a successful four-year career with the Carolina Panthers (186 tackles, 17.5 sacks) before a neck injury forced him to retire in 2001.

Up next: Defensive ends


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