Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bay Area Husker ENews 12-11-09

Hey Bay Area Husker Fans!

Just another quick note to pass along a couple articles about Suh's two additional awards (Outland and Bednarik) from yesterday's ESPN awards show, and to send some additional info from HUSKERPEDIA about the upcoming bowl game (tickets, hotels, parties etc). You should also check out the opening page at www.huskers.com as the athletic department has created an impressive promo about Suh as we wait for the results of the Heisman award. He has a chance to pick up two more major awards and we're all hoping that the Heisman is one of them. Keep your fingers crossed!



Lincoln - Nebraska may need to make some renovations to its new trophy case in the Osborne Athletic Complex. Senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's awards may be out-growing the space available for hardware.

On Thursday night, Suh captured the Outland Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award. Both awards were presented in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN Awards Show.

The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the Nation's Most Outstanding Interior Lineman, and Suh adds to Nebraska's long history with the award. Suh's trophy gives Nebraska a nation-leading nine Outland Trophies, four more than Oklahoma. Suh is the first Husker to win the award since offensive lineman Aaron Taylor captured the honor in 1997. The Outland Trophy will be officially presented to Suh at a banquet in Omaha on Jan. 14.

On Wednesday, evening Suh won the Rotary Lombardi Award in Houston and he is the fourth Husker player to sweep those awards in the same season, joining Rich Glover (1972), Dave Rimington (1982) and Dean Steinkuhler (1983). Overall, Suh is just the 12th player to captured the Outland and Lombardi in the same season, with the only other player to do so since 1996 being LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey in 2007.

Suh also made a clean sweep of the national defensive player-of-the-year awards by winning the Bednarik Award. The award is given to the Nation's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. He is the first Husker to win the award in its 15-year history. Suh also won the Nagurski Trophy earlier this week, also given to the nation's top defender, and he is just the fifth player to sweep those two awards, most recently Miami's Dan Morgan in 2000.

Along with his two awards, Suh was also selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team. In its 120th year, it is the nation’s oldest All-America team. Suh was one of seven Big 12 players named to the first-team, joining three players from Texas, two from Oklahoma and one from Oklahoma State.

The 6-4, 300-pound Suh was also a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year on Thursday night, but that award was given to Texas’ Colt McCoy. Suh will now travel to New York City on Friday morning where he is one of five finalists for the 75th Heisman Trophy. The Heisman ceremony will be televised by ESPN on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Suh is also a finalist for the Lott Trophy, which will be presented on Sunday evening in Newport Beach, Calif.



Nebraska Senior Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh was on ESPN's College Football Live Show Wednesday afternoon, and he made a good impression.

The 2009 Nagurski Trophy and Lombardi Award winner was asked what it would mean if he won the Heisman Trophy.

"I would love to win the Heisman," Suh told ESPN. "I see myself as representative of those interior guys, really all the guys on the line, all the guys who do the dirty work - the unsung heroes, especially on the offensive line. They don't really get a lot of pub. At least as defensive guys, we get stats. We get sacks and certain things we can be recognized for. It would be a great honor to have that achievement."

Suh described his week as "a real whirlwind with a lot of late nights but a lot of fun."

"I've enjoyed soaking it all up," he said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Suh visited with the hosts of College Football Live just hours before he was to attend the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show in Orlando, which starts at 6 p.m. CT.

Suh is a finalist for the Outland Trophy and the Bednarik Award. On the 5 p.m. CT SportsCenter, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award - another major award that Suh is a finalist for this week - will be announced.


The Huskers are going to the Holiday Bowl and we have reserved three venues for the Sidetrack Band.

Tuesday night dinner concert at the El Cajon Elks Club
Game Day tailgate at the stadium catered by the same restaurant as the USC game in LA with their awesome BBQ food.
Post-game celebration at the House of Blues

Details are at this link.

We have rented 100% of all three venues and do not have to share any of them. The Tuesday night event is for adults. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The tailgate is for all ages. The House of Blues event is for 21 and older.

We are negotiating with a four star hotel in San Diego for attractive rates for a land only package. Check the link above for details. It will be updated on a regular basis with new offers and possibly discount coupons for local attractions. If you are looking for tickets only I can probably get them for you at less than broker rates. I have a limited supply of tickets in the view level. Reply to this email if you are interested.

Go Big Red!!

Hope to see many of you in San Diego.

David Max


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