Vintage JOHNNY RODGERS 1972 Decanter Nebraska Football

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 06, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

JOHNNY RODGERS 13"

1972 Decanter - Nebraska Football - Heisman Trophy Winner

You are bidding on a 1972 Johnny Rodgers 13" decanter. The decanter was created by the McCormick Distilling Company of Weston MO. The decanter is a limited edition and in excellent condition. The top of the bottle comes off so you can store your favorite liquor.

Johnny Rodgers Sports History : Nicknamed "The Jet" for his rapid acceleration and speed on the field, Rodgers was voted high school athlete of the year as a player for Omaha's Tech High .

As a player with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers , Rodgers served as a punt return specialist, pass receiver , and running back . Rodgers broke virtually every offensive team record, was twice named to the College Football All- America Team and won the Walter Camp Award and the Heisman Trophy in 1972 for most outstanding player in college football in the United States.

In his three years with the Cornhuskers, the versatile Rodgers established an all-purpose NCAA yardage record of 5,586. Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne , who served as Nebraska's offensive coordinator in the early 1970s, wrote in his 1985 book More Than Winning that Rodgers had the greatest ability to return punts of any player he ever saw. Likewise, College Football News has described him as "the greatest kick returner in college football hi
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