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Eric Crouch Part 1: Making the CFB Hall of Fame

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Eric Crouch Part 1: Making the CFB Hall of Fame

Eric Crouch Part 1: Making the CFB Hall of Fame

Part 1 of our series with Eric Crouch focuses on the former Husker making the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Eric Crouch Part 1: Making the CFB Hall of Fame

NEWEST MEMBERSOF THE COLLEGEFOOTBALL HALL OFFAME AREINDUCTED THISDECEMBER...THERE WILL BEONLY ONE HEISMANTROPHY WINNER INTHE BUNCH...NEBRASKA'S ERICCROUCH ...THIS WEEK, ICAUGHT UP WITHCROUCH TODISCUSS HIS MOSTRECENT HONOR ...TO SAY ERICCROUCH WASTOUGH TO CATCHDURING HIS HUSKERCAREER WOULD BEANUNDERSTATEMENT...TRYING TO CATCHHIM TO INFORM HIMHE MADE THECOLLEGE FOOTBALLHALL OFFAME...ALMOST ASDIFFICULT...ERIC: WE WERE ONVACATION HAVINGSOME FUN ON THEBEACH AND JUSTRELAXING AND GOTTHE CALL FROMCOACH FROST,MATT DAVISON,COACH OSBORNERIGHT THERE ON AFACETIME.I THOUGHT THEYWERE PULLING APRANK.I SAID OK WHO'S UPTO NO GOODTODAY.DON'T YOU GUYSHAVE ANYTHINGBETTER TO DO ATPRACTICE?

WITHMATT BEING ATEAMMATE ANDSCOTT BEING ACOACH OSBORNEBEING THE ONEWHO RECRUITEDME, IT BROUGHTBACK SOME GOODMEMORIES.AFTER A HOTLY-CONTESTED BATTLEFOR THE STARTINGQUARTERBACK JOBHIS FRESHMAN YEARIN 1998 ....THE MILLARDNORTH ALUM TOOKHOLD OF THEPOSITION FORGOOD EARLY IN HISSOPHOMORESEASON OF 99...ERIC: THAT'S THENEBRASKA WAY.YOU JUST PUT YOURHEAD DOWN ANDYOU GET THROUGHTHE TOUGH TIMES.YOU LEARN A LOTFROM WATCHINGBUT YOU LEARN ALOT FROM TAKING ABUTT-KICKING INPRACTICE SO GOINGTHROUGH THAT,HONESTLY, ITHELPED ME ON THEFOOTBALL FIELDDURING THE GAMES.I REALLY WANTEDTO WIN.I WAS PLAYING FORA PROGRAM THATHAD SO MUCHTRADITION.I WANTED TO KEEPTHAT GOING.CROUCH WOULDGO ON TO SET 32SCHOOL RECORDSCULMINATING INTHE 2001 HEISMANTROPHY AND ANATIONAL TITLEGAMEAPPEARANCE...ERIC: I HAD A GREATCAREER ATNEBRASKA.I COULDN'T SAY ITWAS ANYTHING IDID THAT WASSPECIAL BUT I HADA LOT OF GREATCOACHES, A LOT OFGREAT TEAMMATES,TRAINERS, THEWHOLE STAFF ANDTHE WHOLEPROGRAM WAS SOGOOD TO ME.THIS DECEMBER,CROUCH WILLOFFICIALLY BEINDUCTEDBECOMING THE19TH FORMERHUSKER PLAYER TOEARN THE HALLCALL.ERIC: I'M HAPPY TODO SOMETHING ALITTLE BITDIFFERENT INDECEMBER.BEING AROUNDSOME COLLEGEFOOTBALL HALL OFFAMERS IS GOINGTO BE SOMETHINGNEAT.I LOOK FORWARDTO CATCHING UPWITH SOME OF THENEBRASKA GUYSTHAT HAVE BEENINDUCTED BEFOREME.IT'S A HECK OF ANAWARD AND AGREAT HONOR.IN PART TWO OFOUR SERIES...CROUCHDISCUSSES THEPLAY THATCATAPULTED HISCOLLEGE CAREERAT NEBRASKA...




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