Former Husker Stephenson dies after living 'a hard life'

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Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:00 am

Dana Stephenson, an all-conference Nebraska defensive back and co-captain of the late 1960s who later spent time in prison and eventually became homeless, has died.

“He was kind of a free spirit and lived a hard life,” said Paul Rogers, a Husker teammate who visited him last Wednesday, the day before he died. “He was a great athlete and a very good leader. He kind of burned the candle at all ends, some good and some bad, and it kind of all caught up to him.”

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