Hansen: Mizzou's Michael Sam, meet Husker football's gay pioneer

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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:00 am

The 2005 Athletic Department Formal was in full swing. The University of Nebraska's football players had pulled on their best khakis and taken the elevator up to the decorated lobby inside Memorial Stadium's West Stadium skyboxes. They had mowed through plates of fancy free grub and cast sidelong glances at the women's track team, the athletes every football player wanted to date.

Every football player except Eric Lueshen. As the dinner ended, the sophomore kicker sat at a round table laughing and joking with several of his football buddies, two volleyball players and a man that many of the athletes at this formal had never met. The music kicked on, and as the first slow song played, men and women started pairing off and moving toward the wooden dance floor.

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