Former Husker Jay Foreman will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame with the 2019 class:
"I am very humbled by it and appreciative and very, very surprised. To be honest with you, honest with you, I have been traveling and doing stuff with my daughter with softball and baseball and I was on the road and I got a couple of text messages, congrats and congrats on the hall. I was like, 'What are you talking about?' Really, to be honest with you, it came as a total surprise and that makes it even more sweet. I hadn't thought about it for quite some time but honestly, as I told my wife, if I could ever get in, it would literally cement, in my personal view, my athletic career ... being a part of history in this fashion shuts the door."
UNO hockey broadcaster Terry Leahy talked about how Motto McLean helped make Omaha into a hockey town:
"He played one more year in 1960-61 for the Omaha Knights, then settled in working and raising a family and getting that youth hockey program started. Not a lot of ice back then ... you had Aksarben and that was about it. Benson came along in the late '60s and then the rink that bears his name, Hitchcock, open in 1974.
Now there are so many more opportunities. ... Those guys settle here after their playing days and started such a great legacy. Now we are seeing Omaha Maverick college hockey players, 22 years worth, alums and a good number of those Canadians and from the U.S. have settled in this town."
Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Harrison Phillips hosted his first Playmakers camp in Omaha and was a little nervous about the support he would receive:
"It was unbelievable the amount of response I had. I had no idea, I was so nervous about that, because I didn't go to Nebraska I was nervous that maybe I won't have the pull I have in Buffalo. In Buffalo, it was super easy to get as many sponsors as I needed, but Omaha came out and supported me. ... It was unbelievable the amount of stuff we had and what worked out so good is that we had a lot of sponsors so we could put on such a nice, well run camp. To grow it for next year we are going to need those sponsors to also pay it forward and try and recruit one extra kid."
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