Husker Tradition- Patrick Gauthier
Patron: Lead Up and Sadie Dog Fund
Location: East Side of Memorial Stadium
As an alumni of the University of Nebraska, nothing compares to the tradition and the pageantry of a Husker football game at Memorial Stadium. The anticipation of the game is fueled by many activities such as tailgating, cheerleading, the glorious sound of the band, talented coaching and players. You know when the players have entered the field by the roar of the stadium filled with a sea of red cheering fans. Years of tradition are implemented into the Husker football program.
Nebraskans have experienced extreme highs and extreme lows together. With hard work and perseverance, Brook Berringer was a Husker quarterback who was an example of leadership and determination. He led the Huskers with 7 consecutive wins to the 1994 Orange Bowl national championship game against the University of Miami Hurricanes. The extreme low of his early demise caused heartbreak statewide. In following years Ameer Abdulla is also an example of a champion both on and off of the field. Ameer is a football record setter, NFL player, and philanthropist. Ameer has received awards such as the 2012 and 2014 Nebraska Student HERO Award and 2014 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
High standards of play, sportsmanship, leadership, strength and education are all a part of the Husker tradition past and present. A Husker game is a game for the state. Watching a game is thrilling wherever you are. Being in Memorial Stadium attending a game on football Saturday is an experience you will never forget. Listening to games on my transistor radio as a kid to attending games now, the traditions and thrill of gameday are still alive. There is no place like Nebraska. Go Huskers!