1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo, 1992-2003.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 North Division co-champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 3121 vs. Tennessee
Conference Big 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 3
1999 record121 (71 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFrank Solich (2nd season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinatorCharlie McBride (19th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,056)
Seasons
  1998
2000  
1999 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Northern Division
No. 3 Nebraska xy$ 71    121 
No. 6 Kansas State x 71    111 
Colorado  53    75 
Kansas  35    57 
Iowa State  17    47 
Missouri  17    47 
Southern Division
No. 21 Texas xy 62    95 
Oklahoma  53    75 
Texas Tech  53    65 
No. 23 Texas A&M  53    84 
Oklahoma State  35    56 
Baylor  08    110 
Championship: Nebraska 22, Texas 6
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Contents

Nebraska won its 43rd and final Big 12 championship (including titles in the MVIAA/Big Eight) this season by winning the Big 12 Championship Game over Texas.

Schedule

[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:00 amat Iowa *No. 5 ABC W 42–770,397
September 112:30 pm California *No. 5ABCW 45–077,617
September 1811:30 am Southern Miss *No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
PPV W 20–1377,826
September 256:00 pmat Missouri No. 6 FSN W 40–1068,174
October 211:30 am Oklahoma State No. 6
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
FSNW 38–1477,740
October 96:00 pm Iowa State Dagger-14-plain.pngNo. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
FSNW 49–1477,743
October 232:30 pmat No. 18 Texas No. 3ABCL 20–2484,082
October 306:00 pmat Kansas No. 8FSNW 24–1745,100
November 62:30 pmNo. 21 Texas A&M No. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ABCW 37–077,705
November 132:30 pmNo. 5 Kansas State No. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ABCW 41–1577,744
November 261:30 pmat Colorado No. 3ABCW 33–30 OT52,946
December 47:00 pmvs. No. 12 Texas No. 3ABCW 22–665,063
January 27:00 pmvs. No. 6 Tennessee *No. 3ABCW 31–2171,526
  • *Non-conference game
  • Dagger-14-plain.pngHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster and coaching staff

1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
PlayersCoaches
Offense
Pos.#NameClass
SE 17Scott AgugliaSo
IB 41Matt AlbertsonFr
IB 38 Dan Alexander Jr
OG 64Steve AltstadtSo
WB 82Sean ApplegateSr
C 51Matt BaldwinSr
TE 94Damien BaumanSr
WB 81Jeremy BenderFr
SE 20Tom BeveridgeJr
TE 84Jon BowlingFr
IB 36 Correll Buckhalter Jr
IB Chad BullerFr
IB 34Chris ButlerFr
QB 10Joe ChrismanFr
OG 59Wes CodyFr
SE 93Kelly CookFr
WB 86Ben CornelsenFr
QB 7 Eric Crouch So
TE 91Will DabbertFr
FB Judd DaviesFr
IB Josh DavisFr
SE 3Matt DavisonJr
C Jon DawsonFr
TE 85T.J. DeBatesSr
IB 30Dahrran DiedrickFr
OT 76Billy DiekmannJr
IB 4DeAngelo EvansJr
OG Toniu Fonoti Fr
WB 14Austin ForsterFr
WB 8John GibsonJr
TE 99Aaron GollidayFr
FB 46Nick GragertSo
OG 74Mike GreenSo
OT Tim GreenFr
IB 6DeAntae GrixbyFr
SE 92Seth GutzJr
OG 61Andy GwennapFr
OT Brian HaleFr
WB 18Troy HassebroekFr
C 78Aaron HavlovicSr
SE 80Larry HendersonSr
OG 55 Russ Hochstein Jr
FB 32Casey HughesFr
TE Trevor Johnson Fr
OT 69Adam JulchSr
FB 40Paul KastlFr
FB 22Ben KingstonSr
WB 21John KlemFr
OT 68Scott KoetheFr
OT 75Kyle KollmorgenSo
C 71David KolowskiFr
OT 67Nate KoltermanFr
WB 95Paul KoschFr
WB Tim LileyFr
OG Jack LimbaughFr
SE Brett LindstromFr
WB 1Frankie LondonSr
OG Chris LoosFr
QB Jammal Lord Fr
OT 75James MayberryFr
WB 33Dwayne McClaryJr
SE Luke McGowenFr
TE 90Jake McKeeJr
IB Robin MillerFr
FB 15Willie MillerJr
FB Justin MontgomeryFr
TE 43John MurphyJr
OT Brian NelsonFr
QB 12 Bobby Newcombe Jr
SE Ryan OmmertFr
QB 14Jeff PerinoSr
FB 37Hank PieningJr
FB 42Kevin PittsFr
WB Matt PloosterFr
C 54 Dominic Raiola So
IB Tim ReeseFr
QB 16Jay RuntyJr
OG 66Jon RutherfordSo
OG 79Chris SaalfeldJr
OT 65Jason SchwabSr
OG 63James ShermanSr
C 53Matt ShookFr
OT 72Leif SidwellFr
WB Stuart SiegelFr
TE Sean SteensonFr
OG 57Dan SwantekSo
SE 9Wilson ThomasRFr
SE Fred ThorneFr
IB 24Alik TillerySo
FB 35Tyrone UhlirFr
OT Dan Vili WaldropFr
OT Cody VolkFr
OT 58Dave VolkSo
WB 5Shevin WigginsSr
OT 77Mike WilfordFr
TE 87Tracey WistromSo
OG Matt WitulskiFr
Defense
Pos.#NameClass
RE 98 Demoine Adams Fr
WLB Blake AndersonFr
LCB 28Josh AndersonJr
SLB 41Rod BakerJr
DT Ryon Bingham Fr
FS Rob BlomeierFr
ROV 4Mic BoettnerSo
FS 14Dion BookerSo
NT Andy BowmanFr
ROV 21 Mike Brown Sr
RCB 22 Ralph Brown Sr
SLB Brad BryanFr
MLB 39Ben BuettenbackSr
MLB 48Jamie BurrowSo
NT 55Jon ClantonFr
MLB 52Jon CoyneSo
LCB 3 Keyuo Craver So
ROV 2Mike DempsFr
RE Chris EstudilloFr
RE Lee FileFr
FS 19Clint FinleyJr
ROV 38Eric FischerJr
WLB 58Gabe FriesFr
RE John GarrisonFr
ROV Taylor GehmanFr
RCB 5 DeJuan Groce Fr
RE 97Matt GrummertJr
LCB Kevin GuseFr
FS 45Brad HamikJr
RCB 18Jeff HemjeSo
SLB Anthony HokeFr
LCB 24Matt IckesSo
WLB 50Julius JacksonSr
WLB Blanchard JohnsonFr
WLB 27 Eric Johnson Sr
RE Patrick Kabongo Fr
DT 91Loran KaiserJr
RE 57 Chris Kelsay Fr
WLB 47Josh KohlSr
RCB Cali LemelleFr
ROV 29Gregg ListSr
NT 70Jason LohrSo
RE 86Jeremy LymanFr
MLB Mike MakrisFr
DT 94Stephen ManningFr
DT 70Matt McGinnSo
FS 32Greg McGrawSr
WLB Tim MillerFr
RE 93Brandon MooberryJr
RCB 7Christopher MoranSr
RCB 35Don NealFr
DT 87Casey NelsonSo
NT 62Jeff NelsonFr
SLB 37Tony OrtizSr
RE Spencer OwenFr
NT Phil PeetzFr
SLB 44Jon PennySo
NT Chad PetersonFr
FS 12Jerrell PippensFr
MLB 13 Carlos Polk Jr
ROV 10Brandon QuindtJr
LCB 31Tyler RauenzahnFr
SLB 23Steve RaymondSr
RCB Pat RickettsFr
RE 85Kyle RingenbergFr
RE 80Eric RyanSr
MLB Steve SafranekFr
FS 11Carl ScholtingFr
SLB 49 Scott Shanle Fr
LCB Ronjiel SharpeFr
SLB 46Brian ShawSr
DT 56Jeremy SlechtaSo
WLB Jemond SmithFr
RE 92Justin SmithRFr
MLB 40Luke SmithFr
WLB 34Randy StellaFr
LCB 16 Erwin Swiney Jr
NT Junior Tagoa'iFr
MLB 90Tony TataFr
FS 8Aaron TerpeningFr
RE 83 Kyle Vanden Bosch Jr
SLB Chuck Vander LindenFr
WLB 9Mark VedralSo
ROV 25Joe WalkerJr
NT 96 Steve Warren Sr
RE 82Adrian WarriorFr
ROV 42Troy WatchornJr
RE 95J.P. (John Paul) WichmannSo
LCB 1Donn WilliamsFr
RE 81Aaron WillsSr
RE 88Colin WillsFr
ROV 20Wes WoodwardSo
Special teams
Pos.#NameClass
PK 26 Josh Brown Fr
P 17Dan HadenfeldtSr
P Kyle Larson Fr
PK 28Chace LongJr
P/PK 88Chuck TackSo
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       19th season as DC/LB coach
       23rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Turner Gill
       8th season as QB coach
       8th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Craig Bohl
       5th season as LB coach
       8th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ron Brown
       13th season as WR/TE coach
       13th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       17th season as OL/K coach
       17th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       26th season as OL coach
       26th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Nelson Barnes
       3rd season as RE coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Texas
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       27th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Dave Gillespie
       2nd season as RB coach
       11th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Boyd Epley
       31st season as S&C coach
       31st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 17, 2011

Depth chart

Game summaries

Iowa

Nebraska at Iowa [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska07142142
Iowa 00077

California

California at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
California 00000
Nebraska72110745

Southern Miss

Southern Miss at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Southern Miss 706013
Nebraska668020

Missouri

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska16314740
Missouri 030710

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Oklahoma State 007714
Nebraska21107038

Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Iowa State 0001414
Nebraska21714749

Texas

Nebraska at Texas [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska0130720
Texas 3014724

Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska00101424
Kansas 270817

Texas A&M

Texas A&M at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Texas A&M 00000
Nebraska06171437

Kansas State

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Kansas State 090615
Nebraska16801741

Colorado

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1234OTTotal
Nebraska141030633
Colorado 03024330

Texas

Texas vs Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Texas00066
Nebraska1057022

Tennessee

Tennessee vs Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Tennessee077721
Nebraska1437731

Rankings

Ranking Movement
PollPreWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4Wk 5Wk 6Wk 7Wk 8Wk 9Wk 10Wk 11Wk 12Wk 13Wk 14Wk 15Final
AP65546643389743333
Coaches2
BCSNot released863333N/A

After the season

Nebraska's longtime Defensive Coordinator Charlie McBride retired after another season of success, helping Nebraska win the Big 12 Championship, with a final record of 121 (71). McBride's retirement followed 22 years of storied service to the Cornhuskers.

The season was concluded by #3 Nebraska defeating #6 Tennessee 3121 at the Fiesta Bowl.

Second-year Head Coach Frank Solich's career record improved to 215 (124).

Awards

[2]

AwardName(s)
All-American 1st Team Ralph Brown, Mike Brown, Dominic Raiola, Dan Hadenfeldt, Brian Shaw
All-American 2nd Team Steve Warren
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Eric Crouch
All-Big 12 1st teamMike Brown, Ralph Brown, Eric Crouch, Russ Hochstein, Bobby Newcombe, Carlos Polk, Dominic Raiola, Steve Warren, Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 2nd teamDan Hadenfeldt, Julius Jackson, Kyle Vanden Bosch
All-Big 12 honorable mention Keyuo Craver, Matt Davison, Dave Volk
Big 12 Coach of the Year Frank Solich

NFL and pro players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1999 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents. [3]

NameTeam
Demoine Adams Edmonton Eskimos
Dan Alexander Tennessee Titans
Damien Bauman New Orleans VooDoo
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Mike Brown Chicago Bears
Ralph Brown New York Giants
Correll Buckhalter Philadelphia Eagles
Keyuo Craver New Orleans Saints
Eric Crouch St. Louis Rams
Josh Davis New York Jets
Clint Finley Kansas City Chiefs
Toniu Fonoti San Diego Chargers
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
Russ Hochstein Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Eric Johnson Oakland Raiders
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Bobby Newcombe Montreal Alouettes
Tony Ortiz Scottish Claymores
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Carlos Polk San Diego Chargers
Dominic Raiola Detroit Lions
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Slechta Philadelphia Eagles
Erwin Swiney Green Bay Packers
Kyle Vanden Bosch Arizona Cardinals
Joe Walker Tennessee Titans
Steve Warren Green Bay Packers

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  2. 1999 Husker Honors
  3. "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.