Athlete, 1974. First Burke player to receive a full scholarship to UNL in football. Three-year football and basketball letterman at Omaha Burke. All-State. Solid defensive career at UNL, including captain of the Blackshirt defense his senior year. Both academic and football All-American. Drafted in NFL first round by Los Angeles Rams and played linebacker from 1979 to 1986, which included the 1979 Super Bowl. Member of UNL football hall of fame. Omaha Burke outstanding graduate award.