And there was a close overtime win over Missouri. Osborne served his community. Tom and his wife Nancy formed the Osborne Foundation to assist youth education. The northwest pillar of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium carries this inscription: "Courage, generosity, fairness, honor -- in these are the true rewards of manly sport.
It's more than winning. To make an effort to win in a manner that reflects well on the university. That has a positive effect on young people. He was 60 when he retired.
For 22 years, Tom Osborne has been head football coach for the University of Nebraska. For 22 years he has coached winning teams. And last year, his Husker team claimed the grand prize; the National Championship, after a steady, yet stunning, come-from-behind victory over Miami in the Orange Bowl. But even more than the major marks he has left on the field, Tom Osborne has left his unique stamp on his players and his community as a gifted teacher and a compassionate citizen.
In the community, Osborne and his wife Nancy underwrite the Osborne Foundation for Youth which established a Husker Teammates program that sees players work with young people in a big-brother relationship, encouraging them to pursue their education.
Nebraska players reach more than 50, students annually through this outreach effort. It is for his commitment to community, as well as his commitment to football excellence, that the National Football Foundation presents Tom Osborne with the Distinguished American Award. Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, whose Seminoles barely beat the Huskers , in the Orange Bowl, paid Osborne the highest compliment when he said, "No football program in the nation can surpass the University of Nebraska when it comes to quality.
You take the three big aspects of physical, mental and spiritual, and Tom Osborne's guidelines cover it all. It's too late for my sons, but I hope my grandsons can attend Nebraska. He stands for all the right things and helps players set their priorities. He was star quarterback for four years at Hastings Neb. College and was the first person named Nebraska Athlete of the Year in both high school and college.
After college, he played three years in the National Football league as a flanker: two with Washington and one with San Francisco. In , Osborne wanted to go back to school to study for advanced degrees, but he also wanted to stick with football. He caught his break when Nebraska hired coach Bob Devaney. Exchange offer not applicable. New product price is lower than exchange product price. Exchange offer is not applicable with this product. Exchange Offer cannot be clubbed with Bajaj Finserv for this product.
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Apply Exchange. About the Author Blending stories of the author's stint as head coach of the Cornhuskers with a strong coaching philosophy and view of life firmly rooted in Christian principles, Faith in the Game explores the reasons for the Cornhuskers' amazing achievements as a team - and the faith in God that has been the source of Osborne's strength. The images represent actual product though color of the image and product may slightly differ. Was this information helpful to you?