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By Will Korn 

Nebraska football hero living up to his status off the field


Will Korn

Former Nebraska Cornhusker split back Matt Davison addresses Sidney youngsters at his "Creating Captains" camp Wednesday morning at Sidney High School.

Around here you might remember him from the ESPY award-winning play known as "The Catch," or the "Miracle at Missouri." The true freshman split back's memorable catch in the end zone saved the Nebraska Cornhuskers' undefeated championship season in 1997 on that pressure-packed night in Columbia, Mo.

You might also know that he finished his distinguished career in Lincoln second all-time in school history in both receptions and receiving yards. He led the Huskers in receptions in three consecutive years, becoming only the third player in Nebraska football history to accomplish that feat.


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