You may have seen this Bob Devaney College Football Hall of Fame Certificate before if you have taken the University of Nebraska Football tour through the Champions’ Hall. There are actually three of these. One at UNL, one at the College Football Hall of Fame and this one which Hung in Coach Devaney’s Home.
We at Vintage Red are honored to have it as a permanent part of our gallery. There isn’t a more important piece of that signifies what Coach Devaney meant to the Nebraska football program not to mention all Nebraskans. Deanvey started his coaching career at Michigan State (53-56) as an assistant before moving on to Wyoming (57-61) , his first head coaching job, where he compiled a record of 35-10-5 and 4 Skyline conference championships. In 1962 Devaney was hired as Head Coach of the University of Nebraska, forever changing the landscape of Husker Football. He immediately changed the fortunes of the program with a 9-2 mark and a victory in the Gotham Bowl in ’62 following another disappointing season under Bill Jennings in ’61 that finished with a 3-6-1 record. His tenure as head coach ended in 1972 with a career mark of 101-20-2 (.829) as he moved on to the Athletic Directors chair. He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.