á Danny Woodhead of North Platte, Nebraska ran for more yards in a single season than anybody in the history of college football. Anyone. Any division. Unheralded out of high school in the Cornhusker State after setting numerous prep records, Division I locals such as Nebraska and Colorado made a lukewarm pursuit of this prep phenom from Western Nebraska. Both wanted Woodhead to walk-on to their programs, while Northwestern was rumored to be interest but nothing materialized. Woodhead shocked Husker Nation by enrolling at Division II Chadron State. áMany observers believed Woodhead would want to prove his worth by walking on to Nebraska, but Woodhead called NebraskaÆs bluff. WoodheadÆs older brother was a member of the football team at Chadron State, and Woodhead said, ôI wanted to go ...
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