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Randy Schleusener



Born Oct. 23, 1957. Rapid City (1976 Stevens HS grad). 1981 University of Nebraska grad. An All-American offensive guard at Nebraska, Schleusener helped the Cornhuskers go 29-7 with trips to the Orange, Cotton and Sun bowls from 1978-80. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder was an all-Big Eight Conference performer in 1979 and '80 and All-American in '80 as well. Nebraska led the nation in total offense in 1978 with 501 yards a game, was best in the Big Eight in 1979 with 464 and again in 1980 with 506. He also was an Academic All-American in 1979 and '80 and won the NCAA's coveted Top Eight Award (for best student athlete). Schleusener became a noted player in Cornhusker lore when he ran 15 yards to score on a "fumblerooskie" in a 1979 game against Oklahoma. On the play, the Husker quarterback took the snap, intentionally placed the ball on the ground under center and carried out a fake while Schleusener scooped up the ball and ran for the score. Schleusener was named to the Nebraska chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 2002. At Stevens, he was a high school All-American in 1975. He was an all-state defensive selection in 1975 after being honored in 1974 as an offensive lineman. He led Stevens to the mythical 1974 state title. Schleusener was chosen by the Cleveland Browns in the ninth round of the 1981 NFL draft, though he never played in the NFL.




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