Playing football at the University of Nebraska is the dream of many Nebraska boys, but only a few make it come true.
A few years ago we started following one such young man and his quest to play football for the Huskers. Hartington's Russ Hochstein was a high school standout, recruited by Nebraska. He was enthusiastic and realistic about becoming a Husker, but knew there were no guarantees of success. He eventually became a starter and all-conference lineman, and last spring was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.