The earliest known Nebraska football film shows games in the early 1900s

A Husker historian’s dream come true. History Nebraska has digitized what they believe to be the earliest known Husker football footage. The images show a variety of clips from Nebraska games in the 1910s and 1920s, including against Notre Dame. “Three meters and a cloud of dust. Leather helmets,” History Nebraska wrote in an article breaking down what is seen in the footage. “A forward pass with a ball that looks like a watermelon. A drop kick. Fans cheering from wooden bleachers that were later demolished to make way for Memorial Stadium.” Nebraska History also paired uniforms and other details with yearbook photos to try to determine which years the images are from.

A Husker historian’s dream come true.

History Nebraska has digitized what they believe to be the earliest known Husker football footage.

The images show a variety of clips from Nebraska games in the 1910s and 1920s, including against Notre Dame.

“Three Meters and a Cloud of Dust. Leather Helmets”, History Nebraska written in an article break down what is seen in the images. “A forward pass with a ball that looks like a watermelon. A drop kick. Fans cheering from wooden bleachers that were later demolished to make way for Memorial Stadium.”

History Nebraska also matched uniforms and other details to yearbook photos to try to determine which years the images are from.