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May 7, 2013

Wuerffel, Frazier, Dayne selected for 2013 College Football Hall of Fame

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In 2011, Wuerffel was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder — Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes paralysis and problems with the nervous system but is treatable.

Wuerffel said he is just about all the way back to his old self, but endured a difficult year and a half with little energy or strength.

“You’re trying to live a normal life with 20 percent of your energy, 40 percent of your energy,” he said.

Frazier was a four-year starter at Nebraska, running coach Tom Osborne’s option attack, and helped the Huskers to national titles in 1994 and ‘95. His famous tackling-breaking 75-yard touchdown run put an exclamation point on Nebraska’s 62-24 victory over Wuerffel and Florida in that ‘96 Fiesta Bowl.

“I’ve seen that run a lot of times,” Wuerffel said. “I think most people would say the 1995 team was more talented,” he said. “I think (the loss to Nebraska) helped that team mature.”

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