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Huskers’ Crouch Wins Heisman

December 9, 2001

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Eric Crouch almost quit the team, now the Nebraska quarterback is the Heisman Trophy winner in one of the most unpredictable races in the history of the award.

Crouch, who briefly left the team three years ago when he lost the starting job, capped a sensational career by keeping the Huskers in the national title race all season. A 62-36 loss to Colorado two weeks ago ended Nebraska’s run at a perfect season.

Crouch won the award Saturday night, beating out Florida quarterback Rex Grossman.

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