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Nebraska Football Hall Of Famer Passed Away

A general view of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 15: The marching band of the Nebraska Cornhuskers performs before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

On Monday, we learned about the unfortunate passing for Nebraska football great Dennis "Duke" Emanuel. He was 86 years old.

Emenuel reportedly died back on April 21 in Lincoln. Services were held in his memory over the weekend, in his hometown of North Bend.

Emanuel had a pretty interesting Huskers career, which spanned seven years. He was a two-time All-Conference player in 1951 and 1952. The Huskers competed in the old Big Seven conference, a predecessor of the Big Eight (when Oklahoma State joined) and now, the Big 12.

After that first stint at Nebraska, Dennis Emanuel entered the service, and spent 1953-56 in the U.S. Army.

He returned, and wound up playing varsity for Nebraska for a second stint in 1958.

He wound up being inducted into Nebraska's football Hall of Fame in 1990. After his graduation, he stuck around the state.

Emanuel worked as a physical therapist at Omaha Memorial Hospital for 35 years before retiring.

Per the Omaha World-Herald, he leaves behind a wife and three children:

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan, in 1996. Survivors include wife Susan of Lincoln; son Bradley of Wichita, Kansas; daughter Jennifer of Omaha; and sister Colette Feala of North Bend.

Our thoughts go out to them, and everyone else impacted by Emanuel's passing around the Lincoln and University of Nebraska communities.

[Omaha World-Herald]