Nominations:Bronko Nagurski

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The International Falls native was named All American at two positions in the same year, helped make Gopher football a national power in the late '20s, and went on to NFL greatness with the Chicago Bears and the NFL Hall of Fame. His name is associated with college football's award for the best defensive player and the Gopher's practice facility is named after him.

Nagurski is synonymous with hard-nosed, Minnesota football.
~Howard Nevanen, Stoughton, WI

Bronco Nagurski is currently the only Minnesotan to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He went to the University of Minnesota and brought 4 national titles to the U of M.
~Ethan Knight, Mendota Heights, MN

One of the standout Minnesota football players.
~Elton Bud Jacobson, Minnetonka, MN

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