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News Release
 
05/12/09
Football Legend Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers to Attend Peru State College Bobcat Golf Classic May 29

 

(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) Athletic Department today announced that football legend and 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers will attend the 10th Annual Bobcat Golf Classic near Nebraska City on Friday, May 29.

The golf scramble will be held at Table Creek Golf Course (5622 I Road, located 1.5 miles west of Nebraska City on Hwy 2). Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. in the clubhouse with a shotgun start at noon. Rodgers will be available to take photos with golfers during this time. Dinner will be held in the clubhouse at 5 p.m.

Cost (which includes green fees, carts and dinner) are:

  • $380 per team of 4
  • $95 per individual (prior to May 22)
  • $105 per individual (after May 22)
  • $85 per individual for members of the PSC class of 2008 or 2009
  • $20 per individual for dinner only

PSC Athletic Director Steve Schneider said, “It’s a real honor for Peru State College to have Johnny Rodgers attend this event. He’s a legendary athlete who left football fans around the world in awe of his ability. We are thrilled that he is lending his support to Bobcat athletics in this way.

“The Bobcat Golf Classic will be a great opportunity for people to come out and meet ‘The Jet’ while also supporting Bobcat athletics, meeting current athletes and coaches, and reconnecting with old friends.”

Among his many athletic honors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Rodgers was named the 1972 Heisman Trophy Winner, the 1972 Walter Camp Outstanding Player, the 1972 UPI Offensive Player of the Year, and 1971 and 1972 First-Team All-American. He was later named 1973 Rookie of the Year and All-Pro from 1973-76 in the Canadian Football League.

Rodgers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000, named the Most Valuable Player in the history of the Big 8 Conference, voted Nebraska’s Player of the Century by Sports Illustrated, named the 44th best player of all time by College Football News, and named the 25th Greatest Player of All-Time by ESPN.

Rogers now runs a successful real estate business in Omaha and mentors young athletes.