Remember that electric shaving razor advertisement "I liked it so much
that I bought the company"? Well, the University of Nebraska did not offer
to purchase our little vintage helmet company but they were so thrilled with
the recent Historic Helmet release of vintage Husker helmets that
they placed them on permanent display alongside their most prestigious and
treasured awards that honor their national championship teams and Heisman
It was a most humbling honor for us when one of our special Helmet Hut
friends and lifetime Husker fan, Chris Price, informed us that the school
had decided to compliment their 1970 and 1971 National Championship trophy
display with authentic "Historic Helmet" reproductions for those legendary
teams. There is also a separate display of Historic Helmets that colorfully
depicts the history of the various Husker helmet styles.
An interesting tidbit was passed on to us from school
representatives regarding the origin of the plain "N" helmet logo that was
first used during the 1970 championship season and is still used today. A
"NU" logo was used on Husker helmets prior to the 1970 season (1967-1969)
and there were no plans to change the design. However, it was discovered
just prior to the 1970 season opening game that someone had not ordered
enough "U's" to go along with the "N's." As a result of this oversight the
team was forced to shorten the helmet logo to just the plain "N." The new
condensed look was well received, the team went on to win it all that year
and the plain red Nebraska "N" has since become a college football icon.
The displays are located in the Hall of Champions and Heisman Room inside
the West end (main entrance) of the stadium. The helmets were put on display
just in time for this year's Husker's Spring game which was attended by
almost 60,000 spirited fans (another 20,000 had to be turned away due to the
current stadium renovation project that closed off part of the stadium).
The University of Nebraska program continues to reflect the very best of
the today's college football experience. We also congratulate them for their
ongoing devotion towards honoring their glorious past.