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Sallier Named to Nebraska Football Hall

Sallier Named to Nebraska Football Hall

The Nebraska Football Hall-of-Fame will be inducting 10 new members into this year's class and amongst the list is Doane Athletic Hall-of-Fame football player, Mike Sallier ('71).

Sallier, a native of Port Arthur, Texas, came to Doane in the late 1960's and left as arguably the greatest running back to wear the Tiger black and orange. He left the program as the all-time leading rusher with 4,107 yards and 58 touchdowns. Sallier was a member of three undefeated teams and those teams will be the first teams to receive induction into the Doane Athletic Hall-of-Fame this fall.

Sallier's name is all over the rushing record books at Doane. His 257 yards against Missouri Western in 1970 was then a school record but still stands fourth after 40 years. He holds the single-game record with five rushing touchdowns against Nebraska Wesleyan in 1968 and the single-season record with 23 touchdowns in 1968.

He was voted into the Nebraska State College/University division of the Hall-of-Fame. Some of the other football players being inducted include former Nebraska Cornhuskers Dan Alexander and Ndamukong Suh as well as six other former Cornhuskers and one graduate from Nebraska Wesleyan.