Ed Husmann

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Ed Husmann
No. 66, 65, 82
Position: Defensive tackle / Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1931-08-06) August 6, 1931 (age 86)
Schuyler, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: McKeesport (PA) Area
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 9 / Pick: 99
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 134
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Edward Earl Husmann (born August 6, 1931 in Schuyler, Nebraska) is a former American football defensive tackle in the American Football League for the Houston Oilers. He also played in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Nebraska.

Early years[edit]

Husmann attended Ogallala High School, earning All-state and All-conference honors as a senior in football. He also practiced basketball and track.

He walked-on to the University of Nebraska. He became a starter as a senior, at right tackle on both sides of the ball. He won the Big Seven Conference heavyweight wrestling championship as a senior.[1]

In 2004, he was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was inducted into the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Cardinals[edit]

Husmann was selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the ninth round (99th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft and began his career on the offensive line. He spent the next two years out of football, while serving his military service in the Army.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft and became the first starter at right defensive tackle in franchise history. He was waived on September 5, 1961.

Houston Oilers[edit]

In 1961, he was signed as a free agent by the Houston Oilers and was used at defensive tackle and defensive end. That year, he played a key role in the team winning their second straight championship and was the runner-up to Billy Cannon in the MVP voting for the title game.

He was released on August 8, 1966. He left with the franchise single-game sack record (4). During his professional career, he played every line position, offensive and defensive, except for center.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)[edit]

In 1966, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[3]


  1. ^ "#105 Ed Husmann". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Husker walk-on inducted into Nebraska Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Leading Riders Cautious For Game With B.C. Lions". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 

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