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Touchdown catch in 1941 Rose Bowl vivid as ever for Kearney’s Zikmund - Kearney Hub: Sports

Touchdown catch in 1941 Rose Bowl vivid as ever for Kearney’s Zikmund

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Buck Mahoney

Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 8:30 am

Seventy years ago today — yes, 70 — Husker Al Zikmund scored a touchdown in the Rose Bowl, and he remembers it like yesterday.

“The body may be deteriorating, but the mind is still working. … I can see things in my mind absolutely clearly — where we stayed, where we worked out,” said Zikmund, the former Kearney State College football coach and athletics director, now 88.

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