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This photo from Sept. 11, 2010,  shows Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse (3) celebrating after scoring a touchdown on an interception against Idaho in an NCAA college football game in Lincoln. The senior safety is making the most of an extra year of eligibility he received after tearing a major ligament in his right knee early last season. He's now one of the leaders in the Cornhuskers' strong secondary. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)
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This photo from Sept. 11, 2010, shows Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse (3) celebrating after scoring a touchdown on an interception against Idaho in an NCAA college football game in Lincoln. The senior safety is making the most of an extra year of eligibility he received after tearing a major ligament in his right knee early last season. He's now one of the leaders in the Cornhuskers' strong secondary. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

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