Coach to be honored for contributions to football

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne will receive the 2005 Duffy Daugherty Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to college football.

Osborne, now a Republican member of Congress, will receive the
honor at an April 22 banquet in Bath, Mich., north of the Michigan
State University campus.

The award recognizes Osborne's contributions as one of the most
successful coaches in the nation's history.

Osborne's 255-49-3 record gives him the fifth-best winning
percentage (.836) in the sport's history. He was head coach at
Nebraska for 25 years, leaving the program in 1997.

Nebraska won three national championships under Osborne, who
already is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Osborne was first elected to Congress in 2000 and was recently
re-elected to serve a third term.

The award is named after Michigan State's head coach from 1954
to 1972.