Today’s Nebraska-Iowa football game at Iowa is the 12th annual Heroes Game with each state honoring one resident as a symbol of all community heroes.
The Heroes for each state were selected for their positive impact on their communities and the inspiration they provide to others. Both will be recognized at halftime and have their names inscribed on the game trophy.
Nebraska and Iowa went different directions in defining “hero.” Nebraska is celebrating two charity auctioneers, Randy Stabe and Clint Vos, longtime Hawkeye fans who volunteer their services to nearly 30 nonprofits a year – some for 3 decades.
Nebraska is celebrating Blake Vitale of Falls City, who rushed upstairs to save his 3 young siblings when their family home caught fire 10 years ago Wednesday
For his efforts, Blake was honored with multiple recognitions including the Cornhusker Chapter of the American Red Cross’ Good Samaritan Award and the Nebraska Funeral Director’s Hero Award