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Nebraska football legend Johnny Rodgers in ICU with COVID

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Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 12:47 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska football star and 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers was in an Omaha hospital intensive care unit with COVID-19 and other complications.

Business partner Denny Drake told The Omaha World-Herald that Rodgers was hospitalized Thanksgiving morning. Drake says the 70-year-old Rodgers seemed to improve after a few days, but took a turn for the worse last week and was placed in the ICU.

Drake says Rodgers has since improved and is feeling much better.

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