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"You won't see him honored at a Husker football game — though he lettered for Tom Osborne in 1991," writes Dick Chatelain. "You won't spot his name on a wall at Nebraska Wesleyan — or find someone on the small Lincoln campus who has even met him. You won't hear his name on “Monday Night Football” or read about his talent in the Boston Globe.
"But quietly, a native son has become a key piece of the NFL's most successful franchise, collecting Super Bowl memories while climbing the executive ladder."
"So one day in '94, Licht visited [Charlie] McBride. He'd always been fascinated by the NFL scouts who came to Lincoln. How can I get into the business, he asked.
"McBride knew an old Packers executive. Next time I see him, McBride said, I'll ask.
"Licht went home and, a few hours later, got a phone call. 'Get your (butt) back up here!'
"It was McBride. The Packers scout was in town.
"Licht introduced himself to a man named Tom Braatz, went out for a beer, talked about the Husker prospects — there were a ton of them in 1994.
"Braatz had a connection to [Don] Shula. Two weeks later, Licht landed an internship in Miami."