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Johnny Rodgers Award created

Updated: March 27, 2012, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Johnny Rodgers believes it's time return specialists in college football get their due.

Best known for his electrifying kick returns as the 1972 Heisman Trophy winner at Nebraska, Rodgers on Tuesday announced a new postseason award for the top kick or punt return man in college football.

Rodgers said the Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers Award should gain the prestige of awards such as the Butkus for linebackers, the Jim Thorpe for defensive backs or the Outland for linemen.

"If ...

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