Dying Man's Wish Comes True

By: Nick Starling Email
By: Nick Starling Email

"Go Big Red!"

That's what Dennis Linden yells when he's at the Husker games. He's been cheering on the Big Red since the 50's. Linden has only missed 2 home games in the 333 game sellout streak. His seat?

"Section 36 B Row 59 and Seat 14," said Linden.

Last August Linden was diagnosed with lung cancer, just a couple weeks ago he signed up with Tabitha Hospice. They help in the final days of life.

Linden's last item on his bucket list was to tour where his beloved Huskers play.

"More than what I expected," said Linden.

"The neat thing is he is getting to experience this with his wife and another family member which truly is creating lasting memories," said Jennifer Knecht with Tabitha Hospice.

At Memorial Stadium, Linden toured with quarterback Tommy Armstrong, as he met players and coaches.

"Pretty doggone exciting, I didn't expect all of this. I just thought I'd take a peak and go home," said Linden.

The tour went through the tunnel walk and on the field.

"Very pretty down there, looks like a long ways from where I sit," said Linden.

Linden also toured the Hendricks training complex and the Pinnacle Bank Arena. He's never been inside before.

"It's about cherishing the moments that you have," said Knecht.

To the man who's given so much to the Huskers over the years, he can now rest knowing he left his mark at NU.

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