Former Husker Brenden Stai was in the middle of a move to Jacksonville in 2000 when he saw his AFC championship ring sitting on his rolodex in his home office.
As he and his family moved, the ring was stolen, and Stai never saw it again.
Until this week.
Nine years after losing track of the ring, which he earned when he was a rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995, it turned up at Cash4Gold, a Florida-based company that buys gold jewelry and other items.
The 10-carat ring is valued at $3,000.
Stai, who lives in Nebraska, ordered a replica of the ring with permission from the Rooney family, which owns the Steelers.
A four-year starter, Stai was a first-team All-American for Nebraska in 1994.