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Elway has high hopes for Nebraska under Frost's guidance

John Elway, the general manager and executive vice president of football operations of the Denver Broncos, signs footballs at the D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon on May 8, 2018 (KHGI)

One of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game made an appearance in Omaha today for the D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon.

John Elway was the keynote speaker at the 20th annual event.

After the ten high school seniors were awarded scholarships of $10,000 a piece, the Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations shared his familiarity with Nebraska's new head coach.

"With Scott coming in and having been at Stanford and having a career at Stanford and the year he had at Central Florida last year, to come in and take over the Nebraska job, with him being right next door, we always follow him closely," Elway said. "I'm sure he'll do a great job because of the history and tradition at Nebraska, so it will be interesting to see how he does. Hopefully he does great."

Elway graduated from Stanford and was a member of the vaunted 1983 quarterback NFL Draft class. Frost chose Stanford after he graduated from Wood River Rural High School before transferring to Nebraska and guiding the Huskers to the 1997 co-National Championship.

Frost was also in attendance at the Omaha luncheon, handing out football's signed by himself and Elway to winning bidders.

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