Police: Former Husker's memorabilia stolen while away in NFL

2014-04-03T21:23:00Z 2014-04-04T11:38:06Z Police: Former Husker's memorabilia stolen while away in NFLBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

A former Nebraska defensive end had more than $1,300 in Husker football equipment stolen from the trunk of his car while he was away playing for the Cleveland Browns, Lincoln police said.

Eric Martin told police his white Nebraska football helmet, more than 13 jerseys, three pairs of game pants and a pair of football cleats were missing from his 2003 black Ford Focus, Capt. Danny Reitan said.

Martin, who played for Nebraska from 2009 to 2012, left the car with a friend in Lincoln around May 27, 2013, while he was in Cleveland, Reitan said.

The car was ticketed several times and ultimately towed from the Cici’s Pizza parking lot on North 27th Street on Jan. 9. Martin reported the items stolen Thursday.

The stolen No. 46 jerseys included two from the Capital One Bowl and two from the Holiday Bowl, according to a police incident report.

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