Members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team have been helping build homes for two local families for Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln ( The athletes have volunteered on the job site on Saturdays this summer doing various construction projects including trimming and installing siding.

Huskers Head Coach Matt Rhule has often mentioned his desire for his players to be well-rounded individuals who give it their all not only on the football field, but in the communities they live in as well.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Husker Athletics,” says Habitat for Humanity’s CEO Josh Hanshaw. “It’s so inspiring to see the players we root for on TV work alongside our volunteers to make a real difference in the life of a Lincoln family.”

Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln has helped over 202 families through new home construction, repairs and mortgage funding. Through community partnerships, Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance alongside families in need of decent and affordable housing. To learn more, contact Director of Development Deanna Walz at (402) 310-7884 / or visit