WATCH: Frank Solich returns to Memorial Stadium, met with raucous cheers

Frank Solich waited 20 years to return to Memorial Stadium after his unceremonious firing in 2003.

But on Saturday, the Husker legend finally walked back inside the stadium and stepped onto Tom Osborne Field.

It took a long, persistent effort from Trev Alberts and a major helping hand from Matt Rhule, but the university and athletics program were able to convince Solich to come back and be recognized for a halftime ceremony at the spring game.

Solich was met with raucous cheers as he made his way to midfield, where the N was flanked by newly painted “45” yard markers to honor the number Solich wore as a Nebraska fullback in the 1960s.

The Huskers then surprised Solich and his family by revealing that they are naming the team’s locker room in his name.

Solich, who got emotional while getting his recognition, briefly spoke to the Husker crowd to thank them, pay tribute to Osborne and tell the crowd “Go Big Red!”

Watch the video above as Solich takes in the embrace of the Husker faithful.

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