Rex Ekwall

Ekwall, Rex Eugene

June 9, 1935 – October 2, 2022

The Nebraska Nation lost a pillar of our community, Rex Eugene Ekwall, on October 2, 2022. Rex excelled on the basketball court and baseball field, playing for his high school, the University of Nebraska, and his country. Rex served honorably for the Army on the All-Army and All-Service teams, playing baseball and basketball for Ft. Sill in Oklahoma. In his last year in the Army, Rex coached the All-Army Basketball Team. During Rex’s time at Nebraska, he set the school record in basketball for career rebounding average, collecting 679 in 65 games for a 10.4 per-game average. Rex still h...


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