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Partial Rosters Back to 1953 For 70 Major Schools

Posted by Justin Kubatko on September 15, 2010

Thanks to a little lot of help from our friends — namely Doug Drinen and Neil Paine — we now have partial rosters (starters and key reserves) dating back to the 1953 season for 70 major schools. For example, check out the roster page for the 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers. We also have partial statistics for the school’s primary passers, rushers, and receivers: completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns for quarterbacks; attempts and yards for running backs; and receptions and yards for wide receivers and tight ends. Special thanks go out to Bob Boyles and Paul Guido, authors of The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia, for providing the files necessary to produce these rosters.

5 Responses to “Partial Rosters Back to 1953 For 70 Major Schools”

  1. jiffy Says:

    Can’t believe nobody has commented on this- great stuff! Old college football info has always been really difficult to find.

  2. Jay Jianoran Says:

    So Far Good, Next up we need is the uniform numbers and more rosters (using research from Closeups of TV Guide, Media Guides, Annuals, etc), wanted to see ’81 San Jose State and ’81 Toledo using this


    And ’82 Fresno State and ’82 Bowling Green


    Etc., I Hope it will happen this time.

  3. Chris nugent Says:

    I would be glad to help compile rosters for Michigan state. I have their annual media guides dating back to 1946.

  4. Justin Says:

    I have most of the rosters for the University of Virginia going back to the 1920s, as well as an all-time numerical roster:

  5. Jake Says:

    Great Job!