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1959 Colorado Buffaloes Roster

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Record: 5-5, .500 W-L% (59th of 112)
Conference: Big 7  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Everett Grandelius (5-5)

PS/G: 14.4 (64th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.7 (81st of 112)
SRS: 3.04 (52nd of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.94 (36th of 112)

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Gale Weidner* QB 100 Cmp, 207 Att, 1200 Yds, 7 TD
2 Joe Dowler QB 5 Cmp, 12 Att, 42 Yds, 1 TD
3 Frank Montera QB 9 Cmp, 16 Att, 100 Yds, 0 TD
4 Tony Reed QB 1 Cmp, 7 Att, 13 Yds, 0 TD
5 Dave Rife* RB 96 Att, 275 Yds, 2.9 Avg
6 Jerry Steffen* RB 58 Att, 179 Yds, 3.1 Avg
7 Chuck Weiss* RB 56 Att, 196 Yds, 3.5 Avg
8 Dave Bennett RB 7 Att, 25 Yds, 3.6 Avg
9 Nick Counter RB 6 Att, 10 Yds, 1.7 Avg
10 Dick Dickerson RB 10 Att, 22 Yds, 2.2 Avg
11 Dave Garvin RB 22 Att, 49 Yds, 2.2 Avg
12 Russ Johnson RB 20 Att, 53 Yds, 2.7 Avg
13 Don Maurer RB 58 Att, 194 Yds, 3.3 Avg
14 Marvin Oliver RB 8 Att, 17 Yds, 2.1 Avg
15 Frank Purnell RB 16 Att, 65 Yds, 4.1 Avg
16 Loren Schweninger RB 28 Att, 98 Yds, 3.5 Avg
17 Tom Woods RB 13 Att, 47 Yds, 3.6 Avg
18 Bill Elkins* WR 7 Rec, 90 Yds, 12.9 Avg
19 Jerry Hillebrand* WR 12 Rec, 196 Yds, 16.3 Avg
20 Kirk Campbell WR 1 Rec, 15 Yds, 15.0 Avg
21 Gary Henson WR 11 Rec, 201 Yds, 18.3 Avg
22 Chuck McBride WR 16 Rec, 189 Yds, 11.8 Avg
23 Mel Semenko WR 5 Rec, 46 Yds, 9.2 Avg
24 John Watkins WR 1 Rec, 13 Yds, 13.0 Avg
25 Walt Klinker* OL
26 Bob McCullough* OL
27 Jim Perkins* OL
28 Joe Romig* OL
29 Ken Vardell* OL
30 John Denvir OL
31 Bill Eurich OL
32 George Adams LB