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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

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