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1961 Colorado Buffaloes Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (8th of 111) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Everett Grandelius (9-2)

PS/G: 16.7 (46th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 9.5 (18th of 111)
SRS: 12.94 (15th of 111) ▪ SOS: 5.03 (38th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 25-7 versus Louisiana State


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Gale Weidner* QB 74 Cmp, 162 Att, 1101 Yds, 8 TD
Frank Montera QB 3 Cmp, 11 Att, 69 Yds, 0 TD
Pat Young QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 12 Yds, 0 TD
Ed Coleman* RB 16 Att, 59 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Loren Schweninger* RB 122 Att, 512 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Ted Woods* RB 107 Att, 525 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Claude Crabb RB 10 Att, 28 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Bill Harris RB 82 Att, 434 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Jon Mars RB 6 Att, 12 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Larry Mavity RB 38 Att, 183 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Leon Mavity RB
Noble Milton RB 15 Att, 62 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Ted Somerville RB 28 Att, 141 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ken Blair* WR 10 Rec, 200 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Jerry Hillebrand* WR 17 Rec, 282 Yds, 16.6 Avg
Jack Hold WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Charlie McBride WR 5 Rec, 117 Yds, 23.4 Avg
John Meadows WR
Charley Moriss WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
John Denvir* OL
Bill Frank* OL
Ralph Heck* OL
Walt Klinker* OL
Joe Romig* OL
Jim Perkins OL
Robert Johnson DB