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1955 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 5-3-1, .611 W-L% (39th of 110)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ray Eliot (5-3-1)

PS/G: 16.6 (56th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 12.7 (40th of 110)
SRS: 8.08 (28th of 110) ▪ SOS: 5.53 (29th of 110)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Em Lindbeck* QB 39 Cmp, 86 Att, 588 Yds, 3 TD
Hiles Stout QB
Mickey Bates* RB
Harry Jefferson* RB 97 Att, 574 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Ray Nitschke* RB
Bobby Mitchell RB 61 Att, 504 Yds, 8.3 Avg
Danny Wile RB
Abe Woodson RB 59 Att, 399 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Bob DesEnfants* WR 12 Rec, 206 Yds, 17.2 Avg
Rod Hanson* WR
Gary Francis WR
Dean Renn WR
John Gremer* OL
Jim Minor* OL
Percy Oliver* OL
Rudy Siegert* OL
George Walsh* OL
Bob Baietto OL
Dick Nordmeyer OL
Ron Yochem OL