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1961 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 0-9, .000 W-L% (108th of 111)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 0-7 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pete Elliott (0-9)

PS/G: 5.9 (107th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 32.1 (109th of 111)
SRS: -7.21 (87th of 111) ▪ SOS: 12.23 (1st of 111)


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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
Mel Romani* QB 16 Cmp, 47 Att, 174 Yds, 1 TD
Ron Fearn QB 7 Cmp, 29 Att, 73 Yds, 0 TD
Paul Golaszewski QB 11 Cmp, 33 Att, 94 Yds, 0 TD
Pat Holland QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Dave McGann QB 27 Cmp, 49 Att, 269 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Taliaferro QB 2 Cmp, 2 Att, 23 Yds, 0 TD
Al Wheatland* RB 73 Att, 230 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Ken Zimmerman* RB 50 Att, 185 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Mike Dundy RB 24 Att, 77 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Glenn Glauser RB 8 Att, 22 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Denny Gould RB 27 Att, 97 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Tom McCullum RB 21 Att, 39 Yds, 1.9 Avg
Dick McDade RB 4 Att, 28 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Douglas Mills RB 6 Att, 19 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Jerry Parola RB 8 Att, 28 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Mike Summers RB 27 Att, 53 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Cecil Young RB 19 Att, 72 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Gary Hembrough* WR 16 Rec, 170 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Dick Newell* WR 16 Rec, 184 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Ken Chalcraft WR 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Bill Pasko WR 5 Rec, 47 Yds, 9.4 Avg
Gary Shields WR
Steve Thomas WR 2 Rec, 19 Yds, 9.5 Avg
Thurman Walker WR 6 Rec, 63 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Gary Brown* OL
Dick Deller* OL
Pat Murphy* OL
Stan Yukevich* OL
Tony Zeppetella* OL
Chuck Dickerson OL
John Kruze OL
Frank Lollino OL
Tony Parilli OL
Bob Scharbert OL