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1965 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 6-4, .600 W-L% (36th of 120)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pete Elliott (6-4)

PS/G: 23.5 (19th of 120) ▪ PA/G: 11.8 (24th of 120)
SRS: 16.05 (13th of 120) ▪ SOS: 9.35 (22nd of 120)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Fred Custardo* QB 90 Cmp, 170 Att, 1124 Yds, 11 TD
Rich Erickson QB 5 Cmp, 12 Att, 63 Yds, 0 TD
Dean Volkman QB 1 Cmp, 4 Att, 11 Yds, 0 TD
Ron Bess* RB 41 Att, 112 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Jim Grabowski* RB 252 Att, 1258 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Sam Price* RB 46 Att, 178 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Doug Harford RB 22 Att, 133 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Dan Humay RB 3 Att, 37 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Cyril Pinder RB 56 Att, 287 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Craig Timko* WR 12 Rec, 135 Yds, 11.3 Avg
John Wright* WR 47 Rec, 755 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Larry Jordan WR 3 Rec, 22 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Bill Allen* OL
Kai Anderson* OL
Willis Fields* OL
Ron Guenther* OL
Eddie Russell* OL
Bo Batchelder* DL
Gary Eickman* DL
Dale Greco* DL
Ken Kmiec* DL
Tom Smith* DL
Al Waters* DL
Fred Harms DL
Dick Tate DL
Don Hansen* LB
Bill Harder* LB
Terry Miller LB
Ron Acks* DB
Trent Jackson* DB
Dick Kee* DB
Phil Knell DB