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1966 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 4-6, .400 W-L% (72nd of 119)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pete Elliott (4-6)

PS/G: 17.3 (58th of 119) ▪ PA/G: 19.3 (78th of 119)
SRS: 2.85 (50th of 119) ▪ SOS: 5.65 (26th of 119)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Bob Naponic* QB 70 Cmp, 162 Att, 998 Yds, 4 TD
Dave Daley QB 2 Cmp, 6 Att, 16 Yds, 0 TD
Rich Erickson QB
Dean Volkman QB 28 Cmp, 58 Att, 374 Yds, 0 TD
Ron Bess* RB 34 Att, 100 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Carson Brooks* RB 16 Att, 51 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Bill Huston* RB 89 Att, 420 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Doug Harford RB 40 Att, 129 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Dan Humay RB 4 Att, 22 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Rich Johnson RB 83 Att, 317 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Cyril Pinder RB 36 Att, 147 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Craig Timko* WR 17 Rec, 252 Yds, 14.8 Avg
John Wright* WR 60 Rec, 831 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Kerry Anderson WR 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Jim Marinangel WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Mike Murawski WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Kai Anderson* OL
Willis Fields* OL
Ron Guenther* OL
Larry Jordan* OL
Bob Robertson* OL
Jerry Pillath OL
Bo Batchelder* DL
Fred Harms* DL
Ken Kmiec* DL
Tony Pleviak* DL
Tom Smith* DL
Al Waters* DL
Joel Stellwagen DL
Dick Tate DL
Terry Miller* LB
Dave Tomasula* LB
Phil Knell* DB
Mick Smith* DB
Bruce Sullivan* DB