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1976 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 5-6, .455 W-L% (71st of 137)
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bob Blackman (5-6)

PS/G: 21.4 (55th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 22.5 (97th of 137)
SRS: 9.19 (29th of 137) ▪ SOS: 10.37 (5th of 137)

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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Kurt Steger* QB 87 Cmp, 187 Att, 1243 Yds, 10 TD
2 Mike McCray QB 24 Cmp, 54 Att, 371 Yds, 1 TD
3 James Coleman* RB 170 Att, 687 Yds, 4.0 Avg
4 Larry Schulz* RB 59 Att, 226 Yds, 3.8 Avg
5 Clarence Baker RB 6 Att, 1 Yds, 0.2 Avg
6 Mike Collins RB 23 Att, 63 Yds, 2.7 Avg
7 Sonny Holt RB 8 Att, 22 Yds, 2.8 Avg
8 Chubby Phillips RB 154 Att, 651 Yds, 4.2 Avg
9 Frank Johnson* WR 24 Rec, 306 Yds, 12.8 Avg
10 Eric Rouse* WR 20 Rec, 326 Yds, 16.3 Avg
11 Steve Gordon WR 9 Rec, 106 Yds, 11.8 Avg
12 Jon Khachaturian WR 1 Rec, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
13 John Peach WR 3 Rec, 96 Yds, 32.0 Avg
14 Tom Schooley WR 3 Rec, 40 Yds, 13.3 Avg
15 Jeff Stewart WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
16 Marty Friel* TE 18 Rec, 321 Yds, 17.8 Avg
17 Phil Vierneisel TE 2 Rec, 31 Yds, 15.5 Avg
18 Jerry Finis* OL
19 Gary Jurczyk* OL
20 Phil McDonald* OL
21 Dan Melsek* OL
22 Kevin Pancratz* OL
23 John DiFeliciantonio* DL
24 Dean March* DL
25 Bruce Thornton* DL
26 Chris Williams* DL
27 Walt Graham DL
28 Mac McCracken* LB
29 Paul Moore* LB
30 Scott Studwell* LB
31 Dominic Forte LB
32 John Sullivan LB
33 Dale Hardy* DB
34 Rickie Mitchem* DB
35 Jim Stauner* DB
36 Derwin Tucker* DB
37 Bill Cerney DB
38 Jim Kirwan DB