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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  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (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

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