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1977 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 3-8, .273 W-L% (115th of 145)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 2-6 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gary Moeller (3-8)

PS/G: 12.8 (128th of 145) ▪ PA/G: 26.5 (126th of 145)
SRS: -3.13 (93rd of 145) ▪ SOS: 8.32 (19th of 145)


  • 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 25 Cmp, 55 Att, 341 Yds, 0 TD
Tim McAvoy QB 2 Cmp, 9 Att, 42 Yds, 0 TD
Mike McCray QB 36 Cmp, 60 Att, 418 Yds, 1 TD
James Coleman* RB 143 Att, 715 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Charlie Weber* RB 87 Att, 369 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Clarence Baker RB 32 Att, 131 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Vincent Carter RB 17 Att, 116 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Greg Foster RB 9 Att, 37 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Wayne Strader RB 68 Att, 348 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Eric Rouse* WR 10 Rec, 119 Yds, 11.9 Avg
Tom Schooley* WR 15 Rec, 231 Yds, 15.4 Avg
Dan Bulow WR 9 Rec, 182 Yds, 20.2 Avg
John Peach WR 3 Rec, 42 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Lee Boeke* TE 11 Rec, 109 Yds, 9.9 Avg
Doug Cozen TE 2 Rec, 41 Yds, 20.5 Avg
Mike Sherrod TE 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Dennis Ashlock* OL
Rich Grimmett* OL
Gary Jurczyk* OL
Kevin Pancratz* OL
Randy Taylor* OL
Rich Grimmet OL
Dan Melsek OL
Tim Norman OL
Dave Finzer K
Brian Kingsbury* DL
Ray Pavesic* DL
Bruce Thornton* DL
Jim Kogut DL
Stanley Ralph DL
John Thiede DL
Earnest Adams* LB
John Meyer* LB
John Scott* LB
John Sullivan* LB
John Gillen LB
David Blakely* DB
Dale Hardy* DB
Rickie Mitchem* DB
Derwin Tucker* DB
Carooq Taylor DB