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1981 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 7-4, .636 W-L% (40th of 137)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Mike White (7-4)

PS/G: 26.1 (25th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 26.2 (117th of 137)
SRS: 7.75 (33rd of 137) ▪ SOS: 5.93 (35th 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
Tony Eason* QB 248 Cmp, 406 Att, 3360 Yds, 20 TD
Jack Trudeau QB 2 Cmp, 3 Att, 38 Yds, 0 TD
Darryl Smith* RB 76 Att, 272 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Calvin Thomas* RB 110 Att, 390 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Mitchell Brookins RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Joe Curtis RB 69 Att, 312 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Randy Larsen RB 1 Att, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Mike Murphy RB 25 Att, 105 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Mike Martin* WR 34 Rec, 670 Yds, 19.7 Avg
Oliver Williams* WR 38 Rec, 760 Yds, 20.0 Avg
John Lopez WR 5 Rec, 175 Yds, 35.0 Avg
Don Passmore WR 2 Rec, 36 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Kirby Wilson WR 18 Rec, 247 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Miguel DeOliver* TE 15 Rec, 211 Yds, 14.1 Avg
Tim McAvoy TE 17 Rec, 193 Yds, 11.4 Avg
Lorenzo Siler TE
Rich Siler TE 6 Rec, 64 Yds, 10.7 Avg
Greg Boeke* OL
Mike Carrington* OL
Dennis Flynn* OL
Troy McMillin* OL
Bob Stowe* OL
Mark Butkus* DL
Terry Cole* DL
Dan Gregus* DL
Don Thorp* DL
Dave Dwyer DL
John Janata DL
Pete Mulchrone DL
Willie Young DL
Kelvin Atkins* LB
Ron Ferrari* LB
Jack Squirek* LB
Darryl Byrd LB
John Venegoni LB
Charles Armstead* DB
Dennis Bishop* DB
Rick George* DB
Larry Mosley* DB
Mike Heaven DB
Mark Jones DB
Craig Zirbel DB