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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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Tony Eason* QB 248 Cmp, 406 Att, 3360 Yds, 20 TD
2 Jack Trudeau QB 2 Cmp, 3 Att, 38 Yds, 0 TD
3 Darryl Smith* RB 76 Att, 272 Yds, 3.6 Avg
4 Calvin Thomas* RB 110 Att, 390 Yds, 3.5 Avg
5 Mitchell Brookins RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
6 Joe Curtis RB 69 Att, 312 Yds, 4.5 Avg
7 Randy Larsen RB 1 Att, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
8 Mike Murphy RB 25 Att, 105 Yds, 4.2 Avg
9 Mike Martin* WR 34 Rec, 670 Yds, 19.7 Avg
10 Oliver Williams* WR 38 Rec, 760 Yds, 20.0 Avg
11 John Lopez WR 5 Rec, 175 Yds, 35.0 Avg
12 Don Passmore WR 2 Rec, 36 Yds, 18.0 Avg
13 Kirby Wilson WR 18 Rec, 247 Yds, 13.7 Avg
14 Miguel DeOliver* TE 15 Rec, 211 Yds, 14.1 Avg
15 Tim McAvoy TE 17 Rec, 193 Yds, 11.4 Avg
16 Lorenzo Siler TE
17 Rich Siler TE 6 Rec, 64 Yds, 10.7 Avg
18 Greg Boeke* OL
19 Mike Carrington* OL
20 Dennis Flynn* OL
21 Troy McMillin* OL
22 Bob Stowe* OL
23 Mark Butkus* DL
24 Terry Cole* DL
25 Dan Gregus* DL
26 Don Thorp* DL
27 Dave Dwyer DL
28 John Janata DL
29 Pete Mulchrone DL
30 Willie Young DL
31 Kelvin Atkins* LB
32 Ron Ferrari* LB
33 Jack Squirek* LB
34 Darryl Byrd LB
35 John Venegoni LB
36 Charles Armstead* DB
37 Dennis Bishop* DB
38 Rick George* DB
39 Larry Mosley* DB
40 Mike Heaven DB
41 Mark Jones DB
42 Craig Zirbel DB