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1983 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (9th of 112) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 9-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Mike White (10-2)

PS/G: 28.9 (15th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.8 (34th of 112)
SRS: 13.69 (14th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.27 (44th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 45-9 versus UCLA


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Jack Trudeau* QB 203 Cmp, 324 Att, 2446 Yds, 18 TD
Ken Cruz QB 25 Cmp, 37 Att, 322 Yds, 2 TD
Kris Jenner QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Dwight Beverly* RB 157 Att, 685 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Thomas Rooks* RB 156 Att, 842 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Larry Ashley RB 7 Att, 20 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Joe Miles RB 27 Att, 135 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ray Wilson RB 63 Att, 295 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Cam Benson* WR 19 Rec, 192 Yds, 10.1 Avg
David Williams* WR 59 Rec, 870 Yds, 14.7 Avg
David Boatright WR 3 Rec, 15 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Mitch Brookins WR
Mitchell Brookins WR 22 Rec, 478 Yds, 21.7 Avg
Scott Golden WR 14 Rec, 140 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Randy Grant WR 9 Rec, 98 Yds, 10.9 Avg
Tim Brewster* TE 59 Rec, 628 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Cap Boso TE 1 Rec, 24 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Scott Davis TE 4 Rec, 37 Yds, 9.3 Avg
Chris Babvar* OL
Jim Juriga* OL
Bob Miller* OL
Rick Schulte* OL
Bob Stowe* OL
Scott Kehoe OL
Mark Butkus* DL
Mike Johnson* DL
Darryl Thompson* DL
Don Thorp* DL
Terry Cole DL
Archie Carter* LB
Clint Haynes* LB
Mike Weingrad* LB
Ed Brady LB
Vince Osby LB
Dave Edwards* DB
Mike Heaven* DB
Craig Swoope* DB
Keith Taylor* DB
John Ayres DB