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1959 Kansas State Wildcats Roster

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Record: 2-8, .200 W-L% (101st of 112)
Conference: Big 7  ▪ Conference Record: 1-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bernard Mertes (2-8)

PS/G: 10.9 (89th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 26.6 (107th of 112)
SRS: -7.25 (86th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.45 (41st of 112)


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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
John Solmos* QB 49 Cmp, 114 Att, 585 Yds, 3 TD
Ron Blaylock QB 28 Cmp, 50 Att, 249 Yds, 2 TD
Gary Kershner QB 5 Cmp, 20 Att, 28 Yds, 0 TD
Kent McConnell QB 8 Cmp, 24 Att, 58 Yds, 0 TD
Dale Evans* RB 70 Att, 245 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Max Falk* RB 49 Att, 180 Yds, 3.7 Avg
J.B. Littlejohn* RB 50 Att, 131 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Gene Bassetti RB 40 Att, 156 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Gene Bessetti RB
Bill Gallagher RB 26 Att, 82 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Don Goodpasture RB 5 Att, 6 Yds, 1.2 Avg
Jack Marcoline RB 16 Att, 82 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Billy Rich RB 16 Att, 41 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Jack Richardson RB 18 Att, 52 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Eddie Taylor RB 2 Att, -17 Yds, -8.5 Avg
Tony Tiro RB 16 Att, 53 Yds, 3.3 Avg
George Whitney RB 55 Att, 164 Yds, 3.0 Avg
John Winchester RB 3 Rec, 17 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Gary Lee Lafferty* WR
Vern Osborne* WR 13 Rec, 170 Yds, 13.1 Avg
John French WR 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Gary Lafferty WR 2 Rec, 53 Yds, 26.5 Avg
Cedric Price WR 5 Rec, 42 Yds, 8.4 Avg
Fred Scott WR 2 Rec, 21 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Joe Vader WR 8 Rec, 100 Yds, 12.5 Avg
Steve Wohlert WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Ron Carbone* OL
Larry Jones* OL
Al Kouneski* OL
Ralph Peluso* OL
John Stolte* OL
Buddy Cataldo OL
Don Darter OL
Paul Kemp OL
Ralph Lambing OL
Marlan Ray OL