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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 (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)

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