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1961 Kansas Jayhawks Roster

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Record: 7-3-1, .682 W-L% (27th of 111)
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack Mitchell (7-3-1)

PS/G: 24.5 (13th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 8.0 (11th of 111)
SRS: 15.22 (10th of 111) ▪ SOS: 4.22 (45th of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 33-7 versus Rice


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

Player Class Pos Summary
John Hadl* QB 51 Cmp, 103 Att, 729 Yds, 7 TD
Ken Coleman* RB 130 Att, 656 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Curtis McClinton* RB 135 Att, 553 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Rodger McFarland* RB 65 Att, 334 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Leland Flachsbarth RB 16 Att, 79 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Jim Jarrett RB 56 Att, 202 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Tony Leiker RB 28 Att, 253 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Hugh Smith RB 10 Att, 57 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Gilbert Wilson RB 7 Att, 53 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Larry Allen* WR 3 Rec, 61 Yds, 20.3 Avg
Mike Deer* WR 4 Rec, 33 Yds, 8.3 Avg
Benny Boydston WR 7 Rec, 110 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Jay Roberts WR 7 Rec, 88 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Elvin Basham* OL
Dick Davis* OL
Stan Kirshman* OL
Kent Staab* OL
Kent Converse OL
Larry Lousch OL
Jim Mills OL