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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 (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

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