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1957 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 8-1, .889 W-L% (6th of 112) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Duffy Daugherty (8-1)

PS/G: 29.3 (3rd of 112) ▪ PA/G: 8.3 (12th of 112)
SRS: 23.79 (1st of 112) ▪ SOS: 7.46 (20th of 112)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Jim Ninowski* QB 45 Cmp, 79 Att, 718 Yds, 6 TD
Larry Bielat QB 5 Cmp, 16 Att, 86 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Panitch QB 19 Cmp, 33 Att, 267 Yds, 2 TD
Don Gilbert* RB 63 Att, 275 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Walt Kowlaczyk* RB
Blanche Martin* RB 100 Att, 528 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Robert Bercich RB 35 Att, 161 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Roger Donnahoo RB 23 Att, 127 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Bob Handloser RB 14 Att, 69 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Art Johnson RB 56 Att, 392 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Walt Kowalczyk RB 101 Att, 545 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Dean Look RB 52 Att, 231 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Dave Kaiser* WR 19 Rec, 267 Yds, 14.1 Avg
Sam Williams* WR 11 Rec, 236 Yds, 21.5 Avg
Larry Harding WR 5 Rec, 79 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Bob Jewett WR 5 Rec, 78 Yds, 15.6 Avg
Tony Kolodziej WR 4 Rec, 53 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Pat Burke* OL
Dan Currie* OL
Ellison Kelly* OL
John Middleton* OL
Fran O'Brien* OL
Don Berger OL
Palmer Pyle OL