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1961 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 7-2, .778 W-L% (13th of 111) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Duffy Daugherty (7-2)

PS/G: 21.3 (24th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 5.6 (4th of 111)
SRS: 20.05 (5th of 111) ▪ SOS: 7.38 (20th of 111)

  • 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 Pete Smith* QB 42 Cmp, 94 Att, 630 Yds, 5 TD
2 Dick Proebstle QB 7 Cmp, 18 Att, 120 Yds, 0 TD
3 Sherman Lewis* RB 64 Att, 399 Yds, 6.2 Avg
4 Dewey Lincoln* RB 72 Att, 374 Yds, 5.2 Avg
5 George Saimes* RB 82 Att, 451 Yds, 5.5 Avg
6 Gary Ballman RB 50 Att, 276 Yds, 5.5 Avg
7 Carl Charon RB 27 Att, 151 Yds, 5.6 Avg
8 Ron Hatcher RB 42 Att, 149 Yds, 3.5 Avg
9 Herman Johnson RB 26 Att, 82 Yds, 3.2 Avg
10 Earl Lattimer RB 20 Att, 92 Yds, 4.6 Avg
11 Roger Lopes RB 24 Att, 81 Yds, 3.4 Avg
12 Ron Rubick RB 18 Att, 98 Yds, 5.4 Avg
13 Arthur Brandstatter* WR 10 Rec, 134 Yds, 13.4 Avg
14 Lonnie Sanders* WR 15 Rec, 247 Yds, 16.5 Avg
15 Ernie Clark WR
16 Matt Snorton WR 5 Rec, 126 Yds, 25.2 Avg
17 Dave Behrman* OL
18 Charles Brown* OL
19 Ed Budde* OL
20 Pete Kakela* OL
21 Dave Manders* OL
22 George Azar OL
23 Dave Herman OL
24 Jim Kanicki OL
25 Tony Kumiega OL
26 Don Stewart P