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1971 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 4-7, .364 W-L% (87th of 128)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Murray Warmath (4-7)

PS/G: 19.3 (67th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 25.3 (100th of 128)
SRS: 2.12 (51st of 128) ▪ SOS: 7.57 (23rd of 128)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Craig Curry* QB 118 Cmp, 266 Att, 1691 Yds, 9 TD
Bob Morgan QB 12 Cmp, 23 Att, 144 Yds, 2 TD
Ernie Cook* RB 177 Att, 881 Yds, 5.0 Avg
John Marquesen* RB 64 Att, 224 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Jim Henry RB 55 Att, 174 Yds, 3.2 Avg
John King RB 15 Att, 61 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Paul Rudolph RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Tom Waltower RB 40 Att, 110 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Mel Anderson* WR 18 Rec, 310 Yds, 17.2 Avg
Kevin Hamm* WR 27 Rec, 404 Yds, 15.0 Avg
George Honza WR 14 Rec, 291 Yds, 20.8 Avg
Todd Randall WR 3 Rec, 37 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Doug Kingsriter* TE 28 Rec, 379 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Keith Fahnhorst TE 5 Rec, 66 Yds, 13.2 Avg
Jack Babcock* OL
Bart Buetow* OL
Dale Hegland* OL
Lee Rankin* OL
Vern Winfield* OL
Paul Tollefson OL
Tom Chandler* DL
John Krol* DL
Steve Neils* DL
Clayton Schewer* DL
Jeff Gunderson* LB
Ron King* LB
Bill Light* LB
Scott Irwin LB
Tim Alderson* DB
Mike Perfetti* DB
Farrell Sheridan* DB
Paul Wright* DB
Steve Politano DB