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1981 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 6-5, .545 W-L% (56th of 137)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Salem (6-5)

PS/G: 24.9 (29th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 24.0 (102nd of 137)
SRS: 2.85 (56th of 137) ▪ SOS: 1.67 (70th of 137)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Mike Hohensee* QB 182 Cmp, 362 Att, 2412 Yds, 20 TD
Tim Salem QB 1 Cmp, 4 Att, 6 Yds, 0 TD
Todd Stout QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 27 Yds, 0 TD
Frank Jacobs* RB 147 Att, 638 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Walter Ross* RB 52 Att, 212 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Ed Bifulk RB 3 Att, 11 Yds, 3.7 Avg
DeWayne Eldridge RB 3 Att, 12 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Manny Henry RB 71 Att, 372 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Tony Hunter RB 41 Att, 217 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Marvell Ross RB 48 Att, 173 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Bob Stroup RB 25 Att, 151 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Sylvester Watson RB 7 Att, 16 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Chester Cooper* WR 58 Rec, 1012 Yds, 17.4 Avg
Ron Weckbacher* WR 29 Rec, 364 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Nick Davidson WR 17 Rec, 219 Yds, 12.9 Avg
Jay Carroll* TE 18 Rec, 320 Yds, 17.8 Avg
Mike Curtis TE 7 Rec, 102 Yds, 14.6 Avg
Ken Dallafior* OL
Bill Humphries* OL
Wally Kersten* OL
Ed Olson* OL
Randy Rasmussen* OL
Todd Hallstrom OL
Anthony Davis* DL
Kevin Kellin* DL
Karl Mecklenburg* DL
Fred Orgas* DL
Brent Harms DL
Jimmy James DL
Glen Cieslewicz* LB
Jim Fahnhorst* LB
Glenn Howard* LB
Glenn Cardelli* DB
Andre Harris* DB
Mike Robb* DB
Rick Withus* DB
Mike Peppe DB