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1985 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (37th of 110)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Holtz (6-5), John Gutekunst (1-0)

PS/G: 24.4 (38th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 20.0 (47th of 110)
SRS: 8.00 (28th of 110) ▪ SOS: 4.92 (20th of 110)

Bowl Game: Won Independence Bowl 20-13 versus Clemson


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Rickey Foggie* QB 65 Cmp, 141 Att, 1370 Yds, 7 TD
Alan Holt QB 27 Cmp, 47 Att, 408 Yds, 2 TD
Mike Moe QB
Valdez Baylor* RB 99 Att, 582 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Gary Couch* RB 34 Att, 227 Yds, 6.7 Avg
David Puk* RB 87 Att, 405 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Pudgy Abercrombie RB 22 Att, 74 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Erik Fors RB 5 Att, 16 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Courtney Holmes RB 23 Att, 86 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Ed Penn RB 35 Att, 159 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Roselle Richardson RB 18 Att, 66 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Bobby Singletary RB 2 Att, 15 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Terry Stewart RB 6 Att, 32 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Kevin Wilson RB 30 Att, 136 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Melvin Anderson* WR 22 Rec, 520 Yds, 23.6 Avg
Jason Bruce WR
Eugene Gailord WR 10 Rec, 165 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Andy Hare WR 8 Rec, 106 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Kevin Starks* TE 16 Rec, 275 Yds, 17.2 Avg
Craig Otto TE 3 Rec, 32 Yds, 10.7 Avg
Ray Hitchcock* OL
Jim Hobbins* OL
Jon Lilleberg* OL
Dan Rechtin* OL
Troy Wolkow* OL
Anthony Burke* DL
Doug Mueller* DL
Steve Thompson* DL
Gary Hadd DL
Mark Dusbabek* LB
Bruce Holmes* LB
Larry Joyner* LB
Peter Najarian* LB
Duane Dutrieuille* DB
Matt Martinez* DB
Donovan Small* DB
David Williams* DB
Warren Berry DB
Patrick Cummings DB
Minor