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1959 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 4-6, .400 W-L% (73rd of 112)
Conference: Big 7  ▪ Conference Record: 2-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: William Jennings (4-6)

PS/G: 10.8 (91st of 112) ▪ PA/G: 16.0 (69th of 112)
SRS: 3.11 (49th of 112) ▪ SOS: 6.91 (29th of 112)


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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
Harry Tolly* QB 19 Cmp, 53 Att, 200 Yds, 4 TD
Thomas Kramer QB 5 Cmp, 12 Att, 68 Yds, 1 TD
Ron Meade QB 3 Cmp, 15 Att, 33 Yds, 0 TD
Joe Rutigliano QB 3 Cmp, 12 Att, 41 Yds, 0 TD
Pat Fischer* RB 87 Att, 300 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Donald Fricke* RB 41 Att, 143 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Carroll Zaruba* RB 82 Att, 463 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Patrick Clare RB 8 Att, 19 Yds, 2.4 Avg
Dallas Dyer RB 44 Att, 131 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Noel Martin RB 42 Att, 155 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Gene Ward RB 2 Att, 2 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Clay White RB 50 Att, 203 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Roger Brede* WR 6 Rec, 66 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Donald Purcell* WR 3 Rec, 64 Yds, 21.3 Avg
Bill Bohanan WR 1 Rec, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
John Bond WR
Max Martz WR 4 Rec, 52 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Richard McDaniel WR 4 Rec, 48 Yds, 12.0 Avg
George Haney* OL
Ron McDole* OL
Jim Moore* OL
Don Olson* OL
LeRoy Zentic* OL
Dick Kosier OL
Duane Mongerson OL
Mick Tingelhoff OL
Allen Wellman OL