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1961 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 3-6-1, .350 W-L% (86th of 111)
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 2-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: William Jennings (3-6-1)

PS/G: 11.9 (81st of 111) ▪ PA/G: 13.5 (45th of 111)
SRS: 2.18 (51st of 111) ▪ SOS: 4.28 (44th of 111)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Dennis Claridge* QB 38 Cmp, 104 Att, 464 Yds, 3 TD
John Faiman QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Ron Gilbreath QB 2 Cmp, 4 Att, 36 Yds, 0 TD
Jim Little QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Ron Meade QB 14 Cmp, 28 Att, 151 Yds, 0 TD
Rudy Johnson* RB 41 Att, 193 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Warren Powers* RB 1 Att, -4 Yds, -4.0 Avg
Bill Thornton* RB 127 Att, 618 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Patrick Clare RB 15 Att, 49 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Bernie Clay RB 7 Att, 28 Yds, 4.0 Avg
William Comstock RB 15 Att, 59 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Willie Ross RB 45 Att, 198 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Dennis Steuwe RB 21 Att, 89 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Gene Ward RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Gene Young RB 4 Att, 15 Yds, 3.8 Avg
James Huge* WR 8 Rec, 111 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Donald Purcell* WR 12 Rec, 173 Yds, 14.4 Avg
Richard Callahan WR 2 Rec, 25 Yds, 12.5 Avg
Larry Donovan WR
Richard McDaniel WR 14 Rec, 158 Yds, 11.3 Avg
Larry Tomlinson WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Bob Brown* OL
Dwain Carlson* OL
Robert Jones* OL
Tyrone Robertson* OL
Mick Tingelhoff* OL
John Kirby OL
Ron Michka OL
Gary Toogood OL
Lloyd Voss OL