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1966 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (10th of 119) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bob Devaney (9-2)

PS/G: 20.3 (35th of 119) ▪ PA/G: 10.7 (19th of 119)
SRS: 9.95 (20th of 119) ▪ SOS: 1.22 (62nd of 119)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 34-7 versus Alabama


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Bob Churchich* QB 96 Cmp, 174 Att, 1136 Yds, 4 TD
Ernie Sigler QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 16 Yds, 0 TD
Wayne Weber QB 7 Cmp, 14 Att, 52 Yds, 1 TD
Ben Gregory* RB 93 Att, 418 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Pete Tatman* RB 107 Att, 418 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Harry Wilson* RB 138 Att, 635 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Kenny Brunk RB 1 Att, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Paul Critchlow RB 21 Att, 74 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Dick Davis RB 29 Att, 154 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Ron Kirkland RB 27 Att, 104 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Charlie Winters RB 39 Att, 157 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Mick Ziegler RB 12 Att, 42 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Dennis Morrison* WR 22 Rec, 271 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Tom Penney* WR 24 Rec, 286 Yds, 11.9 Avg
Miles Kimmel WR 5 Rec, 61 Yds, 12.2 Avg
Dennis Richnafsky WR 12 Rec, 121 Yds, 10.1 Avg
Tom Smith WR 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Laverne Allers* OL
Gary Brichacek* OL
Jim Osberg* OL
Kelly Petersen* OL
Bob Pickens* OL
Langston Coleman* DL
Jim McCord* DL
Wayne Meylan* DL
Jerry Patton* DL
Carel Smith* DL
Rick Coleman* LB
Lynn Senkbeil* LB
Barry Alvarez LB
Kaye Carstens* DB
Marv Mueller* DB
Dennis Thorell* DB
Larry Wachholtz* DB