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1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 13-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 128) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bob Devaney (13-0)

PS/G: 39.0 (3rd of 128) ▪ PA/G: 8.0 (2nd of 128)
SRS: 31.49 (1st of 128) ▪ SOS: 8.79 (12th of 128)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 38-6 versus Alabama


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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
Jerry Tagge* QB 154 Cmp, 258 Att, 2178 Yds, 17 TD
Van Brownson QB 16 Cmp, 40 Att, 133 Yds, 1 TD
Steve Runty QB
Jeff Kinney* RB 242 Att, 1136 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Bill Olds* RB 75 Att, 527 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Ray Butts RB 15 Att, 60 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Jim Carstens RB 5 Att, 15 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Maury Damkroger RB 36 Att, 208 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Gary Dixon RB 148 Att, 515 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Glen Garson RB 4 Rec, 63 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Dave Goeller RB 20 Att, 102 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Jeff Hughes RB 4 Att, 29 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Woody Cox* WR 26 Rec, 378 Yds, 14.5 Avg
Johnny Rodgers* WR 57 Rec, 956 Yds, 16.8 Avg
Frosty Anderson WR 7 Rec, 86 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Jerry List* TE 23 Rec, 368 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Brent Longwell TE 5 Rec, 38 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Doug Dumler* OL
Carl Johnson* OL
Dick Rupert* OL
Daryl White* OL
Keith Wortman* OL
Al Austin OL
John Adkins* DL
Rich Glover* DL
Willie Harper* DL
Larry Jacobsen* DL
Bill Janssen* DL
John Dutton DL
Jim Branch* LB
Bob Terrio* LB
Pat Morrell LB
Jim Anderson* DB
Joe Blahak* DB
Bill Kosch* DB
Dave Mason* DB
Larry Jacobson