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1976 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 9-3-1, .731 W-L% (26th of 137) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3-1)

PS/G: 32.0 (6th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.9 (28th of 137)
SRS: 17.63 (12th of 137) ▪ SOS: 7.79 (24th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 27-24 versus Texas Tech


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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
Vince Ferragamo* QB 158 Cmp, 277 Att, 2254 Yds, 22 TD
Ed Burns QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 7 Yds, 0 TD
Randy Garcia QB 4 Cmp, 17 Att, 77 Yds, 0 TD
Tom Sorley QB 4 Cmp, 8 Att, 101 Yds, 1 TD
Rick Berns* RB 182 Att, 972 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Dodie Donnell* RB 112 Att, 520 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Monte Anthony RB 148 Att, 594 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Curtis Craig RB 30 Att, 107 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Earl Everett RB 7 Att, 27 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Dave Gillespie RB 15 Att, 56 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Gary Higgs RB 27 Att, 99 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Kim Kujath RB 3 Att, 13 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Keith Steward RB 14 Att, 68 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Byron Stewart RB 39 Att, 229 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Dale Zabrocki RB 6 Att, 25 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Chuck Malito* WR 33 Rec, 722 Yds, 21.9 Avg
Dave Shamblin* WR 32 Rec, 513 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Rocke Loken WR 3 Rec, 26 Yds, 8.7 Avg
Bobby Thomas WR 30 Rec, 561 Yds, 18.7 Avg
Ken Spaeth* TE 19 Rec, 265 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Mark Dufresne TE 5 Rec, 56 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Tom Davis* OL
Steve Holns* OL
Greg Jorgensen* OL
Bob Lingenfelter* OL
Dan Schmidt* OL
Mike Fultz* DL
Ray Phillips* DL
Ron Pruitt* DL
Jeff Pullen* DL
Tony Samuel* DL
Clete Pillen* LB
Jim Wightman* LB
Dave Butterfield* DB
Ted Harvey* DB
Kent Smith* DB
Larry Valasek* DB
Darrell Walton KR
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