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1979 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (12th of 140) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 31.7 (9th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 10.9 (8th of 140)
SRS: 19.67 (7th of 140) ▪ SOS: 5.17 (53rd of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 17-14 versus Houston


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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
Jeff Quinn* QB 57 Cmp, 110 Att, 702 Yds, 5 TD
Tim Hager QB 46 Cmp, 91 Att, 680 Yds, 6 TD
Nate Mason QB
Mark Mauer QB 1 Cmp, 3 Att, 13 Yds, 1 TD
Andra Franklin* RB 110 Att, 583 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Jarvis Redwine* RB 165 Att, 1100 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Roger Craig RB 7 Att, 31 Yds, 4.4 Avg
I.M. Hipp RB 128 Att, 585 Yds, 4.6 Avg
I.M. Hipp. RB
Craig Johnson RB 96 Att, 544 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Jim Kotera RB 17 Att, 119 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Randy Landwehr RB 10 Att, 47 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Tim McCrady RB 7 Att, 59 Yds, 8.4 Avg
Dennis Rogan RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Ricky Simmons RB 1 Att, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Doug Wilkening RB 5 Att, 19 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Tim Wurth RB 44 Att, 221 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Kenny Brown* WR 15 Rec, 164 Yds, 10.9 Avg
Tim Smith* WR 31 Rec, 487 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Anthony Steels WR 7 Rec, 91 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Scott Woodard WR 2 Rec, 22 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Junior Miller* TE 23 Rec, 435 Yds, 18.9 Avg
Steve Davies TE 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Jeff Finn TE 5 Rec, 64 Yds, 12.8 Avg
Mark Goodspeed* OL
John Havekost* OL
Kelly Saalfeld* OL
Randy Schleusener* OL
Dan Steiner* OL
Gary Saalfeld OL
Bill Barnett* DL
Lawrence Cole* DL
Rod Horn* DL
Derrie Nelson* DL
Kerry Weinmaster* DL
Oudious Lee DL
Dan Pensick DL
Kim Baker* LB
Brent Williams* LB
Tom Vering LB
Russell Gary* DB
Mark LeRoy* DB
Ric Lindquist* DB
Andy Means* DB