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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 (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

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

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