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1980 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 138) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 39.2 (2nd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 9.2 (3rd of 138)
SRS: 25.74 (1st of 138) ▪ SOS: 8.74 (12th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Sun Bowl 31-17 versus Mississippi State

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Jeff Quinn* QB 96 Cmp, 157 Att, 1337 Yds, 14 TD
2 Turner Gill QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
3 Eric Knoll QB
4 Nate Mason QB 1 Cmp, 5 Att, 14 Yds, 0 TD
5 Bruce Mathison QB
6 Mark Mauer QB 5 Cmp, 11 Att, 64 Yds, 0 TD
7 Andra Franklin* RB 120 Att, 678 Yds, 5.7 Avg
8 Jarvis Redwine* RB 156 Att, 1119 Yds, 7.2 Avg
9 Phil Bates RB 14 Att, 90 Yds, 6.4 Avg
10 Dave Burke RB 6 Att, 21 Yds, 3.5 Avg
11 Roger Craig RB 108 Att, 769 Yds, 7.1 Avg
12 Irving Fryar RB 2 Att, 14 Yds, 7.0 Avg
13 Craig Johnson RB 72 Att, 379 Yds, 5.3 Avg
14 Jim Kotera RB 41 Att, 178 Yds, 4.3 Avg
15 Mark Moravec RB 15 Att, 96 Yds, 6.4 Avg
16 Jeff Smith RB 4 Att, 49 Yds, 12.3 Avg
17 Paul Smith RB 2 Att, 5 Yds, 2.5 Avg
18 Todd Brown* WR 28 Rec, 416 Yds, 14.9 Avg
19 Anthony Steels* WR 11 Rec, 208 Yds, 18.9 Avg
20 Tim McCrady WR 12 Rec, 195 Yds, 16.3 Avg
21 John Noonan WR 10 Rec, 187 Yds, 18.7 Avg
22 Tom Vergith WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
23 Scott Woodard WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
24 Jeff Finn* TE 20 Rec, 217 Yds, 10.9 Avg
25 Steve Davies TE 4 Rec, 49 Yds, 12.3 Avg
26 Joe Adams* OL
27 Dan Hurley* OL
28 Dave Rimington* OL
29 Randy Schleusener* OL
30 Randy Theiss* OL
31 David Clark* DL
32 Curt Hineline* DL
33 Derrie Nelson* DL
34 Henry Waechter* DL
35 Jimmy Williams* DL
36 Kim Baker* LB
37 Brent Williams* LB
38 Steve Damkroger LB
39 Russell Gary* DB
40 Ric Lindquist* DB
41 Andy Means* DB
42 Sammy Sims* DB
43 Rodney Lewis DB
44 Scott Gemar P
45 Ricky Simmons KR