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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  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (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


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