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1981 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137) ▪ Rank: 11th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 30.3 (11th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 10.4 (4th of 137)
SRS: 21.79 (3rd of 137) ▪ SOS: 8.88 (4th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 22-15 versus Clemson

  • 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 Turner Gill* QB 47 Cmp, 91 Att, 619 Yds, 9 TD
2 Nate Mason QB 5 Cmp, 14 Att, 91 Yds, 0 TD
3 Bruce Mathison QB 1 Cmp, 4 Att, 7 Yds, 0 TD
4 Mark Mauer QB 35 Cmp, 69 Att, 460 Yds, 5 TD
5 Phil Bates* RB 94 Att, 555 Yds, 5.9 Avg
6 Roger Craig* RB 173 Att, 1060 Yds, 6.1 Avg
7 Anthony Steels* RB 19 Att, 118 Yds, 6.2 Avg
8 Tim Brungardt RB 29 Att, 153 Yds, 5.3 Avg
9 Pete Hill RB 3 Att, 16 Yds, 5.3 Avg
10 Mark Moravec RB 15 Att, 90 Yds, 6.0 Avg
11 Bill Patterson RB 2 Att, 16 Yds, 8.0 Avg
12 Tom Rathman RB 4 Att, 20 Yds, 5.0 Avg
13 Dennis Rogan RB 2 Att, 6 Yds, 3.0 Avg
14 Mike Rozier RB 151 Att, 943 Yds, 6.2 Avg
15 Paul Smith RB 4 Att, 18 Yds, 4.5 Avg
16 Doug Wilkening RB 14 Att, 92 Yds, 6.6 Avg
17 Todd Brown* WR 14 Rec, 277 Yds, 19.8 Avg
18 Irving Fryar WR 3 Rec, 70 Yds, 23.3 Avg
19 Scott Woodard WR 5 Rec, 60 Yds, 12.0 Avg
20 Jamie Williams* TE 22 Rec, 282 Yds, 12.8 Avg
21 Mitch Krenk TE 9 Rec, 126 Yds, 14.0 Avg
22 Tom Carlstrom* OL
23 Dan Hurley* OL
24 Mike Mandelko* OL
25 Dave Rimington* OL
26 Randy Theiss* OL
27 Tony Felici* DL
28 Jeff Merrell* DL
29 Henry Waechter* DL
30 Jimmy Williams* DL
31 Toby Williams* DL
32 Steve Damkroger* LB
33 Brent Evans* LB
34 Jeff Krejci* DB
35 Rodney Lewis* DB
36 Ric Lindquist* DB
37 Sammy Sims* DB