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1982 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 12-1, .923 W-L% (2nd of 113) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (12-1)

PS/G: 39.5 (1st of 113) ▪ PA/G: 12.8 (8th of 113)
SRS: 21.94 (2nd of 113) ▪ SOS: 4.48 (38th of 113)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 21-20 versus Louisiana State


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

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Turner Gill* QB 90 Cmp, 166 Att, 1182 Yds, 11 TD
Nate Mason QB 6 Cmp, 16 Att, 69 Yds, 1 TD
Bruce Mathison QB 13 Cmp, 29 Att, 182 Yds, 1 TD
Craig Sundberg QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 21 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Rozier* RB 242 Att, 1689 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Doug Wilkening* RB 80 Att, 413 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Pat Borer RB 3 Att, 11 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Tim Brungardt RB 25 Att, 161 Yds, 6.4 Avg
Roger Craig RB 119 Att, 586 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Doug DuBose RB 3 Att, 4 Yds, 1.3 Avg
Mark Moravec RB 19 Att, 97 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Scott Porter RB 3 Att, 17 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Mark Schellen RB 27 Att, 134 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Jeff Smith RB 56 Att, 569 Yds, 10.2 Avg
Shane Swanson RB 10 Rec, 111 Yds, 11.1 Avg
Todd Brown* WR 23 Rec, 399 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Irving Fryar* WR 24 Rec, 346 Yds, 14.4 Avg
Ricky Simmons WR 8 Rec, 156 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Jim Thompson WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Tom Vergith WR
Jamie Williams* TE 21 Rec, 222 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Monte Engebritson TE 1 Rec, 21 Yds, 21.0 Avg
Dan Hill TE 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Mitch Krenk TE 9 Rec, 124 Yds, 13.8 Avg
Jeff Kwapick* OL
Mike Mandelko* OL
Dave Rimington* OL
Dean Steinkuhler* OL
Randy Theiss* OL
Tony Felici* DL
Jeff Merrell* DL
Rob Stuckey* DL
Bill Weber* DL
Toby Williams* DL
Dave Ridder DL
Scott Strasburger DL
Steve Damkroger* LB
Steve McWhirter* LB
Brent Evans LB
Mike Knox LB
Bret Clark* DB
Neil Harris* DB
Allen Lyday* DB
Kris Van Norman* DB
Dave Burke DB
David Rimington