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1983 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 12-1, .923 W-L% (2nd of 112) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (12-1)

PS/G: 50.3 (1st of 112) ▪ PA/G: 16.7 (26th of 112)
SRS: 22.61 (2nd of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.84 (37th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 31-30 versus Miami (FL)


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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
Turner Gill* QB 94 Cmp, 170 Att, 1516 Yds, 14 TD
Nate Mason QB 4 Cmp, 9 Att, 65 Yds, 2 TD
Craig Sundberg QB 9 Cmp, 12 Att, 159 Yds, 2 TD
Travis Turner QB
Mike Rozier* RB 275 Att, 2148 Yds, 7.8 Avg
Mark Schellen* RB 77 Att, 450 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Pat Borer RB 4 Att, 24 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Tim Brungardt RB 18 Att, 65 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Greg Divis RB 6 Att, 28 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Bob Kingston RB 4 Att, 1 Yds, 0.3 Avg
Paul Miles RB 29 Att, 281 Yds, 9.7 Avg
Scott Porter RB 9 Att, 31 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Tom Rathman RB 26 Att, 143 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Jeff Smith RB 78 Att, 439 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Irving Fryar* WR 40 Rec, 780 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Ricky Simmons* WR 13 Rec, 137 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Scott Kimball WR 12 Rec, 207 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Roger Lindstrom WR
Shane Swanson WR 5 Rec, 66 Yds, 13.2 Avg
Jim Thompson WR 1 Rec, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Monte Engebritson* TE 7 Rec, 95 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Todd Frain TE 5 Rec, 100 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Brian Hiemer TE 2 Rec, 31 Yds, 15.5 Avg
Mark Behning* OL
Harry Grimminger* OL
Scott Raridon* OL
Dean Steinkuhler* OL
Mark Traynowicz* OL
Mike Keeler* DL
Scott Strasburger* DL
Rob Stuckey* DL
Mike Tranmer* DL
Bill Weber* DL
Ken Graeber DL
Doug Herrmann DL
Dave Ridder DL
Jim Skow DL
Mark Daum* LB
Mike Knox* LB
Dave Burke* DB
Bret Clark* DB
Neil Harris* DB
Mike McCashland* DB
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