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1985 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 110) ▪ Rank: 11th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 35.1 (4th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 13.6 (11th of 110)
SRS: 15.23 (13th of 110) ▪ SOS: 3.73 (32nd of 110)

Bowl Game: Lost Fiesta Bowl 27-23 versus Michigan

  • 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 McCathorn Clayton* QB 28 Cmp, 78 Att, 602 Yds, 3 TD
2 Clete Blakeman QB 3 Cmp, 5 Att, 22 Yds, 0 TD
3 Jerry Mlinar QB
4 Jeff Taylor QB
5 Steve Taylor QB 3 Cmp, 6 Att, 38 Yds, 0 TD
6 Travis Turner QB 21 Cmp, 55 Att, 418 Yds, 3 TD
7 Doug DuBose* RB 203 Att, 1161 Yds, 5.7 Avg
8 Tom Rathman* RB 118 Att, 881 Yds, 7.5 Avg
9 Dan Casterline RB 8 Att, 29 Yds, 3.6 Avg
10 Mike Hedlund RB 2 Att, 2 Yds, 1.0 Avg
11 Micah Heibel RB 2 Att, 5 Yds, 2.5 Avg
12 Keith Jones RB 38 Att, 240 Yds, 6.3 Avg
13 Ken Kaelin RB 17 Att, 137 Yds, 8.1 Avg
14 Jon Kelley RB 22 Att, 93 Yds, 4.2 Avg
15 Tyreese Knox RB 4 Att, 21 Yds, 5.3 Avg
16 Paul Miles RB 102 Att, 689 Yds, 6.8 Avg
17 Ray Nelson RB 5 Att, 38 Yds, 7.6 Avg
18 Von Sheppard RB 21 Att, 295 Yds, 14.0 Avg
19 Roger Lindstrom* WR 3 Rec, 59 Yds, 19.7 Avg
20 Robb Schnitzler* WR 16 Rec, 382 Yds, 23.9 Avg
21 Dana Brinson WR 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
22 Hendley Hawkins WR 2 Rec, 26 Yds, 13.0 Avg
23 Jeff Krantz WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
24 Rod Smith WR 8 Rec, 121 Yds, 15.1 Avg
25 Todd Frain* TE 3 Rec, 59 Yds, 19.7 Avg
26 Tom Banderas TE 2 Rec, 26 Yds, 13.0 Avg
27 Brian Blankenship* OL
28 Bill Lewis* OL
29 John McCormick* OL
30 Tim Roth* OL
31 Tom Welter* OL
32 Danny Noonan* DL
33 Gregg Reeves* DL
34 Jim Skow* DL
35 Brad Smith* DL
36 Chris Spachman* DL
37 Scott Tucker DL
38 Marc Munford* LB
39 Kevin Parsons* LB
40 Mike Knox LB
41 Brian Davis* DB
42 Bryan Siebler* DB
43 Brian Washington* DB
44 Dennis Watkins* DB
45 Chris Carr DB