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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 (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

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