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1986 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 105) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 37.2 (2nd of 105) ▪ PA/G: 13.8 (7th of 105)
SRS: 18.05 (6th of 105) ▪ SOS: 2.80 (36th of 105)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 30-15 versus Louisiana State

  • 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 Steve Taylor* QB 52 Cmp, 124 Att, 808 Yds, 6 TD
2 Clete Blakeman QB 19 Cmp, 37 Att, 242 Yds, 4 TD
3 McCathorn Clayton QB 2 Cmp, 6 Att, 24 Yds, 1 TD
4 Jerry Mlinar QB
5 Wendell Wooten QB
6 Dana Brinson* RB 37 Att, 286 Yds, 7.7 Avg
7 Keith Jones* RB 161 Att, 830 Yds, 5.2 Avg
8 Ken Kaelin* RB 68 Att, 380 Yds, 5.6 Avg
9 Micah Heibel RB 54 Att, 302 Yds, 5.6 Avg
10 Jon Kelley RB 22 Att, 133 Yds, 6.0 Avg
11 Tyreese Knox RB 70 Att, 419 Yds, 6.0 Avg
12 Terry Rodgers RB 27 Att, 135 Yds, 5.0 Avg
13 Jeff Wheeler RB 16 Att, 74 Yds, 4.6 Avg
14 Rod Smith* WR 12 Rec, 190 Yds, 15.8 Avg
15 Jason Gamble WR 8 Rec, 111 Yds, 13.9 Avg
16 Hendley Hawkins WR 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
17 Robb Schnitzler WR 8 Rec, 122 Yds, 15.3 Avg
18 Von Sheppard WR 3 Rec, 61 Yds, 20.3 Avg
19 Todd Millikan* TE 11 Rec, 230 Yds, 20.9 Avg
20 Tom Banderas TE 6 Rec, 70 Yds, 11.7 Avg
21 Mark Diaz TE 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
22 Willie Griffin TE 3 Rec, 42 Yds, 14.0 Avg
23 Mark Cooper* OL
24 Rob Maggard* OL
25 John McCormick* OL
26 Stan Parker* OL
27 Tom Welter* OL
28 Tony Holloway* DL
29 Lee Jones* DL
30 Danny Noonan* DL
31 Chris Spachman* DL
32 Broderick Thomas* DL
33 Neil Smith DL
34 Marc Munford* LB
35 Kevin Parsons* LB
36 Brian Davis* DB
37 Charles Fryar* DB
38 Bryan Siebler* DB
39 Brian Washington* DB
40 Jeff Tomjack DB
41 Doug Dalton KR