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1987 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 104) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 37.6 (3rd of 104) ▪ PA/G: 13.7 (8th of 104)
SRS: 19.18 (3rd of 104) ▪ SOS: 5.09 (17th of 104)

Bowl Game: Lost Fiesta Bowl 31-28 versus Florida State


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Steve Taylor* QB 57 Cmp, 123 Att, 902 Yds, 13 TD
Clete Blakeman QB 23 Cmp, 37 Att, 361 Yds, 3 TD
Gerry Gdowski QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 8 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Preston QB
Dana Brinson* RB 33 Att, 250 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Micah Heibel* RB 64 Att, 356 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Keith Jones* RB 170 Att, 1232 Yds, 7.2 Avg
George Achola RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Richard Bell RB 13 Att, 120 Yds, 9.2 Avg
Bryan Carpenter RB 40 Att, 183 Yds, 4.6 Avg
David Clare RB 4 Att, 15 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Ken Clark RB 64 Att, 344 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Ray Coleman RB 4 Att, 7 Yds, 1.8 Avg
Doug Dalton RB 4 Att, 41 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Brian Harchelroad RB 3 Att, 10 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Tim Johnk RB 1 Att, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Jon Kelley RB 14 Att, 112 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Barry Kitrell RB 3 Att, 5 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Tyreese Knox RB 62 Att, 428 Yds, 6.9 Avg
Rod Smith* WR 21 Rec, 329 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Chip Bahe WR 2 Rec, 32 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Morgan Gregory WR 6 Rec, 58 Yds, 9.7 Avg
Hendley Hawkins WR 5 Rec, 76 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Tim McCoy WR 1 Rec, 18 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Von Sheppard WR 2 Rec, 12 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Tom Banderas* TE 8 Rec, 86 Yds, 10.8 Avg
Todd Millikan TE 13 Rec, 287 Yds, 22.1 Avg
Keith Neubert TE 2 Rec, 28 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Andy Keeler* OL
Kevin Lightner* OL
John McCormick* OL
Bob Sledge* OL
Jake Young* OL
Jeff Jamrog* DL
Lawrence Pete* DL
Tim Rother* DL
Neil Smith* DL
Broderick Thomas* DL
Mike Murray DL
LeRoy Etienne* LB
Steve Forch* LB
Mark Blazek* DB
Charles Fryar* DB
Lorenzo Hicks* DB
Brian Washington* DB
Tim Jackson DB
Sam Schmidt KR