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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 (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

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