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1997 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 13-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 112) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 12 (North Division)  ▪ Conference Record: 8-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (13-0)

PS/G: 46.7 (1st of 112) ▪ PA/G: 16.5 (12th of 112)
SRS: 22.30 (2nd of 112) ▪ SOS: 2.53 (41st of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 42-17 versus Tennessee


  • 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
Scott Frost* QB 88 Cmp, 159 Att, 1237 Yds, 5 TD
Monte Christo QB
Frankie London QB 10 Cmp, 22 Att, 201 Yds, 0 TD
Jay Runty QB
Ahman Green* RB 278 Att, 1877 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Joel Makovicka* RB 105 Att, 685 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Dan Alexander RB 16 Att, 68 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Correll Buckhalter RB 54 Att, 311 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Josh Cobb RB 6 Att, 27 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Ben Kingston RB 3 Att, 6 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Billy Legate RB 12 Att, 74 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Willie Miller RB 10 Att, 49 Yds, 4.9 Avg
James Sims RB 27 Att, 125 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Travis Soucie RB 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0.0 Avg
Jeremy Stanislav RB 1 Att, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Lance Brown* WR 12 Rec, 226 Yds, 18.8 Avg
Jeff Lake* WR 4 Rec, 40 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Sean Applegate WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Kenny Cheatham WR 14 Rec, 191 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Matt Davison WR 11 Rec, 232 Yds, 21.1 Avg
John Gibson WR 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Billy Haafke WR 1 Rec, 15 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Bobby Newcombe WR 7 Rec, 173 Yds, 24.7 Avg
Shevin Wiggins WR 6 Rec, 76 Yds, 12.7 Avg
Tim Carpenter* TE
T.J. DeBates TE 1 Rec, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Sheldon Jackson TE 11 Rec, 189 Yds, 17.2 Avg
Vershan Jackson TE 4 Rec, 72 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Eric Anderson* OL
Josh Heskew* OL
Fred Pollack* OL
Aaron Taylor* OL
Jon Zatechka* OL
Ted Retzlaff K
Chris Kelsay* DL
Jason Peter* DL
Jason Wiltz* DL
Grant Wistrom* DL
Mike Rucker DL
Steve Warren DL
Jay Foreman* LB
Octavious McFarlin* LB
Brian Shaw* LB
Eric Johnson LB
Tony Ortiz LB
Carlos Polk LB
Mike Brown* DB
Ralph Brown* DB
Erwin Swiney* DB
Eric Warfield* DB
Jerome Peterson DB