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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) (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 (*).
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Partial Roster

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