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1979 Northwestern Wildcats Roster

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Record: 1-10, .091 W-L% (131st of 140)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 0-9 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rick Venturi (1-10)

PS/G: 10.5 (131st of 140) ▪ PA/G: 35.1 (137th of 140)
SRS: -10.05 (114th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.50 (26th of 140)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Mike Kerrigan* QB 82 Cmp, 195 Att, 961 Yds, 4 TD
Chris Capstran QB 52 Cmp, 101 Att, 491 Yds, 1 TD
Darryl Lyons QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Potts QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Kevin Strasser QB 10 Cmp, 32 Att, 77 Yds, 1 TD
Dave Callaway* RB 29 Att, 114 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Jeff Cohn* RB 117 Att, 426 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Mike Cammon RB 49 Att, 236 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Keith Dennis RB 22 Att, 80 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Ricky Edwards RB 6 Att, 18 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Tim Hill RB 59 Att, 174 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Don Johnson RB 19 Att, 60 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Dave Mishler RB 43 Att, 148 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Greg Washington RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Steve Bogan* WR 17 Rec, 253 Yds, 14.9 Avg
Todd Sheets* WR 43 Rec, 614 Yds, 14.3 Avg
Dave Bahoric WR 7 Rec, 85 Yds, 12.1 Avg
Tom North WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Wally Kasprzycki* TE 16 Rec, 92 Yds, 5.8 Avg
John Finn TE 3 Rec, 35 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Sam Poulos TE 31 Rec, 245 Yds, 7.9 Avg
Bill Draznik* OL
Mike Fiedler* OL
Jim Ford* OL
Kevin Kenyon* OL
John Schober* OL
Bill Greer OL
Robert Taylor OL
Curt Grelle* DL
Bruce Robinett* DL
Norm Wells* DL
Brian Stasiewicz DL
Scott Duncan* LB
Chris Hinton* LB
Chuck Kern* LB
Dean Payne* LB
Kevin Berg LB
Jim Miller LB
Jay Anderson* DB
Ben Butler* DB
Roosevelt Groves* DB
Lou Tiberi* DB
Mark Adams DB
Bobby Anderson DB
John Burns DB
Tom McGlade DB
Bill Weir