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1959 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 3-5-1, .389 W-L% (83rd of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 2-4-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Woody Hayes (3-5-1)

PS/G: 9.2 (102nd of 112) ▪ PA/G: 12.7 (36th of 112)
SRS: 8.13 (32nd of 112) ▪ SOS: 10.80 (2nd of 112)


  • 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
Tom Matte* QB 28 Cmp, 51 Att, 439 Yds, 4 TD
Jerry Fields QB 20 Cmp, 53 Att, 260 Yds, 1 TD
Jack Wallace QB 2 Cmp, 4 Att, 22 Yds, 0 TD
Bob Ferguson* RB 61 Att, 371 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Ron Houck* RB 10 Att, 50 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Bob White* RB 96 Att, 312 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Roger Detrick RB 55 Att, 231 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Leonard Fontes RB 2 Att, 6 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Terence Hansley RB 8 Att, 24 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Jim Herbstreit RB 14 Att, 24 Yds, 1.7 Avg
David Tingley RB 6 Att, 32 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Bill Wentz RB 16 Att, 43 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Jim Houston* WR 11 Rec, 214 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Tom Perdue* WR 7 Rec, 74 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Charles Bryant WR 11 Rec, 153 Yds, 13.9 Avg
William German WR 2 Rec, 22 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Paul Martin WR
Dick Anders* OL
Mike Ingram* OL
Rich Michael* OL
Jim Tyrer* OL
Ernie Wright* OL
Gabe Hartman OL
Jene Watkins OL
Donald Young OL