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1981 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 32.2 (4th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 21.1 (83rd of 137)
SRS: 11.51 (22nd of 137) ▪ SOS: 3.59 (59th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 31-28 versus Navy

  • 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 Art Schlichter* QB 183 Cmp, 350 Att, 2551 Yds, 17 TD
2 Bob Atha QB 4 Cmp, 12 Att, 59 Yds, 1 TD
3 Tim Stephens QB 2 Cmp, 2 Att, 16 Yds, 0 TD
4 Mike Tomczak QB 4 Cmp, 7 Att, 73 Yds, 1 TD
5 Vaughn Broadnax* RB 50 Att, 184 Yds, 3.7 Avg
6 Tim Spencer* RB 226 Att, 1217 Yds, 5.4 Avg
7 Ken Blair RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
8 Craig Dunn RB 12 Att, 34 Yds, 2.8 Avg
9 Jim Gayle RB 153 Att, 732 Yds, 4.8 Avg
10 Ed McDuffie RB 4 Att, 23 Yds, 5.8 Avg
11 Ray Myers RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
12 Tim O'Cain RB 5 Att, 43 Yds, 8.6 Avg
13 Kevin Richardson RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
14 Cedric Anderson* WR 31 Rec, 564 Yds, 18.2 Avg
15 Gary Williams* WR 50 Rec, 941 Yds, 18.8 Avg
16 Thad Jemison WR 5 Rec, 83 Yds, 16.6 Avg
17 Victor Langley WR 6 Rec, 120 Yds, 20.0 Avg
18 Trent Penn WR 1 Rec, 34 Yds, 34.0 Avg
19 John Frank* TE 45 Rec, 449 Yds, 10.0 Avg
20 Brad Dwelle TE 7 Rec, 91 Yds, 13.0 Avg
21 Russ Gatewood TE 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
22 Jim DeLeone* OL
23 Joe Lukens* OL
24 William Roberts* OL
25 Joe Smith* OL
26 Scott Zalenski* OL
27 Dave Medich OL
28 Jerome Foster* DL
29 Nick Miller* DL
30 Chris Riehm* DL
31 Glen Cobb* LB
32 Mike D'Andrea* LB
33 Anthony Griggs* LB
34 Marcus Marek* LB
35 Byron Lee LB
36 Kelvin Bell* DB
37 Shaun Gayle* DB
38 Doug Hill* DB
39 Garcia Lane* DB