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1982 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (13th of 113) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 29.0 (18th of 113) ▪ PA/G: 17.3 (29th of 113)
SRS: 14.99 (15th of 113) ▪ SOS: 4.82 (34th of 113)

Bowl Game: Won Holiday Bowl 47-17 versus Brigham Young


  • 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
Mike Tomczak* QB 96 Cmp, 187 Att, 1602 Yds, 8 TD
Brent Offenbecher QB 21 Cmp, 47 Att, 345 Yds, 1 TD
Tim Stephens QB 2 Cmp, 4 Att, 40 Yds, 0 TD
Vaughn Broadnax* RB 103 Att, 514 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Tim Spencer* RB 273 Att, 1538 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Keith Byars RB 6 Att, 24 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Craig Dunn RB 1 Att, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Jim Gayle RB 142 Att, 647 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Kelvin Lindsey RB 15 Att, 99 Yds, 6.6 Avg
Cedric Anderson* WR 20 Rec, 552 Yds, 27.6 Avg
Gary Williams* WR 40 Rec, 690 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Thad Jemison WR 10 Rec, 248 Yds, 24.8 Avg
John Frank* TE 26 Rec, 326 Yds, 12.5 Avg
Brad Dwelle TE 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Judd Groza TE 1 Rec, 18 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Jim Carson* OL
Joe Lukens* OL
Craig Pack* OL
William Roberts* OL
Scott Zalenski* OL
Joe Smith OL
Jerome Foster* DL
Spencer Nelms* DL
Chris Riehm* DL
Kirk Loudermilk DL
Glen Cobb* LB
Curt Curtis* LB
Marcus Marek* LB
Rowland Tatum* LB
Kelvin Bell* DB
Shaun Gayle* DB
Doug Hill* DB
Garcia Lane* DB
Lamar Kuechler DB
Doyle Lewis DB