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1983 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (16th of 112) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 34.2 (3rd of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.2 (31st of 112)
SRS: 14.51 (10th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.59 (42nd of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 28-23 versus Pittsburgh

  • 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 Mike Tomczak* QB 131 Cmp, 237 Att, 1942 Yds, 13 TD
2 Jim Karsatos QB 14 Cmp, 30 Att, 322 Yds, 2 TD
3 Brent Offenbecher QB 5 Cmp, 10 Att, 83 Yds, 1 TD
4 Tim Stephens QB
5 Vaughn Boardnax* RB
6 Keith Byars* RB 222 Att, 1199 Yds, 5.4 Avg
7 Roman Bates RB 53 Att, 293 Yds, 5.5 Avg
8 Ken Blair RB 3 Att, 7 Yds, 2.3 Avg
9 Vaughn Broadnax RB 84 Att, 346 Yds, 4.1 Avg
10 Kelvin Lindsey RB 56 Att, 254 Yds, 4.5 Avg
11 Barry Walker RB 26 Att, 124 Yds, 4.8 Avg
12 John Wooldridge RB 51 Att, 264 Yds, 5.2 Avg
13 Cedric Anderson* WR 26 Rec, 524 Yds, 20.2 Avg
14 Thad Jemison* WR 35 Rec, 558 Yds, 15.9 Avg
15 Jay Holland WR 2 Rec, 58 Yds, 29.0 Avg
16 Doug Smith WR 2 Rec, 76 Yds, 38.0 Avg
17 John Frank* TE 45 Rec, 641 Yds, 14.2 Avg
18 Joe Dooley* OL
19 Mark Krerowicz* OL
20 Kirk Lowdermilk* OL
21 William Roberts* OL
22 Scott Zalenski* OL
23 Jim Carson OL
24 Jim Lachey OL
25 Dave Crecelius* DL
26 Dave Morrill* DL
27 Spencer Nelms* DL
28 Darryl Lee DL
29 Clark Backus* LB
30 Curt Curtis* LB
31 Orlando Lowry* LB
32 Rowland Tatum* LB
33 Byron Lee LB
34 Kelvin Bell* DB
35 Shaun Gayle* DB
36 Doug Hill* DB
37 Garcia Lane* DB
38 Steve Hill DB
39 Mike Lanese PR