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1985 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 110) ▪ Rank: 14th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 27.1 (20th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 17.7 (33rd of 110)
SRS: 15.13 (14th of 110) ▪ SOS: 6.71 (8th of 110)

Bowl Game: Won Citrus Bowl 10-7 versus Brigham Young

  • 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 Jim Karsatos* QB 177 Cmp, 289 Att, 2311 Yds, 19 TD
2 Scott Powell QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
3 Tom Tupa QB 7 Cmp, 13 Att, 68 Yds, 0 TD
4 George Cooper* RB 129 Att, 581 Yds, 4.5 Avg
5 John Wooldridge* RB 174 Att, 820 Yds, 4.7 Avg
6 Roman Bates RB 15 Att, 49 Yds, 3.3 Avg
7 Keith Byars RB 55 Att, 213 Yds, 3.9 Avg
8 Kevin Delaney RB 1 Att, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
9 Hayden Humphrey RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
10 Barry Walker RB 6 Att, 22 Yds, 3.7 Avg
11 Vince Workman RB 68 Att, 321 Yds, 4.7 Avg
12 Cris Carter* WR 58 Rec, 950 Yds, 16.4 Avg
13 Mike Lanese* WR 31 Rec, 552 Yds, 17.8 Avg
14 Nate Harris WR
15 Doug Smith WR 3 Rec, 52 Yds, 17.3 Avg
16 Ed Taggert* TE
17 Jim Carroll TE 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
18 John Hutchison TE 3 Rec, 24 Yds, 8.0 Avg
19 Ed Taggart TE 31 Rec, 327 Yds, 10.5 Avg
20 Jim Gilmore* OL
21 Rory Graves* OL
22 Larry Kotterman* OL
23 Bob Maggs* OL
24 Jeff Uhlenhake* OL
25 Darryl Lee* DL
26 Fred Ridder* DL
27 Henry Brown DL
28 Ray Holliman DL
29 Pepper Johnson* LB
30 Larry Kolic* LB
31 Eric Kumerow* LB
32 Byron Lee* LB
33 Chris Spielman* LB
34 Scott Leach LB
35 Sonny Gordon* DB
36 Greg Rogan* DB
37 Terry White* DB
38 William White* DB
39 Sean Bell DB
40 Steve Hill DB