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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  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (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

Player Class Pos Summary
Jim Karsatos* QB 177 Cmp, 289 Att, 2311 Yds, 19 TD
Scott Powell QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Tom Tupa QB 7 Cmp, 13 Att, 68 Yds, 0 TD
George Cooper* RB 129 Att, 581 Yds, 4.5 Avg
John Wooldridge* RB 174 Att, 820 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Roman Bates RB 15 Att, 49 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Keith Byars RB 55 Att, 213 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Kevin Delaney RB 1 Att, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Hayden Humphrey RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Barry Walker RB 6 Att, 22 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Vince Workman RB 68 Att, 321 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Cris Carter* WR 58 Rec, 950 Yds, 16.4 Avg
Mike Lanese* WR 31 Rec, 552 Yds, 17.8 Avg
Nate Harris WR
Doug Smith WR 3 Rec, 52 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Ed Taggert* TE
Jim Carroll TE 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
John Hutchison TE 3 Rec, 24 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Ed Taggart TE 31 Rec, 327 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Jim Gilmore* OL
Rory Graves* OL
Larry Kotterman* OL
Bob Maggs* OL
Jeff Uhlenhake* OL
Darryl Lee* DL
Fred Ridder* DL
Henry Brown DL
Ray Holliman DL
Pepper Johnson* LB
Larry Kolic* LB
Eric Kumerow* LB
Byron Lee* LB
Chris Spielman* LB
Scott Leach LB
Sonny Gordon* DB
Greg Rogan* DB
Terry White* DB
William White* DB
Sean Bell DB
Steve Hill DB