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1986 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 10-3, .769 W-L% (11th of 105) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (10-3)

PS/G: 26.7 (25th of 105) ▪ PA/G: 13.8 (8th of 105)
SRS: 15.04 (12th of 105) ▪ SOS: 4.81 (20th of 105)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 28-12 versus Texas A&M

  • 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 145 Cmp, 272 Att, 2122 Yds, 13 TD
2 Tom Tupa QB 30 Cmp, 49 Att, 398 Yds, 3 TD
3 George Cooper* RB 113 Att, 467 Yds, 4.1 Avg
4 Vince Workman* RB 210 Att, 1030 Yds, 4.9 Avg
5 Jaymes Bryant RB 141 Att, 656 Yds, 4.7 Avg
6 Steve Gresock RB 5 Att, 14 Yds, 2.8 Avg
7 Bill Matlock RB 3 Att, 9 Yds, 3.0 Avg
8 Ceroy Robinson RB 3 Att, 18 Yds, 6.0 Avg
9 Barry Walker RB 9 Att, 35 Yds, 3.9 Avg
10 John Wooldridge RB 10 Att, 30 Yds, 3.0 Avg
11 Cris Carter* WR 69 Rec, 1127 Yds, 16.3 Avg
12 Nate Harris* WR 30 Rec, 496 Yds, 16.5 Avg
13 Jamie Holland WR 8 Rec, 142 Yds, 17.8 Avg
14 Everett Ross WR 15 Rec, 291 Yds, 19.4 Avg
15 Ed Taggert* TE
16 Alex Higdon TE 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
17 John Hutchison TE
18 Ed Taggart TE 12 Rec, 109 Yds, 9.1 Avg
19 Larry Kotterman* OL
20 Bob Maggs* OL
21 Joe Staysniak* OL
22 Jeff Uhlenhake* OL
23 Greg Zackeroff* OL
24 Tim Moxley OL
25 Fred Ridder* DL
26 Mike Showalter* DL
27 Henry Brown DL
28 Mike Sullivan DL
29 Eric Kumerow* LB
30 Scott Leach* LB
31 Darryl Lee* LB
32 Mike Lee* LB
33 Chris Spielman* LB
34 Derek Isaman LB
35 John Sullivan LB
36 David Brown* DB
37 Sonny Gordon* DB
38 Greg Rogan* DB
39 William White* DB
40 Ray Jackson DB