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1987 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 6-4-1, .591 W-L% (36th of 104)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (6-4-1)

PS/G: 20.4 (68th of 104) ▪ PA/G: 16.5 (18th of 104)
SRS: 8.83 (22nd of 104) ▪ SOS: 5.74 (13th of 104)


  • 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
Tom Tupa* QB 134 Cmp, 242 Att, 1786 Yds, 12 TD
Greg Frey QB 8 Cmp, 20 Att, 94 Yds, 0 TD
Scott Powell QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 11 Yds, 0 TD
George Cooper* RB 86 Att, 347 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Vince Workman* RB 118 Att, 470 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Chris Boddie RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Jaymes Bryant RB 86 Att, 313 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Bill Matlock RB 8 Att, 61 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Lance Price RB 3 Att, 6 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Carlos Snow RB 99 Att, 381 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Anthony Cupe* WR
Everett Ross* WR 29 Rec, 585 Yds, 20.2 Avg
Gary Clift WR 5 Rec, 87 Yds, 17.4 Avg
Tony Cupe WR 8 Rec, 95 Yds, 11.9 Avg
Bobby Olive WR 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Alex Higdon* TE 26 Rec, 252 Yds, 9.7 Avg
Jeff Ellis TE 7 Rec, 63 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Jay Koch TE 4 Rec, 48 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Karl Coles* OL
Tim Moxley* OL
Joe Staysniak* OL
Jeff Uhlenhake* OL
Greg Zackeroff* OL
Ken Coleman* DL
Ray Holliman* DL
Mike Sullivan* DL
Mike Showalter DL
Eric Kumerow* LB
Michael McCray* LB
Chris Spielman* LB
John Sullivan* LB
Fred Ridder LB
David Brown* DB
Zack Dumas* DB
Ray Jackson* DB
William White* DB
Greg Rogan DB