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1961 Purdue Boilermakers Roster

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Record: 6-3, .667 W-L% (28th of 111) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack Mollenkopf (6-3)

PS/G: 16.2 (51st of 111) ▪ PA/G: 9.7 (19th of 111)
SRS: 12.35 (18th of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.69 (28th of 111)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Ron DiGravio* QB 52 Cmp, 100 Att, 861 Yds, 6 TD
Gary Hogan QB 14 Cmp, 27 Att, 236 Yds, 1 TD
Ron Meyer QB
Thomas Bloom* RB 38 Att, 236 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Gene Donaldson* RB 51 Att, 178 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Dave Miller* RB 43 Att, 133 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Tom Boris RB 43 Att, 127 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Bob Plaskon RB 11 Att, 39 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Roy Walker RB 123 Att, 491 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Steve Weil RB 13 Att, 22 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Bob Wiater RB
Jack Elwell* WR 16 Rec, 343 Yds, 21.4 Avg
Forest Farmer* WR 6 Rec, 111 Yds, 18.5 Avg
Jack Greiner WR 4 Rec, 61 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Harold Wells WR 4 Rec, 104 Yds, 26.0 Avg
John Behanna* OL
Don Brumm* OL
Tom Krysinski* OL
Pat Russ* OL
Stan Sczurek* OL
Larry Bowie OL
Wally Florence OL
Don Paltani OL