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1959 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 1-7-2, .200 W-L% (101st of 112)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-4-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (1-7-2)

PS/G: 8.6 (106th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 19.7 (90th of 112)
SRS: -0.20 (64th of 112) ▪ SOS: 11.00 (1st of 112)


  • 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
Bill Bucek* QB 20 Cmp, 55 Att, 259 Yds, 1 TD
John Schnable* QB 14 Cmp, 31 Att, 104 Yds, 0 TD
Alvin Hartman QB 13 Cmp, 40 Att, 161 Yds, 0 TD
Roland Jackson* RB 51 Att, 153 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Max Webb* RB 37 Att, 160 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Butch Blume RB
Mike Bowen RB 12 Att, 26 Yds, 2.2 Avg
Lonnie Caddell RB 42 Att, 188 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Frank Smith RB 10 Att, 31 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Gordon Speer RB 65 Att, 267 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Johnny Stephenson RB 11 Att, 34 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Bob Wayt RB 39 Att, 90 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Chas Pollard* WR
Ronny Schultz* WR 3 Rec, 30 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Daniel Brast WR 2 Rec, 23 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Johnny Burrell WR
Charles Pollard WR 2 Rec, 23 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Gene Raesz WR
Billy Simmons WR 2 Rec, 34 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Tommy Stellman WR 7 Rec, 108 Yds, 15.4 Avg
Max Burnett* OL
Robert Johnston* OL
Boyd King* OL
Rufus King* OL
Bobby Lively* OL
Walter Ligon OL