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1961 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 7-4, .636 W-L% (34th of 111) ▪ Rank: 17th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (7-4)

PS/G: 16.6 (47th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 14.4 (55th of 111)
SRS: 12.41 (17th of 111) ▪ SOS: 10.69 (4th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Bluebonnet Bowl 33-7 versus Kansas

  • 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 Randall Kerbow* QB 37 Cmp, 79 Att, 505 Yds, 3 TD
2 Billy Cox QB 23 Cmp, 52 Att, 287 Yds, 5 TD
3 Butch Blume* RB 55 Att, 308 Yds, 5.6 Avg
4 Jerry Candler* RB 34 Att, 145 Yds, 4.3 Avg
5 Roland Jackson* RB 88 Att, 415 Yds, 4.7 Avg
6 Charles Bowen RB
7 Mike Bowen RB 29 Att, 82 Yds, 2.8 Avg
8 Spencer Brown RB 23 Att, 79 Yds, 3.4 Avg
9 Lonnie Caddell RB 22 Att, 77 Yds, 3.5 Avg
10 Gary Poage RB 26 Att, 99 Yds, 3.8 Avg
11 Bob Wayt RB 48 Att, 152 Yds, 3.2 Avg
12 Johnny Burrell* WR 7 Rec, 133 Yds, 19.0 Avg
13 Gene Raesz* WR 8 Rec, 112 Yds, 14.0 Avg
14 Jerry Kelley WR 3 Rec, 42 Yds, 14.0 Avg
15 Tommy Rees WR 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
16 Ronny Schultz WR 6 Rec, 82 Yds, 13.7 Avg
17 John Sylvester WR 2 Rec, 24 Yds, 12.0 Avg
18 Johnny Cole* OL
19 Robert Johnston* OL
20 George Karam* OL
21 Kenny Simmons* OL
22 Dickie Woods* OL
23 Ray Alborn OL
24 Larry Anthony OL
25 John Cornett OL
26 Dan Malin OL