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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

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