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1961 Syracuse Orange Roster

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (16th of 111) ▪ Rank: 14th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ben Schwartzwalder (8-3)

PS/G: 24.4 (14th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 11.9 (31st of 111)
SRS: 12.81 (16th of 111) ▪ SOS: 2.91 (53rd of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 15-14 versus Miami (FL)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Dave Sarette* QB 55 Cmp, 106 Att, 813 Yds, 9 TD
Bob Lelli QB 14 Cmp, 22 Att, 180 Yds, 3 TD
Walt Sofsian QB 7 Cmp, 16 Att, 56 Yds, 0 TD
Ernie Davis* RB 150 Att, 823 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Dick Easterly* RB 41 Att, 141 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Gary Fallon* RB 66 Att, 299 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Pete Brokaw RB 33 Att, 146 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Gus Giardi RB 14 Att, 117 Yds, 8.4 Avg
Don King RB 29 Att, 118 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Bill Meyers RB 23 Att, 163 Yds, 7.1 Avg
Bill Schoonover RB 25 Att, 137 Yds, 5.5 Avg
John Mackey* WR 15 Rec, 321 Yds, 21.4 Avg
Walt Sweeney* WR 9 Rec, 137 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Dick Bowman WR 6 Rec, 57 Yds, 9.5 Avg
Ken Ericson WR 9 Rec, 145 Yds, 16.1 Avg
John Snider WR
Dick Feidler* OL
George Francovitch* OL
Dave Meggyesy* OL
Tom Spillett* OL
Bob Stem* OL
John Brown OL
Henry Huettner OL
Jim Mazurek OL
Ray Seager OL
Len Slaby OL
Stan Sokol OL