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1961 Wisconsin Badgers Roster

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Record: 6-3, .667 W-L% (28th of 111)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Milt Bruhn (6-3)

PS/G: 19.9 (30th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 17.6 (73rd of 111)
SRS: 10.75 (20th of 111) ▪ SOS: 8.75 (11th 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 Miller* QB 104 Cmp, 198 Att, 1487 Yds, 11 TD
John Fabry QB 8 Cmp, 15 Att, 86 Yds, 0 TD
Jim Nettles* RB 39 Att, 213 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Jim Purnell* RB 16 Att, 49 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Bill Smith* RB 43 Att, 153 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Jim Bakken RB 9 Att, 15 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Neil Fleming RB 43 Att, 142 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Lou Holland RB 62 Att, 177 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Gary Kroner RB 16 Att, 59 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Gerald McKinney RB 29 Att, 123 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Merritt Norvell RB 34 Att, 98 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Dave Bichler* WR 2 Rec, 23 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Pat Richter* WR 47 Rec, 817 Yds, 17.4 Avg
Ron Carlson WR
Elmars Ezerins WR 3 Rec, 62 Yds, 20.7 Avg
Napoleon Hearn WR 9 Rec, 117 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Larry Howard WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Ron Staley WR 18 Rec, 234 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Dick Baer* OL
Dale Mathews* OL
Brian Moore* OL
Jim Schenk* OL
Don VanderVelden* OL
Ken Bowman OL
Jim Jax OL
Dion Kempthorne OL
Roger Pillath OL
Don Schade OL