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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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Ron Miller* QB 104 Cmp, 198 Att, 1487 Yds, 11 TD
2 John Fabry QB 8 Cmp, 15 Att, 86 Yds, 0 TD
3 Jim Nettles* RB 39 Att, 213 Yds, 5.5 Avg
4 Jim Purnell* RB 16 Att, 49 Yds, 3.1 Avg
5 Bill Smith* RB 43 Att, 153 Yds, 3.6 Avg
6 Jim Bakken RB 9 Att, 15 Yds, 1.7 Avg
7 Neil Fleming RB 43 Att, 142 Yds, 3.3 Avg
8 Lou Holland RB 62 Att, 177 Yds, 2.9 Avg
9 Gary Kroner RB 16 Att, 59 Yds, 3.7 Avg
10 Gerald McKinney RB 29 Att, 123 Yds, 4.2 Avg
11 Merritt Norvell RB 34 Att, 98 Yds, 2.9 Avg
12 Dave Bichler* WR 2 Rec, 23 Yds, 11.5 Avg
13 Pat Richter* WR 47 Rec, 817 Yds, 17.4 Avg
14 Ron Carlson WR
15 Elmars Ezerins WR 3 Rec, 62 Yds, 20.7 Avg
16 Napoleon Hearn WR 9 Rec, 117 Yds, 13.0 Avg
17 Larry Howard WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
18 Ron Staley WR 18 Rec, 234 Yds, 13.0 Avg
19 Dick Baer* OL
20 Dale Mathews* OL
21 Brian Moore* OL
22 Jim Schenk* OL
23 Don VanderVelden* OL
24 Ken Bowman OL
25 Jim Jax OL
26 Dion Kempthorne OL
27 Roger Pillath OL
28 Don Schade OL