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1962 Wisconsin Badgers Roster

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Record: 8-2, .800 W-L% (15th of 120) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Milt Bruhn (8-2)

PS/G: 32.2 (1st of 120) ▪ PA/G: 13.0 (36th of 120)
SRS: 25.50 (1st of 120) ▪ SOS: 11.10 (7th of 120)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 42-37 versus Southern California


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Ron Vander Kelen* QB 124 Cmp, 216 Att, 1582 Yds, 14 TD
Hal Brandt QB 18 Cmp, 36 Att, 228 Yds, 2 TD
Lou Holland* RB 49 Att, 273 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Ralph Kurek* RB 67 Att, 367 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Bill Smith* RB 18 Att, 79 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Gary Kroner RB 23 Att, 95 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Jim Nettles RB 6 Att, -3 Yds, -0.5 Avg
Merritt Norvell RB 39 Att, 168 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Jim Purnell RB 10 Att, 50 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Carl Silvestri RB 39 Att, 243 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Ron Smith RB 50 Att, 177 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Ron Carlson* WR 4 Rec, 59 Yds, 14.8 Avg
Pat Richter* WR 49 Rec, 694 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Elmars Ezerins WR 3 Rec, 53 Yds, 17.7 Avg
Ralph Farmer WR 3 Rec, 36 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Larry Howard WR 5 Rec, 76 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Ron Leafblad WR 3 Rec, 43 Yds, 14.3 Avg
Ken Bowman* OL
Dion Kempthorne* OL
Roger Pillath* OL
Steve Underwood* OL
Andy Wojdula* OL
Lee Bernet OL
Mike Gross OL
Joe Heckl OL
Roger Jacobazzi OL
John Fabry P