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1997 Wisconsin Badgers Roster

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Record: 8-5, .615 W-L% (38th of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Barry Alvarez (8-5)

PS/G: 22.4 (68th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 23.5 (49th of 112)
SRS: 1.66 (53rd of 112) ▪ SOS: 1.58 (47th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Outback Bowl 33-6 versus Georgia

  • 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 Mike Samuel* QB 141 Cmp, 254 Att, 1896 Yds, 8 TD
2 Scott Kavanagh QB 17 Cmp, 34 Att, 146 Yds, 1 TD
3 Ben McCormick QB
4 Ron Dayne* RB 263 Att, 1457 Yds, 5.5 Avg
5 Cecil Martin* RB 20 Att, 70 Yds, 3.5 Avg
6 Branden Cantrell RB
7 Rob Christen RB 5 Att, 12 Yds, 2.4 Avg
8 Eddie Faulkner RB 90 Att, 353 Yds, 3.9 Avg
9 Kevin Huntley RB 7 Rec, 81 Yds, 11.6 Avg
10 Carl McCullough RB 85 Att, 377 Yds, 4.4 Avg
11 Charles Williams RB 3 Att, 1 Yds, 0.3 Avg
12 Donald Hayes* WR 45 Rec, 618 Yds, 13.7 Avg
13 Tony Simmons* WR 28 Rec, 553 Yds, 19.8 Avg
14 Willie Austin WR 8 Rec, 148 Yds, 18.5 Avg
15 Chris Chambers WR 6 Rec, 50 Yds, 8.3 Avg
16 Rasheed Golden WR 2 Rec, 14 Yds, 7.0 Avg
17 Ahmad Merritt WR 3 Rec, 46 Yds, 15.3 Avg
18 Eric Grams* TE 13 Rec, 111 Yds, 8.5 Avg
19 Dague Retzlaff TE 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
20 John Sigmund TE 1 Rec, 35 Yds, 35.0 Avg
21 Ryan Sondrup TE 10 Rec, 87 Yds, 8.7 Avg
22 Dave Costa* OL
23 Bill Ferrario* OL
24 Chris McIntosh* OL
25 Casey Rabach* OL
26 Pat Daley OL
27 Tom Burke* DL
28 John Favret* DL
29 Chris Janek* DL
30 Ross Kolodziej* DL
31 Eric Mahlik DL
32 Bob Adamov* LB
33 David Lysek* LB
34 Donnel Thompson* LB
35 Donny Eicher LB
36 LaMar Campbell* DB
37 Bobby Myers* DB
38 Jason Suttle* DB
39 Leonard Taylor* DB
40 Jason Doering DB
41 Donte King DB