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NU Football - 1939 Roster
George Abel
#47
George Abel
6'1"  188 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Wisner, Neb.
Jack Ashburn
#55
Jack Ashburn
6'1"  183 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Tilden, Neb.
6'4"  197 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Wayne Blue
#39
Wayne Blue
6'0"  198 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Tecumseh, Neb.
Robert Burruss
#49
Robert Burruss
5'10"  190 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Charles Carper
#58
Charles Carper
6'2"  178 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Robert DeFruiter
#46
Robert DeFruiter
5'11"  178 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
Adna Dobson
#53
Adna Dobson
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Vike Francis
#38
Vike Francis
6'2"  199 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Sam Fuenning
#57
Sam Fuenning
6'1"  189 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Edgar Haynes
#36
Edgar Haynes
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Curtis, Neb.
Clarence Herndon
#34
Clarence Herndon
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
William Herrmann
#29
William Herrmann
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Osceola, Neb.
Harry Hopp
#37
Harry Hopp
5'11"  198 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Robert Kahler
#35
Robert Kahler
6'3"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Royal Kahler
#42
Royal Kahler
6'3"  210 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Howard Kelly
#56
Howard Kelly
6'2"  185 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Arlo Klum
#51
Arlo Klum
5'11"  202 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Shenandoah, Iowa
Hubert Knickrehm
#40
Hubert Knickrehm
6'3"  202 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
George Knight
#21
George Knight
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Francis Leik
#60
Francis Leik
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Robert Ludwick
#30
Robert Ludwick
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Walter Luther
#27
Walter Luther
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Cambridge, Neb.
Fred Meier
#20
Fred Meier
5'10"  187 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Hubert Monsky
#45
Hubert Monsky
6'2"  197 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Leonard Muskin
#43
Leonard Muskin
6'1"  199 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Lynn Myers
#64
Lynn Myers
5'10"  165 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Jack Nelson
#65
Jack Nelson
6'1"  191 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Roy Petsch
#13
Roy Petsch
6'1"  181 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Neb.
George Porter
#18
George Porter
6'2"  165 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Fred Preston
#52
Fred Preston
6'4"  188 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Jerome Prochaska
#32
Jerome Prochaska
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ulysses, Neb.
Ray Prochaska
#31
Ray Prochaska
6'3"  195 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ulysses, Neb.
Robert Ramey
#16
Robert Ramey
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Henry Rohn
#15
Henry Rohn
5'11"  184 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Herman Rohrig
#25
Herman Rohrig
5'9"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Don Rubottom
#10
Don Rubottom
5'10"  168 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Gering, Neb.
Ed Schwartzkopf
#17
Ed Schwartzkopf
5'9"  172 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Sam Schwartzkopf
#54
Sam Schwartzkopf
6'0"  197 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
George Seeman
#41
George Seeman
6'0"  194 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Kenneth Simmons
#19
Kenneth Simmons
5'8"  160 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Valentine, Neb.
George Stearns
#48
George Stearns
6'0"  189 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Marvin Thompson
#44
Marvin Thompson
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Mitchell, Neb.
Theos Thompson
#26
Theos Thompson
5'11"  160 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Jack Vincent
#23
Jack Vincent
6'1"  166 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb.
Donald Waddick
#24
Donald Waddick
6'0"  168 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Donald Ziegler
#50
Donald Ziegler
6'1"  191 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ashland, Neb.
Howard Zorn
#68
Howard Zorn
5'11"  201 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Dalton, Neb.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
47 Abel George George Abel G 6-1 188 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
22 Alfson Warren Warren Alfson G 6-0 185 99 Unk Wisner, Neb.
55 Ashburn Jack Jack Ashburn E 6-1 183 99 Unk Tilden, Neb.
33 Behm Forrest Forrest Behm T 6-4 197 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
39 Blue Wayne Wayne Blue HB 6-0 198 99 Unk Tecumseh, Neb.
49 Burruss Robert Robert Burruss C 5-10 190 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
58 Carper Charles Charles Carper E 6-2 178 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
46 DeFruiter Robert Robert DeFruiter HB 5-11 178 99 Unk Lexington, Neb.
53 Dobson Adna Adna Dobson G 5-11 195 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
38 Francis Vike Vike Francis FB 6-2 199 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
57 Fuenning Sam Sam Fuenning G 6-1 189 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
36 Haynes Edgar Edgar Haynes T 6-0 205 99 Unk Curtis, Neb.
34 Herndon Clarence Clarence Herndon T 6-0 195 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
29 Herrmann William William Herrmann G 6-0 180 99 Unk Osceola, Neb.
37 Hopp Harry Harry Hopp FB 5-11 198 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
35 Kahler Robert Robert Kahler HB 6-3 195 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
42 Kahler Royal Royal Kahler T 6-3 210 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
56 Kelly Howard Howard Kelly C 6-2 185 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
51 Klum Arlo Arlo Klum G 5-11 202 99 Unk Shenandoah, Iowa
40 Knickrehm Hubert Hubert Knickrehm T 6-3 202 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
21 Knight George George Knight QB 6-0 185 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
60 Leik Francis Francis Leik T 6-1 195 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
30 Ludwick Robert Robert Ludwick E 6-0 175 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
27 Luther Walter Walter Luther HB 6-0 175 99 Unk Cambridge, Neb.
20 Meier Fred Fred Meier C 5-10 187 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
45 Monsky Hubert Hubert Monsky G 6-2 197 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
43 Muskin Leonard Leonard Muskin T 6-1 199 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
64 Myers Lynn Lynn Myers G 5-10 165 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
65 Nelson Jack Jack Nelson T 6-1 191 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
13 Petsch Roy Roy Petsch QB 6-1 181 99 Unk Scottsbluff, Neb.
18 Porter George George Porter HB 6-2 165 99 Unk Denver, Colo.
52 Preston Fred Fred Preston E 6-4 188 99 Unk Fairbury, Neb.
32 Prochaska Jerome Jerome Prochaska E 6-0 175 99 Unk Ulysses, Neb.
31 Prochaska Ray Ray Prochaska E 6-3 195 99 Unk Ulysses, Neb.
16 Ramey Robert Robert Ramey C 6-1 190 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
15 Rohn Henry Henry Rohn FB 5-11 184 99 Unk Fremont, Neb.
25 Rohrig Herman Herman Rohrig HB 5-9 185 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
10 Rubottom Don Don Rubottom HB 5-10 168 99 Unk Gering, Neb.
17 Schwartzkopf Ed Ed Schwartzkopf G 5-9 172 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
54 Schwartzkopf Sam Sam Schwartzkopf T 6-0 197 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
41 Seeman George George Seeman E 6-0 194 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
19 Simmons Kenneth Kenneth Simmons HB 5-8 160 99 Unk Valentine, Neb.
48 Stearns George George Stearns G 6-0 189 99 Unk North Platte, Neb.
44 Thompson Marvin Marvin Thompson HB 6-1 180 99 Unk Mitchell, Neb.
26 Thompson Theos Theos Thompson HB 5-11 160 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
23 Vincent Jack Jack Vincent HB 6-1 166 99 Unk O'Neill, Neb.
24 Waddick Donald Donald Waddick E 6-0 168 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
50 Ziegler Donald Donald Ziegler E 6-1 191 99 Unk Ashland, Neb.
68 Zorn Howard Howard Zorn G 5-11 201 99 Unk Dalton, Neb.
NU Football - 1939 Coaches
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