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NU Football - 1940 Roster
George Abel
#47
George Abel
6'1"  198 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'0"  188 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Wisner, Neb.
6'4"  200 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Wayne Blue
#39
Wayne Blue
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Tecumseh, Neb.
Dale Bradley
#42
Dale Bradley
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
William Bryant
#29
William Bryant
5'11"  181 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ashland, Neb.
Willard Bunker
#46
Willard Bunker
6'2"  185 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Robert Burruss
#49
Robert Burruss
5'10"  188 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Vike Francis
#38
Vike Francis
6'2"  201 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Francis Greenlief
#18
Francis Greenlief
6'0"  177 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Jack Hazen
#32
Jack Hazen
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Clarence Herndon
#34
Clarence Herndon
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Harry Hopp
#37
Harry Hopp
5'11"  198 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Robert Kahler
#35
Robert Kahler
6'3"  196 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Royal Kahler
#54
Royal Kahler
6'3"  220 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Gerald Kathol
#12
Gerald Kathol
6'1"  176 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hartington, Neb.
Howard Kelly
#56
Howard Kelly
6'2"  187 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
George Knight
#21
George Knight
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Francis Leik
#52
Francis Leik
6'1"  206 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Robert Ludwick
#30
Robert Ludwick
6'0"  178 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Walter Luther
#27
Walter Luther
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Cambridge, Neb.
Fred Meier
#20
Fred Meier
5'10"  190 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Fred Metheny
#36
Fred Metheny
5'10"  168 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Leonard Muskin
#53
Leonard Muskin
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Lynn Myers
#48
Lynn Myers
5'10"  165 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Roy Petsch
#13
Roy Petsch
6'1"  175 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Neb.
Fred Preston
#50
Fred Preston
6'3"  191 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Ray Prochaska
#31
Ray Prochaska
6'3"  198 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ulysses, Neb.
Henry Rohn
#15
Henry Rohn
5'11"  182 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Herman Rohrig
#25
Herman Rohrig
5'9"  186 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Don Rubottom
#10
Don Rubottom
5'10"  174 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Gering, Neb.
Victor Schleich
#57
Victor Schleich
6'2"  221 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Ed Schwartzkopf
#17
Ed Schwartzkopf
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Kenneth Simmons
#19
Kenneth Simmons
5'8"  163 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Valentine, Neb.
Marvin Thompson
#44
Marvin Thompson
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Mitchell, Neb.
Theos Thompson
#26
Theos Thompson
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Jack Vincent
#23
Jack Vincent
6'0"  169 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb.
Herbert VonGoetz
#48
Herbert VonGoetz
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Ralph Whitehead
#16
Ralph Whitehead
6'1"  192 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Minatare, Neb.
Allen Zikmund
#59
Allen Zikmund
6'0"  179 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ord, Neb.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
47 Abel George George Abel G 6-1 198 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
22 Alfson Warren Warren Alfson G 6-0 188 99 Unk Wisner, Neb.
33 Behm Forrest Forrest Behm T 6-4 200 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
39 Blue Wayne Wayne Blue HB 6-0 205 99 Unk Tecumseh, Neb.
42 Bradley Dale Dale Bradley HB 5-10 170 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
29 Bryant William William Bryant G 5-11 181 99 Unk Ashland, Neb.
46 Bunker Willard Willard Bunker E 6-2 185 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
49 Burruss Robert Robert Burruss C 5-10 188 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
38 Francis Vike Vike Francis FB 6-2 201 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
18 Greenlief Francis Francis Greenlief G 6-0 177 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
32 Hazen Jack Jack Hazen E 6-1 180 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
34 Herndon Clarence Clarence Herndon T 6-0 195 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
37 Hopp Harry Harry Hopp FB 5-11 198 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
35 Kahler Robert Robert Kahler HB 6-3 196 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
54 Kahler Royal Royal Kahler T 6-3 220 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
12 Kathol Gerald Gerald Kathol E 6-1 176 99 Unk Hartington, Neb.
56 Kelly Howard Howard Kelly C 6-2 187 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
21 Knight George George Knight QB 6-0 190 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
52 Leik Francis Francis Leik T 6-1 206 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
30 Ludwick Robert Robert Ludwick E 6-0 178 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
27 Luther Walter Walter Luther HB 6-0 180 99 Unk Cambridge, Neb.
20 Meier Fred Fred Meier C 5-10 190 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
36 Metheny Fred Fred Metheny QB 5-10 168 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
53 Muskin Leonard Leonard Muskin T 6-1 195 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
48 Myers Lynn Lynn Myers G 5-10 165 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
13 Petsch Roy Roy Petsch QB 6-1 175 99 Unk Scottsbluff, Neb.
50 Preston Fred Fred Preston E 6-3 191 99 Unk Fairbury, Neb.
31 Prochaska Ray Ray Prochaska E 6-3 198 99 Unk Ulysses, Neb.
15 Rohn Henry Henry Rohn FB 5-11 182 99 Unk Fremont, Neb.
25 Rohrig Herman Herman Rohrig HB 5-9 186 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
10 Rubottom Don Don Rubottom HB 5-10 174 99 Unk Gering, Neb.
57 Schleich Victor Victor Schleich T 6-2 221 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
17 Schwartzkopf Ed Ed Schwartzkopf G 5-9 175 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
19 Simmons Kenneth Kenneth Simmons HB 5-8 163 99 Unk Valentine, Neb.
44 Thompson Marvin Marvin Thompson E 6-1 180 99 Unk Mitchell, Neb.
26 Thompson Theos Theos Thompson HB 5-10 170 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
23 Vincent Jack Jack Vincent HB 6-0 169 99 Unk O'Neill, Neb.
48 VonGoetz Herbert Herbert VonGoetz G 5-11 190 99 Unk North Platte, Neb.
16 Whitehead Ralph Ralph Whitehead T 6-1 192 99 Unk Minatare, Neb.
59 Zikmund Allen Allen Zikmund HB 6-0 179 99 Unk Ord, Neb.
NU Football - 1940 Coaches
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