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NU Football - 1940 Roster

NU Football - 1940 Players

George Abel
#47

George Abel

George Abel
6'1"  198 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

Warren Alfson

6'0"  188 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Wisner, Neb.

Forrest Behm

6'4"  200 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Wayne Blue
#39

Wayne Blue

Wayne Blue
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Tecumseh, Neb.
Dale Bradley
#42

Dale Bradley

Dale Bradley
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
William Bryant
#29

William Bryant

William Bryant
5'11"  181 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ashland, Neb.
Willard Bunker
#46

Willard Bunker

Willard Bunker
6'2"  185 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Robert Burruss
#49

Robert Burruss

Robert Burruss
5'10"  188 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Vike Francis
#38

Vike Francis

Vike Francis
6'2"  201 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Francis Greenlief
#18

Francis Greenlief

Francis Greenlief
6'0"  177 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Jack Hazen
#32

Jack Hazen

Jack Hazen
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Clarence Herndon
#34

Clarence Herndon

Clarence Herndon
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Harry Hopp
#37

Harry Hopp

Harry Hopp
5'11"  198 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Robert Kahler
#35

Robert Kahler

Robert Kahler
6'3"  196 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Royal Kahler
#54

Royal Kahler

Royal Kahler
6'3"  220 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Gerald Kathol
#12

Gerald Kathol

Gerald Kathol
6'1"  176 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hartington, Neb.
Howard Kelly
#56

Howard Kelly

Howard Kelly
6'2"  187 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
George Knight
#21

George Knight

George Knight
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Francis Leik
#52

Francis Leik

Francis Leik
6'1"  206 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Robert Ludwick
#30

Robert Ludwick

Robert Ludwick
6'0"  178 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Walter Luther
#27

Walter Luther

Walter Luther
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Cambridge, Neb.
Fred Meier
#20

Fred Meier

Fred Meier
5'10"  190 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Fred Metheny
#36

Fred Metheny

Fred Metheny
5'10"  168 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Leonard Muskin
#53

Leonard Muskin

Leonard Muskin
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Lynn Myers
#48

Lynn Myers

Lynn Myers
5'10"  165 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Roy Petsch
#13

Roy Petsch

Roy Petsch
6'1"  175 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Neb.
Fred Preston
#50

Fred Preston

Fred Preston
6'3"  191 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Ray Prochaska
#31

Ray Prochaska

Ray Prochaska
6'3"  198 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Ulysses, Neb.
Henry Rohn
#15

Henry Rohn

Henry Rohn
5'11"  182 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Herman Rohrig
#25

Herman Rohrig

Herman Rohrig
5'9"  186 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Don Rubottom
#10

Don Rubottom

Don Rubottom
5'10"  174 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Gering, Neb.
Victor Schleich
#57

Victor Schleich

Victor Schleich
6'2"  221 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Ed Schwartzkopf
#17

Ed Schwartzkopf

Ed Schwartzkopf
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Kenneth Simmons
#19

Kenneth Simmons

Kenneth Simmons
5'8"  163 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Valentine, Neb.
Marvin Thompson
#44

Marvin Thompson

Marvin Thompson
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: Unk
Hometown: Mitchell, Neb.
Theos Thompson
#26

Theos Thompson

Theos Thompson
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Jack Vincent
#23

Jack Vincent

Jack Vincent
6'0"  169 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Unk
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb.
Herbert VonGoetz
#48

Herbert VonGoetz

Herbert VonGoetz
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Guard
Year: Unk
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Ralph Whitehead
#16

Ralph Whitehead

Ralph Whitehead
6'1"  192 lbs
Position: Tackle
Year: Unk
Hometown: Minatare, Neb.
Allen Zikmund
#59

Allen Zikmund

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

George Abel

G 6-1 198 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
22 Alfson Warren Warren Alfson

Warren Alfson

G 6-0 188 99 Unk Wisner, Neb.
33 Behm Forrest Forrest Behm

Forrest Behm

T 6-4 200 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
39 Blue Wayne Wayne Blue

Wayne Blue

HB 6-0 205 99 Unk Tecumseh, Neb.
42 Bradley Dale Dale Bradley

Dale Bradley

HB 5-10 170 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
29 Bryant William William Bryant

William Bryant

G 5-11 181 99 Unk Ashland, Neb.
46 Bunker Willard Willard Bunker

Willard Bunker

E 6-2 185 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
49 Burruss Robert Robert Burruss

Robert Burruss

C 5-10 188 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
38 Francis Vike Vike Francis

Vike Francis

FB 6-2 201 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
18 Greenlief Francis Francis Greenlief

Francis Greenlief

G 6-0 177 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
32 Hazen Jack Jack Hazen

Jack Hazen

E 6-1 180 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
34 Herndon Clarence Clarence Herndon

Clarence Herndon

T 6-0 195 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
37 Hopp Harry Harry Hopp

Harry Hopp

FB 5-11 198 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
35 Kahler Robert Robert Kahler

Robert Kahler

HB 6-3 196 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
54 Kahler Royal Royal Kahler

Royal Kahler

T 6-3 220 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
12 Kathol Gerald Gerald Kathol

Gerald Kathol

E 6-1 176 99 Unk Hartington, Neb.
56 Kelly Howard Howard Kelly

Howard Kelly

C 6-2 187 99 Unk Grand Island, Neb.
21 Knight George George Knight

George Knight

QB 6-0 190 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
52 Leik Francis Francis Leik

Francis Leik

T 6-1 206 99 Unk Hastings, Neb.
30 Ludwick Robert Robert Ludwick

Robert Ludwick

E 6-0 178 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
27 Luther Walter Walter Luther

Walter Luther

HB 6-0 180 99 Unk Cambridge, Neb.
20 Meier Fred Fred Meier

Fred Meier

C 5-10 190 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
36 Metheny Fred Fred Metheny

Fred Metheny

QB 5-10 168 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
53 Muskin Leonard Leonard Muskin

Leonard Muskin

T 6-1 195 99 Unk Omaha, Neb.
48 Myers Lynn Lynn Myers

Lynn Myers

G 5-10 165 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
13 Petsch Roy Roy Petsch

Roy Petsch

QB 6-1 175 99 Unk Scottsbluff, Neb.
50 Preston Fred Fred Preston

Fred Preston

E 6-3 191 99 Unk Fairbury, Neb.
31 Prochaska Ray Ray Prochaska

Ray Prochaska

E 6-3 198 99 Unk Ulysses, Neb.
15 Rohn Henry Henry Rohn

Henry Rohn

FB 5-11 182 99 Unk Fremont, Neb.
25 Rohrig Herman Herman Rohrig

Herman Rohrig

HB 5-9 186 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
10 Rubottom Don Don Rubottom

Don Rubottom

HB 5-10 174 99 Unk Gering, Neb.
57 Schleich Victor Victor Schleich

Victor Schleich

T 6-2 221 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
17 Schwartzkopf Ed Ed Schwartzkopf

Ed Schwartzkopf

G 5-9 175 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
19 Simmons Kenneth Kenneth Simmons

Kenneth Simmons

HB 5-8 163 99 Unk Valentine, Neb.
44 Thompson Marvin Marvin Thompson

Marvin Thompson

E 6-1 180 99 Unk Mitchell, Neb.
26 Thompson Theos Theos Thompson

Theos Thompson

HB 5-10 170 99 Unk Lincoln, Neb.
23 Vincent Jack Jack Vincent

Jack Vincent

HB 6-0 169 99 Unk O'Neill, Neb.
48 VonGoetz Herbert Herbert VonGoetz

Herbert VonGoetz

G 5-11 190 99 Unk North Platte, Neb.
16 Whitehead Ralph Ralph Whitehead

Ralph Whitehead

T 6-1 192 99 Unk Minatare, Neb.
59 Zikmund Allen Allen Zikmund

Allen Zikmund

HB 6-0 179 99 Unk Ord, Neb.


NU Football - 1940 Coaches

Lawrence McCeney (Biff) Jones

Lawrence McCeney (Biff) Jones
 - Head Coach