Coach Bob Devaney
5th AP / 6th UPI -----
10-1 (7-0 Big Eight) --
Big Eight Champions
Orange Bowl
Coach Bob Devaney 5th AP / 6th UPI ----- 10-1 (7-0 Big Eight) -- Big Eight Champions Orange Bowl

NU Football - 1963 Roster

NU Football - 1963 Players

John Abel
#69

John Abel

John Abel
5'10"  205 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

LaVerne Allers

6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
James Baffico
#56

James Baffico

James Baffico
6'1"  265 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Francisco, (City College)

Walter Barnes

6'2"  227 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
John Bishop
#58

John Bishop

John Bishop
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Curtis, Neb.
Gary Brichacek
#76

Gary Brichacek

Gary Brichacek
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
James Brown
#73

James Brown

James Brown
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Robert Brown

6'5"  259 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio (East Tech)
Richard Callahan
#80

Richard Callahan

Richard Callahan
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dennis Carlson
#78

Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson
6'2"  216 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Larry Casey
#89

Larry Casey

Larry Casey
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dennis Claridge

6'3"  210 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Robbinsdale, Minn.
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
#62

(Edward) Ricard Coleman

(Edward) Ricard Coleman
6'1"  192 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Thomas Cotton
#48

Thomas Cotton

Thomas Cotton
6'0"  216 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: McCook, Neb.
Dick Czap
#72

Dick Czap

Dick Czap
6'2"  225 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Essexville, Mich.
John Dervin
#66

John Dervin

John Dervin
6'1"  194 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
Louis Dillard
#67

Louis Dillard

Louis Dillard
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
Charles Doepke
#82

Charles Doepke

Charles Doepke
6'1"  197 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Duncan Drum
#65

Duncan Drum

Duncan Drum
6'0"  212 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Fred Duda
#10

Fred Duda

Fred Duda
5'10"  183 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
William Earl
#38

William Earl

William Earl
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Summit, N.J.
Pat Fisher
#81

Pat Fisher

Pat Fisher
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
Mike Fugitt
#70

Mike Fugitt

Mike Fugitt
6'2"  211 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
Ronald Griesse
#79

Ronald Griesse

Ronald Griesse
5'11"  220 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
William Haug
#87

William Haug

William Haug
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Robert Hohn
#18

Robert Hohn

Robert Hohn
6'0"  183 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Beatrice, Neb.

Tony Jeter

6'3"  210 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Weirton, W.Va.
Rudy Johnson
#31

Rudy Johnson

Rudy Johnson
6'0"  198 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arkansas Pass, Texas
William Johnson
#28

William Johnson

William Johnson
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Stanton, Neb.
Robert Jones
#75

Robert Jones

Robert Jones
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Point, Neb.
Michael Kennedy
#40

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Monte Kiffin
#77

Monte Kiffin

Monte Kiffin
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
John Kirby
#68

John Kirby

John Kirby
6'3"  209 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: David City, Neb.
John Koinzan
#86

John Koinzan

John Koinzan
6'0"  193 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bartlett, Neb.

Larry Kramer

6'2"  223 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Austin, Minn.
Dave Lebsack
#15

Dave Lebsack

Dave Lebsack
6'0"  177 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Preston Love
#88

Preston Love

Preston Love
6'2"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Kent McCloughan
#32

Kent McCloughan

Kent McCloughan
6'2"  192 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Broken Bow, Neb.
Donald McDermott
#63

Donald McDermott

Donald McDermott
5'11"  215 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Harlan, Iowa
Bernard McGinn
#25

Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn
5'11"  193 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Joe McNulty
#41

Joe McNulty

Joe McNulty
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wymore, Neb.
Ron Michka
#54

Ron Michka

Ron Michka
6'0"  203 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Benson)
Rick Myslenski
#29

Rick Myslenski

Rick Myslenski
6'2"  187 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
James Osberg
#37

James Osberg

James Osberg
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Willie Paschall
#33

Willie Paschall

Willie Paschall
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas (Thomas Jefferson)
Ed Pavoris
#61

Ed Pavoris

Ed Pavoris
5'10"  210 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Kelly Petersen

6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Ronald Poggemeyer
#26

Ronald Poggemeyer

Ronald Poggemeyer
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.
Robert Riley
#47

Robert Riley

Robert Riley
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Bill Rogers
#57

Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (Lane Tech)
Willie Ross
#21

Willie Ross

Willie Ross
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Helena, Ark. (Elize Meller)
Michael Rudd
#59

Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd
6'1"  202 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Steve Schaefer
#51

Steve Schaefer

Steve Schaefer
6'2"  202 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Wintersville, Ohio
Larry Schmitzer
#49

Larry Schmitzer

Larry Schmitzer
6'0"  207 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Midland, Mich.
John Sebastian
#35

John Sebastian

John Sebastian
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (Austin)
Lyle Sittler
#52

Lyle Sittler

Lyle Sittler
6'0"  203 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Crete, Neb.
Maynard Smidt
#22

Maynard Smidt

Maynard Smidt
6'0"  187 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Bruce Smith
#43

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Falls City, Neb.

Frank Solich

5'8"  160 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Don Strosnider
#53

Don Strosnider

Don Strosnider
6'1"  196 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio
David Theisen
#23

David Theisen

David Theisen
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis. (Piux XI)
Larry Tomlinson
#83

Larry Tomlinson

Larry Tomlinson
6'1"  204 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb. (St. Mary's)
Douglas Tucker
#12

Douglas Tucker

Douglas Tucker
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa (West)
Harry Tuthill
#55

Harry Tuthill

Harry Tuthill
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Grant, N.M.
Theodore (Red) Vactor
#46

Theodore (Red) Vactor

Theodore (Red) Vactor
6'0"  182 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
Lloyd Voss
#71

Lloyd Voss

Lloyd Voss
6'4"  247 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Magnolia, Minn.
John Vujevich
#24

John Vujevich

John Vujevich
5'10"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clairton, Pa.

Freeman White, Jr.

6'4"  210 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Henry Woods
#11

Henry Woods

Henry Woods
6'3"  195 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Michael Worley
#34

Michael Worley

Michael Worley
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Bedford, Ohio
Bruce Wright
#36

Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Ted Wright
#27

Ted Wright

Ted Wright
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Bernardino, Calif.
Gene Young
#44

Gene Young

Gene Young
6'2"  220 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
69 Abel John John Abel

John Abel

RG 5-10 205 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
42 Allers LaVerne LaVerne Allers

LaVerne Allers

LG 6-1 195 3 So. Davenport, Iowa
56 Baffico James James Baffico

James Baffico

C 6-1 265 7 Sr. San Francisco, (City College)
50 Barnes Walter Walter Barnes

Walter Barnes

C 6-2 227 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
58 Bishop John John Bishop

John Bishop

C 6-2 210 3 So. Curtis, Neb.
76 Brichacek Gary Gary Brichacek

Gary Brichacek

RT 6-0 215 3 So. Schuyler, Neb.
73 Brown James James Brown

James Brown

RT 6-2 230 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
64 Brown Robert Robert Brown

Robert Brown

RG 6-5 259 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (East Tech)
80 Callahan Richard Richard Callahan

Richard Callahan

E 5-11 185 7 Sr. Sioux Falls, S.D.
78 Carlson Dennis Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson

LT 6-2 216 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
89 Casey Larry Larry Casey

Larry Casey

E 6-0 185 3 So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
14 Claridge Dennis Dennis Claridge

Dennis Claridge

QB 6-3 210 7 Sr. Robbinsdale, Minn.
62 Coleman (Edward) Ricard (Edward) Ricard Coleman

(Edward) Ricard Coleman

RG 6-1 192 3 So. Pittsburgh, Pa.
48 Cotton Thomas Thomas Cotton

Thomas Cotton

LT 6-0 216 3 So. McCook, Neb.
72 Czap Dick Dick Czap

Dick Czap

RT 6-2 225 3 So. Essexville, Mich.
66 Dervin John John Dervin

John Dervin

LG 6-1 194 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
67 Dillard Louis Louis Dillard

Louis Dillard

LG 5-9 180 3 So. Washington, Pa.
82 Doepke Charles Charles Doepke

Charles Doepke

E 6-1 197 5 Jr. Waterloo, Iowa
65 Drum Duncan Duncan Drum

Duncan Drum

RG 6-0 212 5 Jr. Fremont, Neb.
10 Duda Fred Fred Duda

Fred Duda

QB 5-10 183 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
38 Earl William William Earl

William Earl

E 6-0 200 3 So. Summit, N.J.
81 Fisher Pat Pat Fisher

Pat Fisher

E 6-2 200 5 Jr. Norfolk, Neb.
70 Fugitt Mike Mike Fugitt

Mike Fugitt

LT 6-2 211 5 Jr. Wichita, Kan.
79 Griesse Ronald Ronald Griesse

Ronald Griesse

RG 5-11 220 7 Sr. Kearney, Neb.
87 Haug William William Haug

William Haug

E 6-2 200 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
18 Hohn Robert Robert Hohn

Robert Hohn

HB 6-0 183 5 Jr. Beatrice, Neb.
84 Jeter Tony Tony Jeter

Tony Jeter

E 6-3 210 3 So. Weirton, W.Va.
31 Johnson Rudy Rudy Johnson

Rudy Johnson

FB 6-0 198 7 Sr. Arkansas Pass, Texas
28 Johnson William William Johnson

William Johnson

FB 5-11 195 5 Jr. Stanton, Neb.
75 Jones Robert Robert Jones

Robert Jones

LT 6-1 220 7 Sr. West Point, Neb.
40 Kennedy Michael Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy

HB 5-11 190 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
77 Kiffin Monte Monte Kiffin

Monte Kiffin

RT 6-3 235 7 Sr. Lexington, Neb.
68 Kirby John John Kirby

John Kirby

LG 6-3 209 7 Sr. David City, Neb.
86 Koinzan John John Koinzan

John Koinzan

E 6-0 193 5 Jr. Bartlett, Neb.
75 Kramer Larry Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer

LT 6-2 223 5 Jr. Austin, Minn.
15 Lebsack Dave Dave Lebsack

Dave Lebsack

QB 6-0 177 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
88 Love Preston Preston Love

Preston Love

E 6-2 180 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
32 McCloughan Kent Kent McCloughan

Kent McCloughan

HB 6-2 192 5 Jr. Broken Bow, Neb.
63 McDermott Donald Donald McDermott

Donald McDermott

RG 5-11 215 5 Jr. Harlan, Iowa
25 McGinn Bernard Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn

FB 5-11 193 5 Jr. Arlington, Va.
41 McNulty Joe Joe McNulty

Joe McNulty

FB 5-11 195 5 Jr. Wymore, Neb.
54 Michka Ron Ron Michka

Ron Michka

C 6-0 203 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Benson)
29 Myslenski Rick Rick Myslenski

Rick Myslenski

E 6-2 187 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
37 Osberg James James Osberg

James Osberg

RG 5-11 200 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
33 Paschall Willie Willie Paschall

Willie Paschall

HB 5-10 185 5 Jr. San Antonio, Texas (Thomas Jefferson)
61 Pavoris Ed Ed Pavoris

Ed Pavoris

LG 5-10 210 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
30 Petersen Kelly Kelly Petersen

Kelly Petersen

FB 6-0 185 3 So. Cozad, Neb.
26 Poggemeyer Ronald Ronald Poggemeyer

Ronald Poggemeyer

HB 5-10 175 3 So. Nebraska City, Neb.
47 Riley Robert Robert Riley

Robert Riley

LG 6-2 195 3 So. Kansas City, Mo.
57 Rogers Bill Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

LG 5-11 200 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Lane Tech)
21 Ross Willie Willie Ross

Willie Ross

HB 5-11 190 7 Sr. Helena, Ark. (Elize Meller)
59 Rudd Michael Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd

LT 6-1 202 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
51 Schaefer Steve Steve Schaefer

Steve Schaefer

C 6-2 202 3 So. Wintersville, Ohio
49 Schmitzer Larry Larry Schmitzer

Larry Schmitzer

LG 6-0 207 3 So. Midland, Mich.
35 Sebastian John John Sebastian

John Sebastian

HB 5-10 185 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Austin)
52 Sittler Lyle Lyle Sittler

Lyle Sittler

C 6-0 203 5 Jr. Crete, Neb.
22 Smidt Maynard Maynard Smidt

Maynard Smidt

HB 6-0 187 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
43 Smith Bruce Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

FB 5-10 170 5 Jr. Falls City, Neb.
45 Solich Frank Frank Solich

Frank Solich

HB 5-8 160 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
53 Strosnider Don Don Strosnider

Don Strosnider

C 6-1 196 3 So. Lakewood, Ohio
23 Theisen David David Theisen

David Theisen

HB 6-2 200 7 Sr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Piux XI)
83 Tomlinson Larry Larry Tomlinson

Larry Tomlinson

E 6-1 204 7 Sr. O'Neill, Neb. (St. Mary's)
12 Tucker Douglas Douglas Tucker

Douglas Tucker

QB 5-11 185 5 Jr. Davenport, Iowa (West)
55 Tuthill Harry Harry Tuthill

Harry Tuthill

C 6-2 200 5 Jr. Grant, N.M.
46 Vactor Theodore (Red) Theodore (Red) Vactor

Theodore (Red) Vactor

HB 6-0 182 3 So. Washington, Pa.
71 Voss Lloyd Lloyd Voss

Lloyd Voss

RT 6-4 247 7 Sr. Magnolia, Minn.
24 Vujevich John John Vujevich

John Vujevich

HB 5-10 195 5 Jr. Clairton, Pa.
85 White Freeman Freeman White, Jr.

Freeman White, Jr.

E 6-4 210 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
11 Woods Henry Henry Woods

Henry Woods

QB 6-3 195 3 So. Midland, Texas
34 Worley Michael Michael Worley

Michael Worley

FB 6-0 215 3 So. Bedford, Ohio
36 Wright Bruce Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright

LG 6-1 205 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
27 Wright Ted Ted Wright

Ted Wright

HB 5-9 180 5 Jr. San Bernardino, Calif.
44 Young Gene Gene Young

Gene Young

FB 6-2 220 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)


NU Football - 1963 Coaches

Bob Devaney

Bob Devaney
 - Head Coach