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
John Abel
#69
John Abel
5'10"  205 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
James Baffico
#56
James Baffico
6'1"  265 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Francisco, (City College)
6'2"  227 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
John Bishop
#58
John Bishop
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Curtis, Neb.
Gary Brichacek
#76
Gary Brichacek
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
James Brown
#73
James Brown
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
6'5"  259 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio (East Tech)
Richard Callahan
#80
Richard Callahan
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dennis Carlson
#78
Dennis Carlson
6'2"  216 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Larry Casey
#89
Larry Casey
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
6'3"  210 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Robbinsdale, Minn.
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
#62
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
6'1"  192 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Thomas Cotton
#48
Thomas Cotton
6'0"  216 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: McCook, Neb.
Dick Czap
#72
Dick Czap
6'2"  225 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Essexville, Mich.
John Dervin
#66
John Dervin
6'1"  194 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
Louis Dillard
#67
Louis Dillard
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
Charles Doepke
#82
Charles Doepke
6'1"  197 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Duncan Drum
#65
Duncan Drum
6'0"  212 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Fred Duda
#10
Fred Duda
5'10"  183 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
William Earl
#38
William Earl
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Summit, N.J.
Pat Fisher
#81
Pat Fisher
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
Mike Fugitt
#70
Mike Fugitt
6'2"  211 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
Ronald Griesse
#79
Ronald Griesse
5'11"  220 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
William Haug
#87
William Haug
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Robert Hohn
#18
Robert Hohn
6'0"  183 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Beatrice, Neb.
6'3"  210 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Weirton, W.Va.
Rudy Johnson
#31
Rudy Johnson
6'0"  198 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arkansas Pass, Texas
William Johnson
#28
William Johnson
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Stanton, Neb.
Robert Jones
#75
Robert Jones
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Point, Neb.
Michael Kennedy
#40
Michael Kennedy
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Monte Kiffin
#77
Monte Kiffin
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
John Kirby
#68
John Kirby
6'3"  209 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: David City, Neb.
John Koinzan
#86
John Koinzan
6'0"  193 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bartlett, Neb.
6'2"  223 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Austin, Minn.
Dave Lebsack
#15
Dave Lebsack
6'0"  177 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Preston Love
#88
Preston Love
6'2"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Kent McCloughan
#32
Kent McCloughan
6'2"  192 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Broken Bow, Neb.
Donald McDermott
#63
Donald McDermott
5'11"  215 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Harlan, Iowa
Bernard McGinn
#25
Bernard McGinn
5'11"  193 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Joe McNulty
#41
Joe McNulty
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wymore, Neb.
Ron Michka
#54
Ron Michka
6'0"  203 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Benson)
Rick Myslenski
#29
Rick Myslenski
6'2"  187 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
James Osberg
#37
James Osberg
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Willie Paschall
#33
Willie Paschall
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas (Thomas Jefferson)
Ed Pavoris
#61
Ed Pavoris
5'10"  210 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Ronald Poggemeyer
#26
Ronald Poggemeyer
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.
Robert Riley
#47
Robert Riley
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Bill Rogers
#57
Bill Rogers
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (Lane Tech)
Willie Ross
#21
Willie Ross
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Helena, Ark. (Elize Meller)
Michael Rudd
#59
Michael Rudd
6'1"  202 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Steve Schaefer
#51
Steve Schaefer
6'2"  202 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Wintersville, Ohio
Larry Schmitzer
#49
Larry Schmitzer
6'0"  207 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Midland, Mich.
John Sebastian
#35
John Sebastian
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (Austin)
Lyle Sittler
#52
Lyle Sittler
6'0"  203 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Crete, Neb.
Maynard Smidt
#22
Maynard Smidt
6'0"  187 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Bruce Smith
#43
Bruce Smith
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Falls City, Neb.
5'8"  160 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Don Strosnider
#53
Don Strosnider
6'1"  196 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio
David Theisen
#23
David Theisen
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis. (Piux XI)
Larry Tomlinson
#83
Larry Tomlinson
6'1"  204 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb. (St. Mary's)
Douglas Tucker
#12
Douglas Tucker
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa (West)
Harry Tuthill
#55
Harry Tuthill
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Grant, N.M.
Theodore (Red) Vactor
#46
Theodore (Red) Vactor
6'0"  182 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
Lloyd Voss
#71
Lloyd Voss
6'4"  247 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Magnolia, Minn.
John Vujevich
#24
John Vujevich
5'10"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clairton, Pa.
6'4"  210 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Henry Woods
#11
Henry Woods
6'3"  195 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Michael Worley
#34
Michael Worley
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Bedford, Ohio
Bruce Wright
#36
Bruce Wright
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Ted Wright
#27
Ted Wright
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Bernardino, Calif.
Gene Young
#44
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 RG 5-10 205 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
42 Allers LaVerne LaVerne Allers LG 6-1 195 3 So. Davenport, Iowa
56 Baffico James James Baffico C 6-1 265 7 Sr. San Francisco, (City College)
50 Barnes Walter Walter Barnes C 6-2 227 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
58 Bishop John John Bishop C 6-2 210 3 So. Curtis, Neb.
76 Brichacek Gary Gary Brichacek RT 6-0 215 3 So. Schuyler, Neb.
73 Brown James James Brown RT 6-2 230 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
64 Brown Robert Robert Brown RG 6-5 259 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (East Tech)
80 Callahan Richard Richard Callahan E 5-11 185 7 Sr. Sioux Falls, S.D.
78 Carlson Dennis Dennis Carlson LT 6-2 216 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
89 Casey Larry Larry Casey E 6-0 185 3 So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
14 Claridge Dennis Dennis Claridge QB 6-3 210 7 Sr. Robbinsdale, Minn.
62 Coleman (Edward) Ricard (Edward) Ricard Coleman RG 6-1 192 3 So. Pittsburgh, Pa.
48 Cotton Thomas Thomas Cotton LT 6-0 216 3 So. McCook, Neb.
72 Czap Dick Dick Czap RT 6-2 225 3 So. Essexville, Mich.
66 Dervin John John Dervin LG 6-1 194 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
67 Dillard Louis Louis Dillard LG 5-9 180 3 So. Washington, Pa.
82 Doepke Charles Charles Doepke E 6-1 197 5 Jr. Waterloo, Iowa
65 Drum Duncan Duncan Drum RG 6-0 212 5 Jr. Fremont, Neb.
10 Duda Fred Fred Duda QB 5-10 183 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
38 Earl William William Earl E 6-0 200 3 So. Summit, N.J.
81 Fisher Pat Pat Fisher E 6-2 200 5 Jr. Norfolk, Neb.
70 Fugitt Mike Mike Fugitt LT 6-2 211 5 Jr. Wichita, Kan.
79 Griesse Ronald Ronald Griesse RG 5-11 220 7 Sr. Kearney, Neb.
87 Haug William William Haug E 6-2 200 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
18 Hohn Robert Robert Hohn HB 6-0 183 5 Jr. Beatrice, Neb.
84 Jeter Tony Tony Jeter E 6-3 210 3 So. Weirton, W.Va.
31 Johnson Rudy Rudy Johnson FB 6-0 198 7 Sr. Arkansas Pass, Texas
28 Johnson William William Johnson FB 5-11 195 5 Jr. Stanton, Neb.
75 Jones Robert Robert Jones LT 6-1 220 7 Sr. West Point, Neb.
40 Kennedy Michael Michael Kennedy HB 5-11 190 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
77 Kiffin Monte Monte Kiffin RT 6-3 235 7 Sr. Lexington, Neb.
68 Kirby John John Kirby LG 6-3 209 7 Sr. David City, Neb.
86 Koinzan John John Koinzan E 6-0 193 5 Jr. Bartlett, Neb.
75 Kramer Larry Larry Kramer LT 6-2 223 5 Jr. Austin, Minn.
15 Lebsack Dave Dave Lebsack QB 6-0 177 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
88 Love Preston Preston Love E 6-2 180 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
32 McCloughan Kent Kent McCloughan HB 6-2 192 5 Jr. Broken Bow, Neb.
63 McDermott Donald Donald McDermott RG 5-11 215 5 Jr. Harlan, Iowa
25 McGinn Bernard Bernard McGinn FB 5-11 193 5 Jr. Arlington, Va.
41 McNulty Joe Joe McNulty FB 5-11 195 5 Jr. Wymore, Neb.
54 Michka Ron Ron Michka C 6-0 203 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Benson)
29 Myslenski Rick Rick Myslenski E 6-2 187 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
37 Osberg James James Osberg RG 5-11 200 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
33 Paschall Willie Willie Paschall HB 5-10 185 5 Jr. San Antonio, Texas (Thomas Jefferson)
61 Pavoris Ed Ed Pavoris LG 5-10 210 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
30 Petersen Kelly Kelly Petersen FB 6-0 185 3 So. Cozad, Neb.
26 Poggemeyer Ronald Ronald Poggemeyer HB 5-10 175 3 So. Nebraska City, Neb.
47 Riley Robert Robert Riley LG 6-2 195 3 So. Kansas City, Mo.
57 Rogers Bill Bill Rogers LG 5-11 200 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Lane Tech)
21 Ross Willie Willie Ross HB 5-11 190 7 Sr. Helena, Ark. (Elize Meller)
59 Rudd Michael Michael Rudd LT 6-1 202 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
51 Schaefer Steve Steve Schaefer C 6-2 202 3 So. Wintersville, Ohio
49 Schmitzer Larry Larry Schmitzer LG 6-0 207 3 So. Midland, Mich.
35 Sebastian John John Sebastian HB 5-10 185 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Austin)
52 Sittler Lyle Lyle Sittler C 6-0 203 5 Jr. Crete, Neb.
22 Smidt Maynard Maynard Smidt HB 6-0 187 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
43 Smith Bruce Bruce Smith FB 5-10 170 5 Jr. Falls City, Neb.
45 Solich Frank Frank Solich HB 5-8 160 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
53 Strosnider Don Don Strosnider C 6-1 196 3 So. Lakewood, Ohio
23 Theisen David David Theisen HB 6-2 200 7 Sr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Piux XI)
83 Tomlinson Larry Larry Tomlinson E 6-1 204 7 Sr. O'Neill, Neb. (St. Mary's)
12 Tucker Douglas Douglas Tucker QB 5-11 185 5 Jr. Davenport, Iowa (West)
55 Tuthill Harry Harry Tuthill C 6-2 200 5 Jr. Grant, N.M.
46 Vactor Theodore (Red) Theodore (Red) Vactor HB 6-0 182 3 So. Washington, Pa.
71 Voss Lloyd Lloyd Voss RT 6-4 247 7 Sr. Magnolia, Minn.
24 Vujevich John John Vujevich HB 5-10 195 5 Jr. Clairton, Pa.
85 White Freeman Freeman White, Jr. E 6-4 210 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
11 Woods Henry Henry Woods QB 6-3 195 3 So. Midland, Texas
34 Worley Michael Michael Worley FB 6-0 215 3 So. Bedford, Ohio
36 Wright Bruce Bruce Wright LG 6-1 205 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
27 Wright Ted Ted Wright HB 5-9 180 5 Jr. San Bernardino, Calif.
44 Young Gene Gene Young FB 6-2 220 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
NU Football - 1963 Coaches
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