Coach Bob Devaney
5th AP / 3rd UPI -----
10-1 (7-0 Big Eight) --
Big Eight Champions
Orange Bowl
Coach Bob Devaney 5th AP / 3rd UPI ----- 10-1 (7-0 Big Eight) -- Big Eight Champions Orange Bowl
NU Football - 1965 Roster
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Barry Alvarez
#33
Barry Alvarez
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Burgettstown, Pa.
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Dennis Beck
#39
Dennis Beck
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Powell, Wyo.
Gary Brichacek
#76
Gary Brichacek
6'1"  229 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
Bill Brown
#24
Bill Brown
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
James Brown
#73
James Brown
6'2"  251 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Kenny Brunk
#40
Kenny Brunk
5'10"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
George Buckler
#41
George Buckler
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Boys Town, Neb.
Leonard Canarsky
#68
Leonard Canarsky
6'4"  225 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Oakland, Neb.
Dennis Carlson
#78
Dennis Carlson
6'2"  235 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Kaye Carstens
#21
Kaye Carstens
6'1"  194 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Larry Casey
#89
Larry Casey
5'11"  187 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bob Churchich
#15
Bob Churchich
5'11"  176 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
#62
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
5'11"  207 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Langston Coleman
#80
Langston Coleman
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Paul Critchlow
#35
Paul Critchlow
5'9"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Dick Czap
#70
Dick Czap
6'2"  256 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Essexville, Mich.
Dan Delaney
#92
Dan Delaney
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Duncan Drum
#55
Duncan Drum
6'0"  237 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Fred Duda
#10
Fred Duda
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Al Fierro
#11
Al Fierro
6'3"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Big Springs, Texas
Jim Gatziolis
#65
Jim Gatziolis
6'1"  245 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Mike Grace
#81
Mike Grace
6'3"  217 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Ben Gregory
#22
Ben Gregory
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Uniontown, Pa.
Stan Grell
#57
Stan Grell
6'1"  203 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Richard Haasch
#38
Richard Haasch
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Wawatosa, Wis.
Ed Hansen
#58
Ed Hansen
6'3"  215 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Larry Hansen
#79
Larry Hansen
6'4"  248 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Blair, Neb.
William Haug
#87
William Haug
6'2"  198 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
James Hawkins
#32
James Hawkins
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.
Robert Hill
#53
Robert Hill
5'10"  204 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill.
Leonard Janik
#43
Leonard Janik
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
6'3"  225 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Weirton, W.Va.
William Johnson
#28
William Johnson
5'10"  187 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Stanton, Neb.
Michael Kennedy
#69
Michael Kennedy
5'9"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Miles Kimmel
#91
Miles Kimmel
6'3"  205 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Ron Kirkland
#20
Ron Kirkland
6'2"  201 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: West Bend, Wis.
Roger Kudrna
#61
Roger Kudrna
6'0"  209 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Red Cloud, Neb.
Alan Kuehl
#42
Alan Kuehl
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Wausau, Wis.
Al Mackevicius
#95
Al Mackevicius
6'1"  225 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
M. Jim McCord
#64
M. Jim McCord
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
6'0"  225 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Bay City, Mich.
Dennis Morrison
#37
Dennis Morrison
6'1"  185 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
6'1"  189 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
Jerry Murphy
#52
Jerry Murphy
6'2"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Louis Narish
#56
Louis Narish
6'4"  225 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Bill Nettelmann
#17
Bill Nettelmann
6'0"  167 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Plattsmouth, Neb.
James Osberg
#59
James Osberg
6'0"  204 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Tom Pappas
#34
Tom Pappas
5'10"  203 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Jerry Patton
#88
Jerry Patton
6'1"  212 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
6'0"  223 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Ronald Poggemeyer
#26
Ronald Poggemeyer
5'9"  182 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.
Dennis Richnafsky
#82
Dennis Richnafsky
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Clairton, Pa.
Steve Schaefer
#51
Steve Schaefer
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wintersville, Ohio
Bill Schindel
#93
Bill Schindel
6'4"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Lynn Senkbeil
#63
Lynn Senkbeil
6'2"  211 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Salina, Kan.
Ernie Sigler
#12
Ernie Sigler
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Tom Smith
#83
Tom Smith
6'3"  195 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
5'8"  162 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Bill Startzer
#90
Bill Startzer
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Neb.
Carel Stith
#72
Carel Stith
6'4"  251 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
John Strohmyer
#74
John Strohmyer
6'2"  240 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
Pete Tatman
#48
Pete Tatman
6'1"  223 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Robert Taucher
#75
Robert Taucher
6'5"  278 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Dennis Thorell
#25
Dennis Thorell
5'11"  163 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Loomis, Neb.
Harry Tuthill
#50
Harry Tuthill
6'2"  203 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Grant, N.M.
Joe Unis
#19
Joe Unis
5'10"  203 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hopewell, Pa.
Theodore (Red) Vactor
#46
Theodore (Red) Vactor
6'0"  176 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
5'8"  163 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Don Walls
#18
Don Walls
6'1"  216 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.
Wayne Weber
#14
Wayne Weber
6'3"  180 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Bob Weinman
#47
Bob Weinman
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
6'5"  220 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Jerry Wilks
#71
Jerry Wilks
6'2"  242 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Harry Wilson
#31
Harry Wilson
5'11"  191 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
Charlie Winters
#44
Charlie Winters
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
Michael Worley
#49
Michael Worley
5'8"  211 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bedford, Ohio
Steve Zemko
#23
Steve Zemko
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Charlerod, Pa.
Mick Ziegler
#29
Mick Ziegler
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'3"  190 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Hammond, Ind.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
67 Allers LaVerne LaVerne Allers LG 6-0 205 5 Jr. Davenport, Iowa
33 Alvarez Barry Barry Alvarez LB 6-0 215 3 So. Burgettstown, Pa.
77 Barnes Walter Walter Barnes MG 6-3 235 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
39 Beck Dennis Dennis Beck S 6-0 175 3 So. Powell, Wyo.
76 Brichacek Gary Gary Brichacek RT 6-1 229 5 Jr. Schuyler, Neb.
24 Brown Bill Bill Brown FB 6-0 210 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
73 Brown James James Brown OT 6-2 251 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
40 Brunk Kenny Kenny Brunk FB 5-10 195 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
41 Buckler George George Buckler FB 6-0 195 3 So. Boys Town, Neb.
68 Canarsky Leonard Leonard Canarsky RT 6-4 225 3 So. Oakland, Neb.
78 Carlson Dennis Dennis Carlson RT 6-2 235 7 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
21 Carstens Kaye Kaye Carstens CB 6-1 194 5 Jr. Fairbury, Neb.
89 Casey Larry Larry Casey E 5-11 187 7 Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
15 Churchich Bob Bob Churchich QB 5-11 176 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
62 Coleman (Edward) Ricard (Edward) Ricard Coleman LB 5-11 207 5 Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa.
80 Coleman Langston Langston Coleman DE 6-2 195 5 Jr. Washington, D.C.
35 Critchlow Paul Paul Critchlow HB 5-9 195 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
70 Czap Dick Dick Czap DT 6-2 256 5 Jr. Essexville, Mich.
92 Delaney Dan Dan Delaney E 6-1 205 3 So. Iowa City, Iowa
55 Drum Duncan Duncan Drum C 6-0 237 7 Sr. Fremont, Neb.
10 Duda Fred Fred Duda QB 5-10 185 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
11 Fierro Al Al Fierro QB 6-3 200 3 So. Big Springs, Texas
65 Gatziolis Jim Jim Gatziolis RG 6-1 245 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
81 Grace Mike Mike Grace DE 6-3 217 5 Jr. Sioux City, Iowa
22 Gregory Ben Ben Gregory FB 6-0 190 3 So. Uniontown, Pa.
57 Grell Stan Stan Grell LG 6-1 203 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
38 Haasch Richard Richard Haasch FB 6-0 190 3 So. Wawatosa, Wis.
58 Hansen Ed Ed Hansen RT 6-3 215 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
79 Hansen Larry Larry Hansen DT 6-4 248 3 So. Blair, Neb.
87 Haug William William Haug DE 6-2 198 7 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
32 Hawkins James James Hawkins CB 5-9 170 3 So. Jefferson City, Mo.
53 Hill Robert Robert Hill C 5-10 204 5 Jr. East St. Louis, Ill.
43 Janik Leonard Leonard Janik LB 6-0 195 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
84 Jeter Tony Tony Jeter E 6-3 225 7 Sr. Weirton, W.Va.
28 Johnson William William Johnson LB 5-10 187 7 Sr. Stanton, Neb.
69 Kennedy Michael Michael Kennedy LB 5-9 215 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
91 Kimmel Miles Miles Kimmel E 6-3 205 3 So. Sioux City, Iowa
20 Kirkland Ron Ron Kirkland HB 6-2 201 5 Jr. West Bend, Wis.
61 Kudrna Roger Roger Kudrna LB 6-0 209 5 Jr. Red Cloud, Neb.
42 Kuehl Alan Alan Kuehl LB 6-2 210 3 So. Wausau, Wis.
95 Mackevicius Al Al Mackevicius C 6-1 225 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
64 McCord M. Jim M. Jim McCord DT 6-2 230 3 So. Fairbury, Neb.
66 Meylan Wayne Wayne Meylan RG 6-0 225 3 So. Bay City, Mich.
37 Morrison Dennis Dennis Morrison FB 6-1 185 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
30 Mueller Marv Marv Mueller DB 6-1 189 3 So. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
52 Murphy Jerry Jerry Murphy MG 6-2 235 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
56 Narish Louis Louis Narish DT 6-4 225 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
17 Nettelmann Bill Bill Nettelmann S 6-0 167 3 So. Plattsmouth, Neb.
59 Osberg James James Osberg RG 6-0 204 5 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn.
34 Pappas Tom Tom Pappas LB 5-10 203 5 Jr. Riverside, Calif.
88 Patton Jerry Jerry Patton DE 6-1 212 3 So. Saginaw, Mich.
54 Petersen Kelly Kelly Petersen C 6-0 223 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
26 Poggemeyer Ronald Ronald Poggemeyer S 5-9 182 5 Jr. Nebraska City, Neb.
82 Richnafsky Dennis Dennis Richnafsky SE 6-0 185 3 So. Clairton, Pa.
51 Schaefer Steve Steve Schaefer MG 6-3 235 7 Sr. Wintersville, Ohio
93 Schindel Bill Bill Schindel OT 6-4 235 3 So. Aurora, Ill.
63 Senkbeil Lynn Lynn Senkbeil LB 6-2 211 5 Jr. Salina, Kan.
12 Sigler Ernie Ernie Sigler QB 6-0 185 3 So. Dallas, Texas
83 Smith Tom Tom Smith E 6-3 195 5 Jr. Hastings, Neb.
45 Solich Frank Frank Solich HB 5-8 162 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
90 Startzer Bill Bill Startzer DE 6-2 195 3 So. Scottsbluff, Neb.
72 Stith Carel Carel Stith DT 6-4 251 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
74 Strohmyer John John Strohmyer DT 6-2 240 7 Sr. Lexington, Neb.
48 Tatman Pete Pete Tatman FB 6-1 223 5 Jr. North Platte, Neb.
75 Taucher Robert Robert Taucher OT 6-5 278 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
25 Thorell Dennis Dennis Thorell CB 5-11 163 5 Jr. Loomis, Neb.
50 Tuthill Harry Harry Tuthill C 6-2 203 7 Sr. Grant, N.M.
19 Unis Joe Joe Unis LG 5-10 203 5 Jr. Hopewell, Pa.
46 Vactor Theodore (Red) Theodore (Red) Vactor S 6-0 176 7 Sr. Washington, Pa.
36 Wachholtz Larry Larry Wachholtz S 5-8 163 5 Jr. North Platte, Neb.
18 Walls Don Don Walls DT 6-1 216 3 So. Beaver Falls, Pa.
14 Weber Wayne Wayne Weber QB 6-3 180 3 So. Hastings, Neb.
47 Weinman Bob Bob Weinman CB 6-1 205 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
85 White Freeman Freeman White, Jr. E 6-5 220 7 Sr. Detroit, Mich.
71 Wilks Jerry Jerry Wilks OT 6-2 242 5 Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
31 Wilson Harry Harry Wilson FB 5-11 191 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
44 Winters Charlie Charlie Winters FB 6-2 210 3 So. Joliet, Ill.
49 Worley Michael Michael Worley FB 5-8 211 7 Sr. Bedford, Ohio
23 Zemko Steve Steve Zemko LB 5-11 200 3 So. Charlerod, Pa.
29 Ziegler Mick Mick Ziegler HB 5-11 185 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
86 Zimmer Ivan Ivan Zimmer DE 6-3 190 3 So. Hammond, Ind.
NU Football - 1965 Coaches
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