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

NU Football - 1965 Players

LaVerne Allers

6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Barry Alvarez
#33

Barry Alvarez

Barry Alvarez
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Burgettstown, Pa.

Walter Barnes

6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Dennis Beck
#39

Dennis Beck

Dennis Beck
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Powell, Wyo.
Gary Brichacek
#76

Gary Brichacek

Gary Brichacek
6'1"  229 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
Bill Brown
#24

Bill Brown

Bill Brown
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
James Brown
#73

James Brown

James Brown
6'2"  251 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Kenny Brunk
#40

Kenny Brunk

Kenny Brunk
5'10"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
George Buckler
#41

George Buckler

George Buckler
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Boys Town, Neb.
Leonard Canarsky
#68

Leonard Canarsky

Leonard Canarsky
6'4"  225 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Oakland, Neb.
Dennis Carlson
#78

Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson
6'2"  235 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Kaye Carstens
#21

Kaye Carstens

Kaye Carstens
6'1"  194 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Larry Casey
#89

Larry Casey

Larry Casey
5'11"  187 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bob Churchich
#15

Bob Churchich

Bob Churchich
5'11"  176 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
#62

(Edward) Ricard Coleman

(Edward) Ricard Coleman
5'11"  207 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Langston Coleman
#80

Langston Coleman

Langston Coleman
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Paul Critchlow
#35

Paul Critchlow

Paul Critchlow
5'9"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Dick Czap
#70

Dick Czap

Dick Czap
6'2"  256 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Essexville, Mich.
Dan Delaney
#92

Dan Delaney

Dan Delaney
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Duncan Drum
#55

Duncan Drum

Duncan Drum
6'0"  237 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Fred Duda
#10

Fred Duda

Fred Duda
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Al Fierro
#11

Al Fierro

Al Fierro
6'3"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Big Springs, Texas
Jim Gatziolis
#65

Jim Gatziolis

Jim Gatziolis
6'1"  245 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Mike Grace
#81

Mike Grace

Mike Grace
6'3"  217 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Ben Gregory
#22

Ben Gregory

Ben Gregory
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Uniontown, Pa.
Stan Grell
#57

Stan Grell

Stan Grell
6'1"  203 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Richard Haasch
#38

Richard Haasch

Richard Haasch
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Wawatosa, Wis.
Ed Hansen
#58

Ed Hansen

Ed Hansen
6'3"  215 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Larry Hansen
#79

Larry Hansen

Larry Hansen
6'4"  248 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Blair, Neb.
William Haug
#87

William Haug

William Haug
6'2"  198 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
James Hawkins
#32

James Hawkins

James Hawkins
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.
Robert Hill
#53

Robert Hill

Robert Hill
5'10"  204 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill.
Leonard Janik
#43

Leonard Janik

Leonard Janik
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Tony Jeter

6'3"  225 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Weirton, W.Va.
William Johnson
#28

William Johnson

William Johnson
5'10"  187 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Stanton, Neb.
Michael Kennedy
#69

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy
5'9"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Miles Kimmel
#91

Miles Kimmel

Miles Kimmel
6'3"  205 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Ron Kirkland
#20

Ron Kirkland

Ron Kirkland
6'2"  201 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: West Bend, Wis.
Roger Kudrna
#61

Roger Kudrna

Roger Kudrna
6'0"  209 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Red Cloud, Neb.
Alan Kuehl
#42

Alan Kuehl

Alan Kuehl
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Wausau, Wis.
Al Mackevicius
#95

Al Mackevicius

Al Mackevicius
6'1"  225 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
M. Jim McCord
#64

M. Jim McCord

M. Jim McCord
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.

Wayne Meylan

6'0"  225 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Bay City, Mich.
Dennis Morrison
#37

Dennis Morrison

Dennis Morrison
6'1"  185 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Marv Mueller

6'1"  189 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
Jerry Murphy
#52

Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy
6'2"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Louis Narish
#56

Louis Narish

Louis Narish
6'4"  225 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Bill Nettelmann
#17

Bill Nettelmann

Bill Nettelmann
6'0"  167 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Plattsmouth, Neb.
James Osberg
#59

James Osberg

James Osberg
6'0"  204 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Tom Pappas
#34

Tom Pappas

Tom Pappas
5'10"  203 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Jerry Patton
#88

Jerry Patton

Jerry Patton
6'1"  212 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.

Kelly Petersen

6'0"  223 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Ronald Poggemeyer
#26

Ronald Poggemeyer

Ronald Poggemeyer
5'9"  182 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.
Dennis Richnafsky
#82

Dennis Richnafsky

Dennis Richnafsky
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Clairton, Pa.
Steve Schaefer
#51

Steve Schaefer

Steve Schaefer
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wintersville, Ohio
Bill Schindel
#93

Bill Schindel

Bill Schindel
6'4"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Lynn Senkbeil
#63

Lynn Senkbeil

Lynn Senkbeil
6'2"  211 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Salina, Kan.
Ernie Sigler
#12

Ernie Sigler

Ernie Sigler
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Tom Smith
#83

Tom Smith

Tom Smith
6'3"  195 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.

Frank Solich

5'8"  162 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Bill Startzer
#90

Bill Startzer

Bill Startzer
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Neb.
Carel Stith
#72

Carel Stith

Carel Stith
6'4"  251 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
John Strohmyer
#74

John Strohmyer

John Strohmyer
6'2"  240 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
Pete Tatman
#48

Pete Tatman

Pete Tatman
6'1"  223 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Robert Taucher
#75

Robert Taucher

Robert Taucher
6'5"  278 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Dennis Thorell
#25

Dennis Thorell

Dennis Thorell
5'11"  163 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Loomis, Neb.
Harry Tuthill
#50

Harry Tuthill

Harry Tuthill
6'2"  203 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Grant, N.M.
Joe Unis
#19

Joe Unis

Joe Unis
5'10"  203 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hopewell, Pa.
Theodore (Red) Vactor
#46

Theodore (Red) Vactor

Theodore (Red) Vactor
6'0"  176 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Washington, Pa.

Larry Wachholtz

5'8"  163 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Don Walls
#18

Don Walls

Don Walls
6'1"  216 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.
Wayne Weber
#14

Wayne Weber

Wayne Weber
6'3"  180 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Bob Weinman
#47

Bob Weinman

Bob Weinman
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio

Freeman White, Jr.

6'5"  220 lbs
Position: End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Jerry Wilks
#71

Jerry Wilks

Jerry Wilks
6'2"  242 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Harry Wilson
#31

Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson
5'11"  191 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
Charlie Winters
#44

Charlie Winters

Charlie Winters
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
Michael Worley
#49

Michael Worley

Michael Worley
5'8"  211 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bedford, Ohio
Steve Zemko
#23

Steve Zemko

Steve Zemko
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Charlerod, Pa.
Mick Ziegler
#29

Mick Ziegler

Mick Ziegler
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

Ivan Zimmer

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

LaVerne Allers

LG 6-0 205 5 Jr. Davenport, Iowa
33 Alvarez Barry Barry Alvarez

Barry Alvarez

LB 6-0 215 3 So. Burgettstown, Pa.
77 Barnes Walter Walter Barnes

Walter Barnes

MG 6-3 235 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
39 Beck Dennis Dennis Beck

Dennis Beck

S 6-0 175 3 So. Powell, Wyo.
76 Brichacek Gary Gary Brichacek

Gary Brichacek

RT 6-1 229 5 Jr. Schuyler, Neb.
24 Brown Bill Bill Brown

Bill Brown

FB 6-0 210 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
73 Brown James James Brown

James Brown

OT 6-2 251 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
40 Brunk Kenny Kenny Brunk

Kenny Brunk

FB 5-10 195 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
41 Buckler George George Buckler

George Buckler

FB 6-0 195 3 So. Boys Town, Neb.
68 Canarsky Leonard Leonard Canarsky

Leonard Canarsky

RT 6-4 225 3 So. Oakland, Neb.
78 Carlson Dennis Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson

RT 6-2 235 7 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
21 Carstens Kaye Kaye Carstens

Kaye Carstens

CB 6-1 194 5 Jr. Fairbury, Neb.
89 Casey Larry Larry Casey

Larry Casey

E 5-11 187 7 Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
15 Churchich Bob Bob Churchich

Bob Churchich

QB 5-11 176 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
62 Coleman (Edward) Ricard (Edward) Ricard Coleman

(Edward) Ricard Coleman

LB 5-11 207 5 Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa.
80 Coleman Langston Langston Coleman

Langston Coleman

DE 6-2 195 5 Jr. Washington, D.C.
35 Critchlow Paul Paul Critchlow

Paul Critchlow

HB 5-9 195 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
70 Czap Dick Dick Czap

Dick Czap

DT 6-2 256 5 Jr. Essexville, Mich.
92 Delaney Dan Dan Delaney

Dan Delaney

E 6-1 205 3 So. Iowa City, Iowa
55 Drum Duncan Duncan Drum

Duncan Drum

C 6-0 237 7 Sr. Fremont, Neb.
10 Duda Fred Fred Duda

Fred Duda

QB 5-10 185 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
11 Fierro Al Al Fierro

Al Fierro

QB 6-3 200 3 So. Big Springs, Texas
65 Gatziolis Jim Jim Gatziolis

Jim Gatziolis

RG 6-1 245 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
81 Grace Mike Mike Grace

Mike Grace

DE 6-3 217 5 Jr. Sioux City, Iowa
22 Gregory Ben Ben Gregory

Ben Gregory

FB 6-0 190 3 So. Uniontown, Pa.
57 Grell Stan Stan Grell

Stan Grell

LG 6-1 203 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
38 Haasch Richard Richard Haasch

Richard Haasch

FB 6-0 190 3 So. Wawatosa, Wis.
58 Hansen Ed Ed Hansen

Ed Hansen

RT 6-3 215 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
79 Hansen Larry Larry Hansen

Larry Hansen

DT 6-4 248 3 So. Blair, Neb.
87 Haug William William Haug

William Haug

DE 6-2 198 7 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
32 Hawkins James James Hawkins

James Hawkins

CB 5-9 170 3 So. Jefferson City, Mo.
53 Hill Robert Robert Hill

Robert Hill

C 5-10 204 5 Jr. East St. Louis, Ill.
43 Janik Leonard Leonard Janik

Leonard Janik

LB 6-0 195 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
84 Jeter Tony Tony Jeter

Tony Jeter

E 6-3 225 7 Sr. Weirton, W.Va.
28 Johnson William William Johnson

William Johnson

LB 5-10 187 7 Sr. Stanton, Neb.
69 Kennedy Michael Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy

LB 5-9 215 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
91 Kimmel Miles Miles Kimmel

Miles Kimmel

E 6-3 205 3 So. Sioux City, Iowa
20 Kirkland Ron Ron Kirkland

Ron Kirkland

HB 6-2 201 5 Jr. West Bend, Wis.
61 Kudrna Roger Roger Kudrna

Roger Kudrna

LB 6-0 209 5 Jr. Red Cloud, Neb.
42 Kuehl Alan Alan Kuehl

Alan Kuehl

LB 6-2 210 3 So. Wausau, Wis.
95 Mackevicius Al Al Mackevicius

Al Mackevicius

C 6-1 225 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
64 McCord M. Jim M. Jim McCord

M. Jim McCord

DT 6-2 230 3 So. Fairbury, Neb.
66 Meylan Wayne Wayne Meylan

Wayne Meylan

RG 6-0 225 3 So. Bay City, Mich.
37 Morrison Dennis Dennis Morrison

Dennis Morrison

FB 6-1 185 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
30 Mueller Marv Marv Mueller

Marv Mueller

DB 6-1 189 3 So. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
52 Murphy Jerry Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy

MG 6-2 235 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
56 Narish Louis Louis Narish

Louis Narish

DT 6-4 225 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
17 Nettelmann Bill Bill Nettelmann

Bill Nettelmann

S 6-0 167 3 So. Plattsmouth, Neb.
59 Osberg James James Osberg

James Osberg

RG 6-0 204 5 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn.
34 Pappas Tom Tom Pappas

Tom Pappas

LB 5-10 203 5 Jr. Riverside, Calif.
88 Patton Jerry Jerry Patton

Jerry Patton

DE 6-1 212 3 So. Saginaw, Mich.
54 Petersen Kelly Kelly Petersen

Kelly Petersen

C 6-0 223 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
26 Poggemeyer Ronald Ronald Poggemeyer

Ronald Poggemeyer

S 5-9 182 5 Jr. Nebraska City, Neb.
82 Richnafsky Dennis Dennis Richnafsky

Dennis Richnafsky

SE 6-0 185 3 So. Clairton, Pa.
51 Schaefer Steve Steve Schaefer

Steve Schaefer

MG 6-3 235 7 Sr. Wintersville, Ohio
93 Schindel Bill Bill Schindel

Bill Schindel

OT 6-4 235 3 So. Aurora, Ill.
63 Senkbeil Lynn Lynn Senkbeil

Lynn Senkbeil

LB 6-2 211 5 Jr. Salina, Kan.
12 Sigler Ernie Ernie Sigler

Ernie Sigler

QB 6-0 185 3 So. Dallas, Texas
83 Smith Tom Tom Smith

Tom Smith

E 6-3 195 5 Jr. Hastings, Neb.
45 Solich Frank Frank Solich

Frank Solich

HB 5-8 162 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
90 Startzer Bill Bill Startzer

Bill Startzer

DE 6-2 195 3 So. Scottsbluff, Neb.
72 Stith Carel Carel Stith

Carel Stith

DT 6-4 251 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
74 Strohmyer John John Strohmyer

John Strohmyer

DT 6-2 240 7 Sr. Lexington, Neb.
48 Tatman Pete Pete Tatman

Pete Tatman

FB 6-1 223 5 Jr. North Platte, Neb.
75 Taucher Robert Robert Taucher

Robert Taucher

OT 6-5 278 3 So. Cleveland, Ohio
25 Thorell Dennis Dennis Thorell

Dennis Thorell

CB 5-11 163 5 Jr. Loomis, Neb.
50 Tuthill Harry Harry Tuthill

Harry Tuthill

C 6-2 203 7 Sr. Grant, N.M.
19 Unis Joe Joe Unis

Joe Unis

LG 5-10 203 5 Jr. Hopewell, Pa.
46 Vactor Theodore (Red) Theodore (Red) Vactor

Theodore (Red) Vactor

S 6-0 176 7 Sr. Washington, Pa.
36 Wachholtz Larry Larry Wachholtz

Larry Wachholtz

S 5-8 163 5 Jr. North Platte, Neb.
18 Walls Don Don Walls

Don Walls

DT 6-1 216 3 So. Beaver Falls, Pa.
14 Weber Wayne Wayne Weber

Wayne Weber

QB 6-3 180 3 So. Hastings, Neb.
47 Weinman Bob Bob Weinman

Bob Weinman

CB 6-1 205 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
85 White Freeman Freeman White, Jr.

Freeman White, Jr.

E 6-5 220 7 Sr. Detroit, Mich.
71 Wilks Jerry Jerry Wilks

Jerry Wilks

OT 6-2 242 5 Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
31 Wilson Harry Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson

FB 5-11 191 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
44 Winters Charlie Charlie Winters

Charlie Winters

FB 6-2 210 3 So. Joliet, Ill.
49 Worley Michael Michael Worley

Michael Worley

FB 5-8 211 7 Sr. Bedford, Ohio
23 Zemko Steve Steve Zemko

Steve Zemko

LB 5-11 200 3 So. Charlerod, Pa.
29 Ziegler Mick Mick Ziegler

Mick Ziegler

HB 5-11 185 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
86 Zimmer Ivan Ivan Zimmer

Ivan Zimmer

DE 6-3 190 3 So. Hammond, Ind.


NU Football - 1965 Coaches

Bob Devaney

Bob Devaney
 - Head Coach