Coach Bob Devaney
6th AP / 7th UPI -----
9-2 (6-1 Big Eight) --
Big Eight Champions
Sugar Bowl
Coach Bob Devaney 6th AP / 7th UPI ----- 9-2 (6-1 Big Eight) -- Big Eight Champions Sugar Bowl
NU Football - 1966 Roster
Bob Ahlschwede
#2
Bob Ahlschwede
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Crete, Neb.
6'0"  209 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Barry Alvarez
#55
Barry Alvarez
5'11"  196 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Burgettstown, Pa.
6'1"  210 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Beatrice, Neb.
Carl Ashman
#90
Carl Ashman
6'1"  245 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Burwell, Neb.
Sam Beechner
#8
Sam Beechner
6'1"  182 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Bob Best
#27
Bob Best
5'11"  175 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: McCook, Neb.
Gary Brichacek
#76
Gary Brichacek
6'2"  228 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
Mel Brichacek
#69
Mel Brichacek
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
Kenny Brunk
#40
Kenny Brunk
5'10"  194 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
George Buckler
#41
George Buckler
6'0"  193 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Boys Town, Neb.
Joe Buda
#52
Joe Buda
6'3"  214 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Sam Buda
#95
Sam Buda
6'5"  246 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Leonard Canarsky
#68
Leonard Canarsky
6'3"  238 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Oakland, Neb.
Kaye Carstens
#21
Kaye Carstens
6'1"  193 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Tom Casbeer
#71
Tom Casbeer
6'0"  235 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Bob Churchich
#15
Bob Churchich
5'11"  176 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
#62
(Edward) Ricard Coleman
5'11"  211 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Langston Coleman
#80
Langston Coleman
6'2"  197 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Louis Cooper
#99
Louis Cooper
6'7"  270 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Paul Critchlow
#35
Paul Critchlow
5'11"  189 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Dick Czap
#70
Dick Czap
6'1"  261 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Essexville, Mich.
Bill Daiss
#13
Bill Daiss
5'11"  182 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Grant, Neb.
Dick Davis
#45
Dick Davis
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Dan Delaney
#92
Dan Delaney
6'0"  235 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Adrian Fiala
#32
Adrian Fiala
6'2"  203 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Al Fierro
#11
Al Fierro
6'2"  192 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Big Springs, Texas
Richard Fitzgerald
#74
Richard Fitzgerald
6'3"  230 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Larry Frost
#28
Larry Frost
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Malcolm, Neb.
Denis Galbraith
#47
Denis Galbraith
5'11"  205 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Jim Gatziolis
#78
Jim Gatziolis
6'1"  258 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Mike Green
#34
Mike Green
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Technical High School)
Laurie Green
#3
Laurie Green
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Minden, La.
Ben Gregory
#22
Ben Gregory
5'11"  199 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Uniontown, Pa.
Stan Grell
#57
Stan Grell
6'1"  202 lbs
Position: Left Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Richard Haasch
#38
Richard Haasch
5'10"  197 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wawatosa, Wis.
Ed Hansen
#58
Ed Hansen
6'3"  236 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Larry Hansen
#79
Larry Hansen
6'6"  258 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Blair, Neb.
Bruce Harding
#16
Bruce Harding
6'1"  198 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
Dan Hartman
#39
Dan Hartman
5'11"  180 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
Robert Hill
#53
Robert Hill
5'10"  193 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill.
Bill Hornbacher
#98
Bill Hornbacher
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Rogers City, Mich.
Leonard Janik
#43
Leonard Janik
5'11"  196 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Sherwin Jarmon
#81
Sherwin Jarmon
6'2"  180 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Tom Jubeck
#4
Tom Jubeck
5'10"  205 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Merrittstown, Pa.
Miles Kimmel
#84
Miles Kimmel
6'2"  209 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Ron Kirkland
#20
Ron Kirkland
6'2"  213 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Bend, Wis.
Dan Kobza
#13
Dan Kobza
6'0"  197 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Shelby, Neb.
Roger Kudrna
#61
Roger Kudrna
6'0"  202 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Red Cloud, Neb.
Alan Kuehl
#42
Alan Kuehl
6'1"  196 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wausau, Wis.
Ken Kusserow
#94
Ken Kusserow
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minn.
6'2"  251 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Alquippa, Pa.
Bob Lints
#49
Bob Lints
6'2"  225 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Brown City, Mich.
Curtis McCarthy
#93
Curtis McCarthy
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Belle Vernon, Pa.
M. Jim McCord
#64
M. Jim McCord
6'2"  258 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb.
Harry Meagher
#58
Harry Meagher
5'11"  212 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
6'0"  239 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bay City, Mich.
Bob Moore
#37
Bob Moore
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: McCook, Neb.
Dennis Morrison
#89
Dennis Morrison
6'1"  191 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
6'0"  192 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
Louis Narish
#56
Louis Narish
6'4"  233 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Bill Nettelmann
#17
Bill Nettelmann
5'11"  164 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Plattsmouth, Neb.
James Osberg
#59
James Osberg
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Tom Pappas
#33
Tom Pappas
5'10"  199 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Frank Patrick
#10
Frank Patrick
6'7"  225 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Derry, Pa.
Jerry Patton
#88
Jerry Patton
6'2"  227 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
Ed Pavoris
#77
Ed Pavoris
5'10"  217 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Tom Penney
#85
Tom Penney
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Augusta, Kan.
6'0"  223 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Robert Pickens
#73
Robert Pickens
6'5"  274 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Evanston, Ill.
Ronald Poggemeyer
#26
Ronald Poggemeyer
5'8"  181 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.
Karl Quinten
#6
Karl Quinten
5'11"  193 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: North Braddock, Pa.
Mike Raymondi
#5
Mike Raymondi
5'10"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Dennis Richnafsky
#82
Dennis Richnafsky
6'0"  186 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clairton, Pa.
Michael Rudd
#97
Michael Rudd
5'11"  201 lbs
Position: Right Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Lynn Senkbeil
#63
Lynn Senkbeil
6'2"  206 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Salina, Kan.
Ernie Sigler
#12
Ernie Sigler
6'0"  179 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Tom Smith
#83
Tom Smith
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Russ Stigge
#50
Russ Stigge
6'1"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Wisner, Neb.
Carel Stith
#72
Carel Stith
6'4"  244 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Pete Tatman
#48
Pete Tatman
6'1"  214 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Robert Taucher
#75
Robert Taucher
6'5"  264 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Dennis Thorell
#25
Dennis Thorell
5'11"  174 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Loomis, Neb.
James Unrath
#51
James Unrath
6'2"  252 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
5'8"  163 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Don Walls
#18
Don Walls
6'0"  223 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.
Joe Washington
#46
Joe Washington
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Jim Watson
#7
Jim Watson
5'11"  170 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Wayne Weber
#14
Wayne Weber
6'3"  191 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb.
Bob Weinman
#90
Bob Weinman
6'0"  198 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
Jerry Wilks
#96
Jerry Wilks
6'3"  251 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Harry Wilson
#31
Harry Wilson
5'11"  196 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
Charlie Winters
#44
Charlie Winters
6'0"  217 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
Mike Wynn
#87
Mike Wynn
6'4"  206 lbs
Position: End
Year: So.
Hometown: Evanston, Ill.
Buster Yannon
#24
Buster Yannon
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
Lynn Young
#1
Lynn Young
6'1"  229 lbs
Position: Right Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
Mick Ziegler
#29
Mick Ziegler
5'11"  181 lbs
Position: Halfback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'3"  209 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hammond, Ind.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
2 Ahlschwede Bob Bob Ahlschwede LG 6-2 205 3 So. Crete, Neb.
67 Allers LaVerne LaVerne Allers LG 6-0 209 7 Sr. Davenport, Iowa
55 Alvarez Barry Barry Alvarez LB 5-11 196 5 Jr. Burgettstown, Pa.
65 Armstrong Joe Joe Armstrong RG 6-1 210 3 So. Beatrice, Neb.
90 Ashman Carl Carl Ashman LT 6-1 245 3 So. Burwell, Neb.
8 Beechner Sam Sam Beechner S 6-1 182 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
27 Best Bob Bob Best S 5-11 175 3 So. McCook, Neb.
76 Brichacek Gary Gary Brichacek LT 6-2 228 7 Sr. Schuyler, Neb.
69 Brichacek Mel Mel Brichacek LG 6-2 195 3 So. Schuyler, Neb.
40 Brunk Kenny Kenny Brunk HB 5-10 194 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
41 Buckler George George Buckler FB 6-0 193 5 Jr. Boys Town, Neb.
52 Buda Joe Joe Buda C 6-3 214 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
95 Buda Sam Sam Buda DT 6-5 246 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
68 Canarsky Leonard Leonard Canarsky LT 6-3 238 3 So. Oakland, Neb.
21 Carstens Kaye Kaye Carstens CB 6-1 193 7 Sr. Fairbury, Neb.
71 Casbeer Tom Tom Casbeer DT 6-0 235 3 So. Midland, Texas
15 Churchich Bob Bob Churchich QB 5-11 176 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
62 Coleman (Edward) Ricard (Edward) Ricard Coleman LB 5-11 211 7 Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.
80 Coleman Langston Langston Coleman DT 6-2 197 7 Sr. Washington, D.C.
99 Cooper Louis Louis Cooper DT 6-7 270 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
35 Critchlow Paul Paul Critchlow FB 5-11 189 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
70 Czap Dick Dick Czap DT 6-1 261 7 Sr. Essexville, Mich.
13 Daiss Bill Bill Daiss CB 5-11 182 3 So. Grant, Neb.
45 Davis Dick Dick Davis HB 5-11 195 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
92 Delaney Dan Dan Delaney DE 6-0 235 3 So. Iowa City, Iowa
32 Fiala Adrian Adrian Fiala CB 6-2 203 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
11 Fierro Al Al Fierro QB 6-2 192 3 So. Big Springs, Texas
74 Fitzgerald Richard Richard Fitzgerald LT 6-3 230 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
28 Frost Larry Larry Frost HB 6-0 195 3 So. Malcolm, Neb.
47 Galbraith Denis Denis Galbraith FB 5-11 205 3 So. Storm Lake, Iowa
78 Gatziolis Jim Jim Gatziolis RT 6-1 258 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
34 Green Mike Mike Green HB 6-0 200 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Technical High School)
3 Green Laurie Laurie Green CB 5-10 185 3 So. Minden, La.
22 Gregory Ben Ben Gregory HB 5-11 199 5 Jr. Uniontown, Pa.
57 Grell Stan Stan Grell LG 6-1 202 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
38 Haasch Richard Richard Haasch HB 5-10 197 5 Jr. Wawatosa, Wis.
58 Hansen Ed Ed Hansen LT 6-3 236 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
79 Hansen Larry Larry Hansen DT 6-6 258 5 Jr. Blair, Neb.
16 Harding Bruce Bruce Harding QB 6-1 198 3 So. Bellevue, Neb.
39 Hartman Dan Dan Hartman S 5-11 180 3 So. Kearney, Neb.
53 Hill Robert Robert Hill C 5-10 193 7 Sr. East St. Louis, Ill.
98 Hornbacher Bill Bill Hornbacher MG 6-0 210 3 So. Rogers City, Mich.
43 Janik Leonard Leonard Janik LB 5-11 196 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
81 Jarmon Sherwin Sherwin Jarmon E 6-2 180 3 So. Detroit, Mich.
4 Jubeck Tom Tom Jubeck FB 5-10 205 3 So. Merrittstown, Pa.
84 Kimmel Miles Miles Kimmel E 6-2 209 3 So. Sioux City, Iowa
20 Kirkland Ron Ron Kirkland HB 6-2 213 7 Sr. West Bend, Wis.
13 Kobza Dan Dan Kobza LB 6-0 197 3 So. Shelby, Neb.
61 Kudrna Roger Roger Kudrna RG 6-0 202 7 Sr. Red Cloud, Neb.
42 Kuehl Alan Alan Kuehl CB 6-1 196 5 Jr. Wausau, Wis.
94 Kusserow Ken Ken Kusserow C 6-3 235 3 So. St. Cloud, Minn.
91 Liggett Bob Bob Liggett DE 6-2 251 3 So. Alquippa, Pa.
49 Lints Bob Bob Lints MG 6-2 225 3 So. Brown City, Mich.
93 McCarthy Curtis Curtis McCarthy DE 6-2 210 3 So. Belle Vernon, Pa.
64 McCord M. Jim M. Jim McCord DT 6-2 258 5 Jr. Fairbury, Neb.
58 Meagher Harry Harry Meagher MG 5-11 212 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
66 Meylan Wayne Wayne Meylan MG 6-0 239 5 Jr. Bay City, Mich.
37 Moore Bob Bob Moore DE 6-2 195 3 So. McCook, Neb.
89 Morrison Dennis Dennis Morrison E 6-1 191 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
30 Mueller Marv Marv Mueller CB 6-0 192 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
56 Narish Louis Louis Narish DT 6-4 233 7 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
17 Nettelmann Bill Bill Nettelmann S 5-11 164 5 Jr. Plattsmouth, Neb.
59 Osberg James James Osberg RG 6-0 205 7 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
33 Pappas Tom Tom Pappas LB 5-10 199 7 Sr. Riverside, Calif.
10 Patrick Frank Frank Patrick QB 6-7 225 3 So. Derry, Pa.
88 Patton Jerry Jerry Patton DE 6-2 227 5 Jr. Saginaw, Mich.
77 Pavoris Ed Ed Pavoris DT 5-10 217 7 Sr. Detroit, Mich.
85 Penney Tom Tom Penney E 6-1 190 3 So. Augusta, Kan.
54 Petersen Kelly Kelly Petersen C 6-0 223 7 Sr. Cozad, Neb.
73 Pickens Robert Robert Pickens RT 6-5 274 7 Sr. Evanston, Ill.
26 Poggemeyer Ronald Ronald Poggemeyer S 5-8 181 7 Sr. Nebraska City, Neb.
6 Quinten Karl Karl Quinten CB 5-11 193 3 So. North Braddock, Pa.
5 Raymondi Mike Mike Raymondi LB 5-10 205 3 So. Los Angeles, Calif.
82 Richnafsky Dennis Dennis Richnafsky SE 6-0 186 5 Jr. Clairton, Pa.
97 Rudd Michael Michael Rudd RG 5-11 201 7 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
63 Senkbeil Lynn Lynn Senkbeil LB 6-2 206 7 Sr. Salina, Kan.
12 Sigler Ernie Ernie Sigler QB 6-0 179 3 So. Dallas, Texas
83 Smith Tom Tom Smith E 6-2 195 5 Jr. Hastings, Neb.
50 Stigge Russ Russ Stigge LB 6-1 215 3 So. Wisner, Neb.
72 Stith Carel Carel Stith DT 6-4 244 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
48 Tatman Pete Pete Tatman FB 6-1 214 7 Sr. North Platte, Neb.
75 Taucher Robert Robert Taucher RT 6-5 264 5 Jr. Cleveland, Ohio
25 Thorell Dennis Dennis Thorell S 5-11 174 7 Sr. Loomis, Neb.
51 Unrath James James Unrath C 6-2 252 7 Sr. Glen Ellyn, Ill.
36 Wachholtz Larry Larry Wachholtz S 5-8 163 7 Sr. North Platte, Neb.
18 Walls Don Don Walls MG 6-0 223 5 Jr. Beaver Falls, Pa.
46 Washington Joe Joe Washington DE 6-2 205 3 So. Washington, D.C.
7 Watson Jim Jim Watson S 5-11 170 3 So. Kansas City, Mo.
14 Weber Wayne Wayne Weber QB 6-3 191 5 Jr. Hastings, Neb.
90 Weinman Bob Bob Weinman DE 6-0 198 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
96 Wilks Jerry Jerry Wilks RT 6-3 251 7 Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
31 Wilson Harry Harry Wilson HB 5-11 196 7 Sr. Steubenville, Ohio
44 Winters Charlie Charlie Winters FB 6-0 217 5 Jr. Joliet, Ill.
87 Wynn Mike Mike Wynn E 6-4 206 3 So. Evanston, Ill.
24 Yannon Buster Buster Yannon HB 5-11 195 3 So. Steubenville, Ohio
1 Young Lynn Lynn Young RT 6-1 229 3 So. Norfolk, Neb.
29 Ziegler Mick Mick Ziegler HB 5-11 181 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
86 Zimmer Ivan Ivan Zimmer DE 6-3 209 5 Jr. Hammond, Ind.
NU Football - 1966 Coaches
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