Coach Tom Osborne
12th AP / 10th UPI ---
9-3 (5-2 Big Eight)
Liberty Bowl
Coach Tom Osborne 12th AP / 10th UPI --- 9-3 (5-2 Big Eight) Liberty Bowl
NU Football - 1977 Roster
Rene Anderson
#2
Rene Anderson
6'2"  172 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
6'4"  223 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Monte Anthony
#49
Monte Anthony
6'3"  208 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
Bill Barnett
#97
Bill Barnett
6'5"  235 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Afton, Minn.
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
Keith Bishop
#53
Keith Bishop
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Jeff Bloom
#50
Jeff Bloom
6'2"  185 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
Kenny Brown
#22
Kenny Brown
6'0"  176 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Mike Bruce
#76
Mike Bruce
6'6"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Bill Bryant
#95
Bill Bryant
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Decatur, Ala.
Ed Burns
#17
Ed Burns
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Jeff Carpenter
#37
Jeff Carpenter
6'1"  218 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Dan Cass
#8
Dan Cass
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'4"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Odessa, Texas
Lawrence Cole
#81
Lawrence Cole
6'2"  201 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Lawrence Cooley
#67
Lawrence Cooley
6'0"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Monroe, Mich.
Barney Cotton
#54
Barney Cotton
6'5"  245 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Curtis Craig
#33
Curtis Craig
5'11"  183 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
6'3"  238 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Rod Dixon
#5
Rod Dixon
6'3"  190 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Oxnard, Calif.
Dodie Donnell
#45
Dodie Donnell
6'2"  219 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hackensack, N.J.
Mark Dufresne
#88
Mark Dufresne
6'4"  232 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
Bruce Dunning
#40
Bruce Dunning
6'3"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
Gary England
#91
Gary England
6'5"  250 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Earl Everett
#9
Earl Everett
6'1"  192 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Tim Fischer
#16
Tim Fischer
5'9"  165 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Anniston, Ala.
Steve Frei
#27
Steve Frei
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Randy Garcia
#18
Randy Garcia
6'1"  196 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Reg Gast
#82
Reg Gast
6'3"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Scott Gemar
#1
Scott Gemar
6'3"  200 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: So.
Hometown: Sutton, Neb.
Steve Glenn
#71
Steve Glenn
6'3"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pawnee City, Neb.
Mark Goodspeed
#72
Mark Goodspeed
6'6"  245 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Leawood, Kan.
Tim Hager
#10
Tim Hager
6'1"  178 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Jeff Hansen
#48
Jeff Hansen
6'2"  198 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif. (El Camino)
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lexington, Neb.
John Havekost
#69
John Havekost
6'4"  210 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Scribner, Neb.
Brian Hedrick
#43
Brian Hedrick
6'2"  204 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: York, Neb.
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Chapin, S.C.
6'5"  259 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
John Ingram
#19
John Ingram
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Greg Jorgensen
#63
Greg Jorgensen
6'2"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minden, Neb.
Percy Keith
#21
Percy Keith
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
John Keuten
#64
John Keuten
6'1"  225 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Grant, Neb.
Lee Kunz
#38
Lee Kunz
6'3"  206 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Golden, Colo.
Jeff Lee
#26
Jeff Lee
6'2"  180 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Racine, Wis.
Oudious Lee
#65
Oudious Lee
6'1"  218 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Pat Lehigh
#6
Pat Lehigh
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Steve Lindquist
#68
Steve Lindquist
6'6"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Frank Lockett
#80
Frank Lockett
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Richmond, Calif.
Rocke Loken
#87
Rocke Loken
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Littleton, Colo.
Steve Markus
#56
Steve Markus
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
Tom Matthies
#77
Tom Matthies
6'7"  240 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Oxford, Neb.
Tim McCrady
#24
Tim McCrady
5'10"  168 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Plainview, Neb.
Greg McQuitter
#41
Greg McQuitter
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Andy Means
#34
Andy Means
6'0"  160 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Holdrege, Neb.
6'4"  222 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Brett Moritz
#70
Brett Moritz
6'5"  254 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Osmond, Neb.
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Fairmont, Neb.
Dave O'Doherty
#78
Dave O'Doherty
6'4"  215 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Tom Ohrt
#74
Tom Ohrt
6'4"  244 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Millard, Neb.
Dennis Payne
#13
Dennis Payne
6'1"  185 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Dan Pensick
#93
Dan Pensick
6'5"  245 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
6'0"  193 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Monroe, Neb.
Randy Poeschl
#75
Randy Poeschl
6'8"  270 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Dana Powers
#28
Dana Powers
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Moorhead, Minn.
Jeff Pullen
#66
Jeff Pullen
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Central City, Neb.
Jeff Quinn
#11
Jeff Quinn
6'2"  190 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Ord, Neb.
Randy Rick
#90
Randy Rick
6'4"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Kelvin Roehrs
#99
Kelvin Roehrs
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
John Ruud
#46
John Ruud
6'2"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.
6'4"  237 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
Tony Samuel
#98
Tony Samuel
6'3"  210 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
6'6"  230 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
John Selko
#83
John Selko
6'4"  212 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Kent Smith
#23
Kent Smith
6'2"  196 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Thief River Falls, Minn.
6'3"  194 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
Tom Sorley
#12
Tom Sorley
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Big Springs, Texas
Ken Spaeth
#86
Ken Spaeth
6'5"  230 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mahnomen, Minn.
Dan Steiner
#58
Dan Steiner
6'2"  242 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
Keith Steward
#44
Keith Steward
5'11"  210 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
Byron Stewart
#30
Byron Stewart
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Oxon Hill, Md.
Mark Stroh
#85
Mark Stroh
6'3"  203 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Dean Sukup
#3
Dean Sukup
6'1"  210 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: So.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Billy Todd
#14
Billy Todd
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
Larry Valasek
#4
Larry Valasek
5'10"  160 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Silver Creek, Neb.
Tom Vering
#47
Tom Vering
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
6'4"  260 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Belleville, N.J.
Darrell Walton
#7
Darrell Walton
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Mike Washington
#36
Mike Washington
5'11"  212 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
6'0"  207 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Jim Wightman
#59
Jim Wightman
6'4"  219 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Tim Wurth
#25
Tim Wurth
5'7"  175 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Larry Young
#94
Larry Young
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Willie Young
#39
Willie Young
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
2 Anderson Rene Rene Anderson DB 6-2 172 7 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
96 Andrews George George Andrews DE 6-4 223 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
49 Anthony Monte Monte Anthony IB 6-3 208 7 Sr. Bellevue, Neb.
97 Barnett Bill Bill Barnett DT 6-5 235 3 So. Afton, Minn.
35 Berns Richard Richard Berns IB 6-2 205 5 Jr. Wichita Falls, Texas
53 Bishop Keith Keith Bishop C 6-3 235 5 Jr. Midland, Texas
50 Bloom Jeff Jeff Bloom C 6-2 185 3 So. Rapid City, S.D.
22 Brown Kenny Kenny Brown WB 6-0 176 5 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
76 Bruce Mike Mike Bruce OT 6-6 235 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
95 Bryant Bill Bill Bryant DT 6-2 230 5 Jr. Decatur, Ala.
17 Burns Ed Ed Burns QB 6-2 210 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
37 Carpenter Jeff Jeff Carpenter LB 6-1 218 7 Sr. Council Bluffs, Iowa
8 Cass Dan Dan Cass DB 5-10 175 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
73 Clark Kelvin Kelvin Clark OT 6-4 250 5 Jr. Odessa, Texas
81 Cole Lawrence Lawrence Cole DE 6-2 201 3 So. Dayton, Ohio
67 Cooley Lawrence Lawrence Cooley OG 6-0 235 5 Jr. Monroe, Mich.
54 Cotton Barney Barney Cotton C 6-5 245 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
33 Craig Curtis Curtis Craig WB 5-11 183 7 Sr. Davenport, Iowa
52 Davis Tom Tom Davis C 6-3 238 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
5 Dixon Rod Rod Dixon PK 6-3 190 5 Jr. Oxnard, Calif.
45 Donnell Dodie Dodie Donnell FB 6-2 219 7 Sr. Hackensack, N.J.
88 Dufresne Mark Mark Dufresne TE 6-4 232 7 Sr. Ventura, Calif.
40 Dunning Bruce Bruce Dunning LB 6-3 215 3 So. Arvada, Colo.
91 England Gary Gary England DT 6-5 250 3 So. Salt Lake City, Utah
9 Everett Earl Earl Everett WB 6-1 192 7 Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
16 Fischer Tim Tim Fischer DB 5-9 165 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
Franklin Andra Andra Franklin FB 5-11 195 3 So. Anniston, Ala.
27 Frei Steve Steve Frei DB 6-0 175 3 So. Grand Island, Neb.
18 Garcia Randy Randy Garcia QB 6-1 196 7 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
82 Gast Reg Reg Gast DE 6-3 205 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
1 Gemar Scott Scott Gemar PK 6-3 200 3 So. Sutton, Neb.
71 Glenn Steve Steve Glenn OT 6-3 250 5 Jr. Pawnee City, Neb.
72 Goodspeed Mark Mark Goodspeed OT 6-6 245 3 So. Leawood, Kan.
10 Hager Tim Tim Hager QB 6-1 178 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
48 Hansen Jeff Jeff Hansen DB 6-2 198 5 Jr. Sacramento, Calif. (El Camino)
31 Harvey Ted Ted Harvey DB 5-10 175 7 Sr. Lexington, Neb.
69 Havekost John John Havekost OG 6-4 210 3 So. Scribner, Neb.
43 Hedrick Brian Brian Hedrick DT 6-2 204 3 So. York, Neb.
32 Hipp I.M. I.M. Hipp IB 6-0 200 3 So. Chapin, S.C.
55 Horn Rod Rod Horn DT 6-5 259 3 So. Fresno, Calif.
19 Ingram John John Ingram DB 5-10 170 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
63 Jorgensen Greg Greg Jorgensen OG 6-2 235 7 Sr. Minden, Neb.
21 Keith Percy Percy Keith DB 6-0 180 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
64 Keuten John John Keuten OG 6-1 225 3 So. Grant, Neb.
38 Kunz Lee Lee Kunz LB 6-3 206 5 Jr. Golden, Colo.
26 Lee Jeff Jeff Lee SE 6-2 180 5 Jr. Racine, Wis.
65 Lee Oudious Oudious Lee MG 6-1 218 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
6 Lehigh Pat Pat Lehigh DB 5-10 175 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
68 Lindquist Steve Steve Lindquist OG 6-6 250 5 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn.
80 Lockett Frank Frank Lockett SE 6-0 195 5 Jr. Richmond, Calif.
87 Loken Rocke Rocke Loken SE 6-0 180 7 Sr. Littleton, Colo.
56 Markus Steve Steve Markus LB 6-0 180 7 Sr. Kearney, Neb.
77 Matthies Tom Tom Matthies OT 6-7 240 3 So. Oxford, Neb.
24 McCrady Tim Tim McCrady WB 5-10 168 3 So. Plainview, Neb.
41 McQuitter Greg Greg McQuitter DB 6-1 195 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
34 Means Andy Andy Means DB 6-0 160 3 So. Holdrege, Neb.
89 Miller Junior Junior Miller TE 6-4 222 3 So. Midland, Texas
70 Moritz Brett Brett Moritz OG 6-5 254 7 Sr. Osmond, Neb.
92 Nelson Derrie Derrie Nelson DE 6-1 195 3 So. Fairmont, Neb.
78 O'Doherty Dave Dave O'Doherty OT 6-4 215 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
74 Ohrt Tom Tom Ohrt OT 6-4 244 5 Jr. Millard, Neb.
13 Payne Dennis Dennis Payne DB 6-1 185 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
93 Pensick Dan Dan Pensick DT 6-5 245 3 So. Columbus, Neb.
29 Pillen Jim Jim Pillen DB 6-0 193 5 Jr. Monroe, Neb.
75 Poeschl Randy Randy Poeschl DT 6-8 270 5 Jr. Fremont, Neb.
28 Powers Dana Dana Powers DB 6-0 190 3 So. Moorhead, Minn.
66 Pullen Jeff Jeff Pullen MG 6-0 210 7 Sr. Central City, Neb.
11 Quinn Jeff Jeff Quinn QB 6-2 190 3 So. Ord, Neb.
90 Rick Randy Randy Rick DE 6-4 205 7 Sr. Dubuque, Iowa
99 Roehrs Kelvin Kelvin Roehrs MG 6-1 220 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
46 Ruud John John Ruud LB 6-2 215 3 So. Bloomington, Minn.
57 Saalfeld Kelly Kelly Saalfeld C 6-4 237 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb.
98 Samuel Tony Tony Samuel DE 6-3 210 7 Sr. Jersey City, N.J.
61 Schleusener Randy Randy Schleusener OG 6-6 230 3 So. Rapid City, S.D.
83 Selko John John Selko TE 6-4 212 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
23 Smith Kent Kent Smith DB 6-2 196 7 Sr. Thief River Falls, Minn.
84 Smith Tim Tim Smith SE 6-3 194 3 So. Chula Vista, Calif.
12 Sorley Tom Tom Sorley QB 6-2 200 5 Jr. Big Springs, Texas
86 Spaeth Ken Ken Spaeth TE 6-5 230 7 Sr. Mahnomen, Minn.
58 Steiner Dan Dan Steiner OG 6-2 242 3 So. Columbus, Neb.
44 Steward Keith Keith Steward FB 5-11 210 5 Jr. Steubenville, Ohio
30 Stewart Byron Byron Stewart IB 6-1 195 5 Jr. Oxon Hill, Md.
85 Stroh Mark Mark Stroh DE 6-3 203 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
3 Sukup Dean Dean Sukup PK 6-1 210 3 So. Cozad, Neb.
14 Todd Billy Billy Todd PK 6-1 190 5 Jr. Chandler, Ariz.
4 Valasek Larry Larry Valasek DB 5-10 160 7 Sr. Silver Creek, Neb.
47 Vering Tom Tom Vering LB 6-2 205 5 Jr. Fremont, Neb.
62 Waldemore Stan Stan Waldemore OT 6-4 260 7 Sr. Belleville, N.J.
7 Walton Darrell Darrell Walton DB 5-9 170 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
36 Washington Mike Mike Washington FB 5-11 212 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
51 Weinmaster Kerry Kerry Weinmaster MG 6-0 207 3 So. North Platte, Neb.
59 Wightman Jim Jim Wightman LB 6-4 219 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
25 Wurth Tim Tim Wurth IB 5-7 175 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
94 Young Larry Larry Young DE 6-1 205 5 Jr. Jersey City, N.J.
39 Young Willie Willie Young LB 6-1 205 3 So. Jersey City, N.J.
NU Football - 1977 Coaches
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