Coach Tom Osborne
8th AP / 8th UPI -----
9-3 (6-1 Big Eight) --
Big Eight Co-Champs
Orange Bowl
Coach Tom Osborne 8th AP / 8th UPI ----- 9-3 (6-1 Big Eight) -- Big Eight Co-Champs Orange Bowl
NU Football - 1978 Roster
Joe Adams
#2
Joe Adams
6'3"  223 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
6'4"  208 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Kim Baker
#41
Kim Baker
6'2"  208 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: York, Neb.
Bill Barnett
#97
Bill Barnett
6'5"  235 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Afton, Minn.
Tim Bergkamp
#36
Tim Bergkamp
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: So.
Hometown: Pretty Prairie, Kan.
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
Jeff Bloom
#50
Jeff Bloom
6'2"  185 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
Anthony Branch
#4
Anthony Branch
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho
Kenny Brown
#22
Kenny Brown
6'0"  176 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Mike Bruce
#76
Mike Bruce
6'7"  242 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Bill Bryant
#95
Bill Bryant
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Decatur, Ala.
Tom Carlstrom
#78
Tom Carlstrom
6'5"  242 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Polk, Neb.
David Clark
#63
David Clark
6'2"  250 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Odessa, Texas
6'4"  275 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Odessa, Texas
Andy Cole
#56
Andy Cole
5'10"  200 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Lawrence Cole
#81
Lawrence Cole
6'2"  201 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Lawrence Cooley
#67
Lawrence Cooley
6'0"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Monroe, Mich.
Barney Cotton
#54
Barney Cotton
6'5"  245 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Steve Davies
#82
Steve Davies
6'2"  220 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: Murray, Utah
Trey DeLoach
#52
Trey DeLoach
6'3"  230 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
Bruce Dunning
#40
Bruce Dunning
6'3"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
Gary England
#70
Gary England
6'3"  250 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
6'5"  232 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Tim Fischer
#16
Tim Fischer
5'9"  165 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Anniston, Ala.
Russell Gary
#9
Russell Gary
5'11"  180 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Scott Gemar
#1
Scott Gemar
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: So.
Hometown: Sutton, Neb.
Steve Glenn
#71
Steve Glenn
6'3"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pawnee City, Neb.
Mark Goodspeed
#72
Mark Goodspeed
6'6"  245 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Leawood, Kan.
Gary Hager
#87
Gary Hager
6'1"  175 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Tim Hager
#10
Tim Hager
6'1"  178 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Jeff Hansen
#48
Jeff Hansen
6'2"  198 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif. (El Camino)
John Havekost
#69
John Havekost
6'4"  210 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Scribner, Neb.
Brian Hedrick
#43
Brian Hedrick
6'2"  204 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: York, Neb.
Curt Hineline
#59
Curt Hineline
6'2"  214 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chapin, S.C.
Daryl Holmes
#94
Daryl Holmes
6'1"  186 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
6'5"  259 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Craig Johnson
#30
Craig Johnson
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Chris Juehring
#45
Chris Juehring
6'2"  212 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Percy Keith
#21
Percy Keith
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Jim Kelly
#49
Jim Kelly
6'0"  228 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Red Wing, Minn.
Jim Kotera
#44
Jim Kotera
5'11"  191 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
Jeff Krejci
#2
Jeff Krejci
6'1"  163 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
Lee Kunz
#38
Lee Kunz
6'3"  206 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Golden, Colo.
Dan LaFever
#37
Dan LaFever
6'1"  213 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Marinette, Wis.
Jeff Lee
#26
Jeff Lee
6'2"  180 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Racine, Wis.
Oudious Lee
#65
Oudious Lee
6'1"  218 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Mark LeRoy
#23
Mark LeRoy
6'2"  208 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Paul Letcher
#8
Paul Letcher
5'11"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Rodney Lewis
#5
Rodney Lewis
6'1"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
David Liegl
#28
David Liegl
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Central City, Neb.
5'9"  165 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Plattsmouth, Neb.
Steve Lindquist
#68
Steve Lindquist
6'6"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Dan Lindstrom
#98
Dan Lindstrom
6'2"  191 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Oakland, Neb.
Frank Lockett
#80
Frank Lockett
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Richmond, Calif.
Tom Matthies
#77
Tom Matthies
6'7"  240 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Oxford, Neb.
Mark Mauer
#17
Mark Mauer
6'1"  197 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Maurice McCloney
#31
Maurice McCloney
5'11"  199 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Tim McCrady
#24
Tim McCrady
5'10"  168 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Plainview, Neb.
Andy Means
#34
Andy Means
6'0"  160 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Holdrege, Neb.
Steve Michaelson
#18
Steve Michaelson
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Ralston, Neb.
6'4"  222 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Midland, Texas
John Minor
#86
John Minor
6'5"  220 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Fairmont, Neb.
Tom Ohrt
#74
Tom Ohrt
6'4"  244 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Millard, Neb.
Dennis Payne
#13
Dennis Payne
6'1"  185 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Dan Pensick
#93
Dan Pensick
6'5"  245 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
6'0"  193 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Monroe, Neb.
Randy Poeschl
#75
Randy Poeschl
6'8"  270 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
G.M. (Budge) Porter
G.M. (Budge) Porter
6'1"  184 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.
Paul Potadle
#61
Paul Potadle
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tekamah, Neb.
Jeff Quinn
#11
Jeff Quinn
6'2"  190 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Ord, Neb.
Greg Rabas
#85
Greg Rabas
6'3"  201 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: Kewaunee, Wis.
John Ruud
#46
John Ruud
6'2"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.
Mike Ruzich
#99
Mike Ruzich
6'3"  231 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Hometown, Ill.
6'4"  237 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
6'6"  230 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
L.G. Searcey
#42
L.G. Searcey
6'2"  185 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Wymore, Neb.
John Selko
#83
John Selko
6'5"  210 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Scott Sherry
#91
Scott Sherry
6'3"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Ralston, Neb.
Sammy Sims
#6
Sammy Sims
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
6'3"  194 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
Tom Sorley
#12
Tom Sorley
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Big Springs, Texas
Anthony Steels
#33
Anthony Steels
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Dan Steiner
#58
Dan Steiner
6'2"  242 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
Eric Stewart
#19
Eric Stewart
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Oxon Hill, Md.
Dean Sukup
#3
Dean Sukup
6'1"  210 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cozad, Neb.
Gordon Theissen
#90
Gordon Theissen
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Billy Todd
#14
Billy Todd
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
Tom Vering
#47
Tom Vering
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Darrell Walton
#7
Darrell Walton
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
6'0"  207 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
Brent Williams
#66
Brent Williams
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Scott Woodard
#88
Scott Woodard
5'9"  163 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
Tim Wurth
#25
Tim Wurth
5'7"  175 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
2 Adams Joe Joe Adams LB 6-3 223 3 So. Bellevue, Neb.
96 Andrews George George Andrews DE 6-4 208 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
41 Baker Kim Kim Baker LB 6-2 208 3 So. York, Neb.
97 Barnett Bill Bill Barnett DT 6-5 235 5 Jr. Afton, Minn.
36 Bergkamp Tim Tim Bergkamp PK 6-1 180 3 So. Pretty Prairie, Kan.
35 Berns Richard Richard Berns IB 6-2 205 7 Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas
50 Bloom Jeff Jeff Bloom C 6-2 185 5 Jr. Rapid City, S.D.
4 Branch Anthony Anthony Branch WB 5-9 170 3 So. Pocatello, Idaho
22 Brown Kenny Kenny Brown WB 6-0 176 7 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
76 Bruce Mike Mike Bruce OT 6-7 242 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
95 Bryant Bill Bill Bryant DT 6-2 230 7 Sr. Decatur, Ala.
78 Carlstrom Tom Tom Carlstrom OG 6-5 242 3 So. Polk, Neb.
63 Clark David David Clark DT 6-2 250 3 So. Odessa, Texas
73 Clark Kelvin Kelvin Clark OT 6-4 275 7 Sr. Odessa, Texas
56 Cole Andy Andy Cole MG 5-10 200 3 So. Phoenix, Ariz.
81 Cole Lawrence Lawrence Cole DE 6-2 201 5 Jr. Dayton, Ohio
67 Cooley Lawrence Lawrence Cooley OG 6-0 235 7 Sr. Monroe, Mich.
54 Cotton Barney Barney Cotton C 6-5 245 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
82 Davies Steve Steve Davies TE 6-2 220 3 So. Murray, Utah
52 DeLoach Trey Trey DeLoach C 6-3 230 3 So. Papillion, Neb.
40 Dunning Bruce Bruce Dunning LB 6-3 215 5 Jr. Arvada, Colo.
70 England Gary Gary England LB 6-3 250 5 Jr. Salt Lake City, Utah
63 Finn Jeff Jeff Finn OG 6-5 232 3 So. Grand Island, Neb.
16 Fischer Tim Tim Fischer DB 5-9 165 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
39 Franklin Andra Andra Franklin FB 5-11 195 3 So. Anniston, Ala.
9 Gary Russell Russell Gary DB 5-11 180 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
1 Gemar Scott Scott Gemar PK 6-2 195 3 So. Sutton, Neb.
71 Glenn Steve Steve Glenn OT 6-3 250 7 Sr. Pawnee City, Neb.
72 Goodspeed Mark Mark Goodspeed OT 6-6 245 5 Jr. Leawood, Kan.
87 Hager Gary Gary Hager SE 6-1 175 3 So. Lincoln, Neb.
10 Hager Tim Tim Hager QB 6-1 178 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
48 Hansen Jeff Jeff Hansen DB 6-2 198 7 Sr. Sacramento, Calif. (El Camino)
69 Havekost John John Havekost OG 6-4 210 5 Jr. Scribner, Neb.
43 Hedrick Brian Brian Hedrick DT 6-2 204 3 So. York, Neb.
59 Hineline Curt Curt Hineline MG 6-2 214 3 So. Bellevue, Wash.
32 Hipp I.M. I.M. Hipp IB 6-0 200 5 Jr. Chapin, S.C.
94 Holmes Daryl Daryl Holmes DE 6-1 186 3 So. Chicago, Ill.
55 Horn Rod Rod Horn DT 6-5 259 5 Jr. Fresno, Calif.
30 Johnson Craig Craig Johnson IB 6-0 175 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
45 Juehring Chris Chris Juehring FB 6-2 212 3 So. Des Moines, Iowa
21 Keith Percy Percy Keith IB 6-0 180 3 So. Omaha, Neb.
49 Kelly Jim Jim Kelly FB 6-0 228 3 So. Red Wing, Minn.
44 Kotera Jim Jim Kotera FB 5-11 191 3 So. Bellevue, Neb.
2 Krejci Jeff Jeff Krejci LB 6-1 163 3 So. Schuyler, Neb.
38 Kunz Lee Lee Kunz LB 6-3 206 7 Sr. Golden, Colo.
37 LaFever Dan Dan LaFever LB 6-1 213 3 So. Marinette, Wis.
26 Lee Jeff Jeff Lee SE 6-2 180 7 Sr. Racine, Wis.
65 Lee Oudious Oudious Lee MG 6-1 218 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
23 LeRoy Mark Mark LeRoy DB 6-2 208 5 Jr. Seattle, Wash.
8 Letcher Paul Paul Letcher DB 5-11 175 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
5 Lewis Rodney Rodney Lewis DB 6-1 175 3 So. Minneapolis, Minn.
28 Liegl David David Liegl DB 5-9 170 5 Jr. Central City, Neb.
15 Lindquist Ric Ric Lindquist DB 5-9 165 3 So. Plattsmouth, Neb.
68 Lindquist Steve Steve Lindquist OG 6-6 250 7 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
98 Lindstrom Dan Dan Lindstrom DE 6-2 191 3 So. Oakland, Neb.
80 Lockett Frank Frank Lockett SE 6-0 195 7 Sr. Richmond, Calif.
77 Matthies Tom Tom Matthies OT 6-7 240 3 So. Oxford, Neb.
17 Mauer Mark Mark Mauer QB 6-1 197 3 So. St. Paul, Minn.
31 McCloney Maurice Maurice McCloney WB 5-11 199 1 Fr. Beaumont, Texas
24 McCrady Tim Tim McCrady WB 5-10 168 3 So. Plainview, Neb.
34 Means Andy Andy Means DB 6-0 160 3 So. Holdrege, Neb.
18 Michaelson Steve Steve Michaelson QB 6-0 205 3 So. Ralston, Neb.
89 Miller Junior Junior Miller TE 6-4 222 5 Jr. Midland, Texas
86 Minor John John Minor DE 6-5 220 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
92 Nelson Derrie Derrie Nelson DE 6-1 195 3 So. Fairmont, Neb.
74 Ohrt Tom Tom Ohrt OT 6-4 244 7 Sr. Millard, Neb.
13 Payne Dennis Dennis Payne DB 6-1 185 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
93 Pensick Dan Dan Pensick DT 6-5 245 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb.
29 Pillen Jim Jim Pillen DB 6-0 193 7 Sr. Monroe, Neb.
75 Poeschl Randy Randy Poeschl DT 6-8 270 7 Sr. Fremont, Neb.
Porter G.M. (Budge) G.M. (Budge) Porter CB 6-1 184 7 Sr. Nebraska City, Neb.
61 Potadle Paul Paul Potadle OG 6-0 215 5 Jr. Tekamah, Neb.
11 Quinn Jeff Jeff Quinn QB 6-2 190 3 So. Ord, Neb.
85 Rabas Greg Greg Rabas TE 6-3 201 3 So. Kewaunee, Wis.
46 Ruud John John Ruud LB 6-2 215 5 Jr. Bloomington, Minn.
99 Ruzich Mike Mike Ruzich DT 6-3 231 3 So. Hometown, Ill.
57 Saalfeld Kelly Kelly Saalfeld C 6-4 237 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb.
53 Schleusener Randy Randy Schleusener C 6-6 230 3 So. Rapid City, S.D.
42 Searcey L.G. L.G. Searcey DB 6-2 185 3 So. Wymore, Neb.
83 Selko John John Selko TE 6-5 210 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
91 Sherry Scott Scott Sherry DE 6-3 205 3 So. Ralston, Neb.
6 Sims Sammy Sammy Sims DB 6-2 195 3 So. Lubbock, Texas
84 Smith Tim Tim Smith SE 6-3 194 5 Jr. Chula Vista, Calif.
12 Sorley Tom Tom Sorley QB 6-2 200 7 Sr. Big Springs, Texas
33 Steels Anthony Anthony Steels WB 5-9 180 3 So. Sacramento, Calif.
58 Steiner Dan Dan Steiner OG 6-2 242 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb.
19 Stewart Eric Eric Stewart DB 5-11 185 5 Jr. Oxon Hill, Md.
3 Sukup Dean Dean Sukup PK 6-1 210 5 Jr. Cozad, Neb.
90 Theissen Gordon Gordon Theissen DE 6-1 205 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
14 Todd Billy Billy Todd PK 6-1 190 7 Sr. Chandler, Ariz.
47 Vering Tom Tom Vering LB 6-2 205 5 Jr. Fremont, Neb.
7 Walton Darrell Darrell Walton DB 5-9 170 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb.
51 Weinmaster Kerry Kerry Weinmaster MG 6-0 207 5 Jr. North Platte, Neb.
66 Williams Brent Brent Williams LB 6-2 210 3 So. Los Angeles, Calif.
88 Woodard Scott Scott Woodard SE 5-9 163 3 So. Papillion, Neb.
25 Wurth Tim Tim Wurth IB 5-7 175 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
NU Football - 1978 Coaches
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