Coach Tom Osborne
5th AP / 4th UPI ----
10-2 (5-2 Big Eight)
Sugar Bowl
Coach Tom Osborne 5th AP / 4th UPI ---- 10-2 (5-2 Big Eight) Sugar Bowl
NU Football - 1986 Roster
Dan Bailey
#68
Dan Bailey
6'2"  260 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Gibbon, Neb. (Gibbon)
Tom Banderas
#87
Tom Banderas
6'3"  240 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Oak Grove, Mo. (Oak Grove)
Gregg Barrios
#44
Gregg Barrios
5'9"  165 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omana, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
Vance Behrens
#18
Vance Behrens
5'9"  185 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: East Moline, Ill. (United)
Richard Bell
#21
Richard Bell
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Altadena, Calif. (John Muir)
Clete Blakeman
#12
Clete Blakeman
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk)
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Valparaiso, Neb. (Raymond Central)
Dana Brinson
#33
Dana Brinson
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta)
Dave Bryan
#58
Dave Bryan
6'2"  260 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Osceola, Neb. (Osceola)
Mike Carl
#42
Mike Carl
5'11"  180 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gretna, Neb. (Gretna)
Chris Carr
#45
Chris Carr
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wellfleet, Neb. (Medicine Valley)
Dan Casterline
#24
Dan Casterline
5'11"  225 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Evergreen, Colo. (Evergreen)
Gene Chealey
#31
Gene Chealey
5'10"  195 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla. (Jones)
McCathorn Clayton
#7
McCathorn Clayton
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla. (Jones)
Mark Cooper
#54
Mark Cooper
6'2"  250 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (East)
John Custard
#28
John Custard
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb. (East)
Doug Dalton
Doug Dalton
5'10"  205 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cortland, Ohio (Cortland)
Brian Davis
#32
Brian Davis
6'2"  190 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. (Cortez)
Mark Diaz
#81
Mark Diaz
6'2"  220 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
Chris Drennan
#44
Chris Drennan
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: So.
Hometown: Cypress, Calif. (Cypress)
Doug DuBose
#22
Doug DuBose
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Uncasville, Conn. (Montville)
Jim Ernest
#77
Jim Ernest
6'3"  255 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Dalton, Neb. (Leyton)
LeRoy Etienne
#47
LeRoy Etienne
6'1"  235 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: New Iberia, La. (New Iberia)
Steve Forch
#38
Steve Forch
6'2"  240 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (East)
Charles Fryar
#10
Charles Fryar
5'10"  170 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Burlington, N.J. (Burlington)
Ron Galois
#67
Ron Galois
6'2"  275 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln High)
Jason Gamble
#86
Jason Gamble
5'11"  170 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara)
Pernell Gatson
#8
Pernell Gatson
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Central)
Derrick Green
#73
Derrick Green
6'0"  285 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. (Banning)
Willie Griffin
#84
Willie Griffin
6'2"  280 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Monrovia, Calif. (Monrovia)
Danny Groskurth
#52
Danny Groskurth
6'4"  260 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Beemer, Neb. (Wisner-Pilger)
Mike Hall
#84
Mike Hall
6'0"  225 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Central)
Hendley Hawkins
#82
Hendley Hawkins
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw)
6'2"  220 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X)
Blake Henning
#39
Blake Henning
6'0"  220 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Crete, Neb. (Crete)
Lorenzo Hicks
#8
Lorenzo Hicks
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. (Southeast)
Mike Hoefler
#75
Mike Hoefler
6'5"  255 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk)
Tony Holloway
#91
Tony Holloway
6'3"  205 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb. (West)
Jim Holscher
#27
Jim Holscher
5'10"  180 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cook, Neb. (Nemaha Valley)
Corey Bill Hudson
#70
Corey Bill Hudson
6'3"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Belvidere, Neb. (Hebron)
6'2"  225 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn Mt. Michael)
Randall Jobman
#55
Randall Jobman
6'3"  255 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Lisco, Neb. (Garden County)
Brad Johnson
#64
Brad Johnson
6'3"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ralston, Neb. (Ralston)
5'10"  190 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Central)
Lee Jones
#98
Lee Jones
6'1"  235 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Benson)
Ken Kaelin
#49
Ken Kaelin
5'10"  225 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Westerville, Neb. (Ansley)
Andy Keeler
#65
Andy Keeler
6'3"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Burke)
Jon Kelley
#40
Jon Kelley
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
6'1"  195 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Seward, Neb. (Seward)
Tyreese Knox
#34
Tyreese Knox
5'10"  215 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Daly City, Calif. (Jefferson)
5'11"  180 lbs
Position: Punter
Year: So.
Hometown: Henderson, Neb. (Henderson)
Keven Lightner
#57
Keven Lightner
6'2"  285 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb. (Adams Central)
Rob Maggard
#72
Rob Maggard
6'3"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Olathe, Kan. (North)
Jon Marco
#93
Jon Marco
6'1"  230 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb. (West)
6'1"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Gross)
Cleo Miller
#17
Cleo Miller
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas (Lincoln)
Todd Millikan
#43
Todd Millikan
6'3"  230 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: Shenandoah, Iowa (Shenandoah)
Jerry Mlinar
#16
Jerry Mlinar
6'1"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Greeley, Neb. (Greeley)
6'2"  230 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Littleton, Colo. (Heritage)
Ray Nelson
#4
Ray Nelson
5'8"  185 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Tech)
John Nichols
#63
John Nichols
6'2"  265 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Littleton, Colo. (Columbine)
6'4"  280 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
Bump Novacek
#94
Bump Novacek
6'4"  220 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Gothenburg, Neb. (Gothenburg)
Harlan Opie
#90
Harlan Opie
6'2"  215 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Great Bend, Kan. (Great Bend)
Tony Palmer
#97
Tony Palmer
6'7"  275 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
Stan Parker
#74
Stan Parker
6'5"  270 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb. (East)
Kevin Parsons
#35
Kevin Parsons
6'3"  240 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Springfield, Mo. (Glendale)
6'2"  280 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan. (South)
Sean Putnam
#92
Sean Putnam
6'3"  255 lbs
Position: Middle Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb. (O'Neill)
Terry Rodgers
#20
Terry Rodgers
5'7"  160 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: National City, Calif. (Sweetwater)
Tim Rother
#78
Tim Rother
6'3"  230 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb. (East)
Marvin Sanders
#26
Marvin Sanders
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Markham, Ill. (Thornwood)
Gary Schneider
#3
Gary Schneider
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Monster
Year: Sr.
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb. (St. Mary's)
Craig Schnitzler
#13
Craig Schnitzler
5'7"  220 lbs
Position: Punter/Place-Kicker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
Robb Schnitzler
#85
Robb Schnitzler
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
Jeff Sellentin
#53
Jeff Sellentin
6'3"  255 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Point, Neb. (West Point)
Pat Shaw
#51
Pat Shaw
6'1"  245 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Aurora, Neb. (Aurora)
Von Sheppard
#2
Von Sheppard
5'10"  185 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn. (Central)
Bryan Siebler
#19
Bryan Siebler
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fremont, Neb. (Fremont)
Kurt Skradis
#66
Kurt Skradis
6'3"  250 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Bryan)
Bob Sledge
#62
Bob Sledge
6'2"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Gross)
6'6"  250 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35)
Rod Smith
#88
Rod Smith
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Thornton, Colo. (Thornton)
Chris Spachman
#76
Chris Spachman
6'4"  265 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. (Miege)
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Fresno, Calif. (Lincoln)
Dan Thayer
#29
Dan Thayer
6'2"  195 lbs
Position: Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
6'2"  235 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: So.
Hometown: Houston, Texas (Madison)
Jeff Tomjack
#11
Jeff Tomjack
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Monster
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ewing, Neb. (Ewing)
Jim Toner
#14
Jim Toner
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Punter
Year: So.
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
Brad Tyrer
#83
Brad Tyrer
6'2"  220 lbs
Position: Defensive End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst)
Brent VonEssen
#28
Brent VonEssen
5'10"  180 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Unk
Hometown: Oakland, Neb. (Oakland-Craig)
Brian Washington
#5
Brian Washington
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: Monster
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Highland Springs, Va. (Highland Springs)
Doug Welniak
#37
Doug Welniak
5'11"  220 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Elyria, Neb. (Ord)
6'5"  280 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Yankton, S.D. (Yankton)
Jeff Wheeler
#25
Jeff Wheeler
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa (Urbandale)
Dante Wiley
#24
Dante Wiley
6'0"  240 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Jeannette, Pa. (Jeannette)
Wendell Wooten
#15
Wendell Wooten
6'1"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: West Texas City, Texas (La Marque)
6'4"  250 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Midland, Texas (Lee)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
68 Bailey Dan Dan Bailey OG 6-2 260 5 Jr. Gibbon, Neb. (Gibbon)
87 Banderas Tom Tom Banderas TE 6-3 240 5 Jr. Oak Grove, Mo. (Oak Grove)
44 Barrios Gregg Gregg Barrios PK 5-9 165 1 Fr. Omana, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
18 Behrens Vance Vance Behrens WB 5-9 185 5 Jr. East Moline, Ill. (United)
21 Bell Richard Richard Bell WB 6-1 190 3 So. Altadena, Calif. (John Muir)
12 Blakeman Clete Clete Blakeman QB 6-1 190 5 Jr. Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk)
23 Blazek Mark Mark Blazek S 6-2 200 5 Jr. Valparaiso, Neb. (Raymond Central)
33 Brinson Dana Dana Brinson WB 5-9 170 3 So. Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta)
58 Bryan Dave Dave Bryan MG 6-2 260 7 Sr. Osceola, Neb. (Osceola)
42 Carl Mike Mike Carl CB 5-11 180 7 Sr. Gretna, Neb. (Gretna)
45 Carr Chris Chris Carr S 6-2 195 7 Sr. Wellfleet, Neb. (Medicine Valley)
24 Casterline Dan Dan Casterline FB 5-11 225 7 Sr. Evergreen, Colo. (Evergreen)
31 Chealey Gene Gene Chealey CB 5-10 195 5 Jr. Orlando, Fla. (Jones)
7 Clayton McCathorn McCathorn Clayton CB 6-0 190 5 Jr. Orlando, Fla. (Jones)
54 Cooper Mark Mark Cooper C 6-2 250 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (East)
28 Custard John John Custard CB 5-9 175 3 So. Bellevue, Neb. (East)
Dalton Doug Doug Dalton FB 5-10 205 5 Jr. Cortland, Ohio (Cortland)
32 Davis Brian Brian Davis CB 6-2 190 7 Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Cortez)
81 Diaz Mark Mark Diaz TE 6-2 220 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
44 Drennan Chris Chris Drennan PK 5-9 175 3 So. Cypress, Calif. (Cypress)
22 DuBose Doug Doug DuBose IB 5-11 190 7 Sr. Uncasville, Conn. (Montville)
77 Ernest Jim Jim Ernest OT 6-3 255 3 So. Dalton, Neb. (Leyton)
47 Etienne LeRoy LeRoy Etienne LB 6-1 235 3 So. New Iberia, La. (New Iberia)
38 Forch Steve Steve Forch LB 6-2 240 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (East)
10 Fryar Charles Charles Fryar CB 5-10 170 3 So. Burlington, N.J. (Burlington)
67 Galois Ron Ron Galois OG 6-2 275 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln High)
86 Gamble Jason Jason Gamble SE 5-11 170 3 So. Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara)
8 Gatson Pernell Pernell Gatson WB 5-11 190 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Central)
73 Green Derrick Derrick Green OT 6-0 285 5 Jr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Banning)
84 Griffin Willie Willie Griffin DT 6-2 280 3 So. Monrovia, Calif. (Monrovia)
52 Groskurth Danny Danny Groskurth DT 6-4 260 5 Jr. Beemer, Neb. (Wisner-Pilger)
84 Hall Mike Mike Hall TE 6-0 225 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Central)
82 Hawkins Hendley Hendley Hawkins SE 5-10 185 5 Jr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw)
48 Heibel Micah Micah Heibel FB 6-2 220 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X)
39 Henning Blake Blake Henning LB 6-0 220 5 Jr. Crete, Neb. (Crete)
8 Hicks Lorenzo Lorenzo Hicks CB 5-11 195 3 So. Kansas City, Mo. (Southeast)
75 Hoefler Mike Mike Hoefler OG 6-5 255 7 Sr. Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk)
91 Holloway Tony Tony Holloway DE 6-3 205 7 Sr. Bellevue, Neb. (West)
27 Holscher Jim Jim Holscher WB 5-10 180 5 Jr. Cook, Neb. (Nemaha Valley)
70 Hudson Corey Bill Corey Bill Hudson OT 6-3 265 5 Jr. Belvidere, Neb. (Hebron)
80 Jamrog Jeff Jeff Jamrog DE 6-2 225 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn Mt. Michael)
55 Jobman Randall Randall Jobman DE 6-3 255 3 So. Lisco, Neb. (Garden County)
64 Johnson Brad Brad Johnson OT 6-3 265 7 Sr. Ralston, Neb. (Ralston)
6 Jones Keith Keith Jones IB 5-10 190 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Central)
98 Jones Lee Lee Jones DT 6-1 235 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Benson)
49 Kaelin Ken Ken Kaelin FB 5-10 225 7 Sr. Westerville, Neb. (Ansley)
65 Keeler Andy Andy Keeler OG 6-3 265 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Burke)
40 Kelley Jon Jon Kelley IB 6-1 205 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
1 Klein Dale Dale Klein PK 6-1 195 7 Sr. Seward, Neb. (Seward)
34 Knox Tyreese Tyreese Knox FB 5-10 215 3 So. Daly City, Calif. (Jefferson)
45 Kroeker John John Kroeker P 5-11 180 3 So. Henderson, Neb. (Henderson)
57 Lightner Keven Keven Lightner OT 6-2 285 5 Jr. Hastings, Neb. (Adams Central)
72 Maggard Rob Rob Maggard OT 6-3 265 7 Sr. Olathe, Kan. (North)
93 Marco Jon Jon Marco DE 6-1 230 3 So. Bellevue, Neb. (West)
61 McCormick John John McCormick OG 6-1 265 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Gross)
17 Miller Cleo Cleo Miller CB 5-9 180 7 Sr. Dallas, Texas (Lincoln)
43 Millikan Todd Todd Millikan TE 6-3 230 3 So. Shenandoah, Iowa (Shenandoah)
16 Mlinar Jerry Jerry Mlinar QB 6-1 200 7 Sr. Greeley, Neb. (Greeley)
41 Munford Marc Marc Munford LB 6-2 230 7 Sr. Littleton, Colo. (Heritage)
4 Nelson Ray Ray Nelson WB 5-8 185 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Tech)
63 Nichols John John Nichols C 6-2 265 5 Jr. Littleton, Colo. (Columbine)
95 Noonan Danny Danny Noonan MG 6-4 280 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
94 Novacek Bump Bump Novacek DE 6-4 220 3 So. Gothenburg, Neb. (Gothenburg)
90 Opie Harlan Harlan Opie DE 6-2 215 5 Jr. Great Bend, Kan. (Great Bend)
97 Palmer Tony Tony Palmer DT 6-7 275 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
74 Parker Stan Stan Parker OT 6-5 270 7 Sr. Bellevue, Neb. (East)
35 Parsons Kevin Kevin Parsons LB 6-3 240 7 Sr. Springfield, Mo. (Glendale)
96 Pete Lawrence Lawrence Pete MG 6-2 280 3 So. Wichita, Kan. (South)
92 Putnam Sean Sean Putnam MG 6-3 255 3 So. O'Neill, Neb. (O'Neill)
20 Rodgers Terry Terry Rodgers IB 5-7 160 1 Fr. National City, Calif. (Sweetwater)
78 Rother Tim Tim Rother DT 6-3 230 5 Jr. Bellevue, Neb. (East)
26 Sanders Marvin Marvin Sanders CB 5-10 175 3 So. Markham, Ill. (Thornwood)
3 Schneider Gary Gary Schneider MON 6-0 195 7 Sr. O'Neill, Neb. (St. Mary's)
13 Schnitzler Craig Craig Schnitzler P/PK 5-7 220 5 Jr. Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
85 Schnitzler Robb Robb Schnitzler SE 5-9 175 7 Sr. Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
53 Sellentin Jeff Jeff Sellentin C 6-3 255 7 Sr. West Point, Neb. (West Point)
51 Shaw Pat Pat Shaw LB 6-1 245 7 Sr. Aurora, Neb. (Aurora)
2 Sheppard Von Von Sheppard WB 5-10 185 5 Jr. St. Paul, Minn. (Central)
19 Siebler Bryan Bryan Siebler S 6-0 195 7 Sr. Fremont, Neb. (Fremont)
66 Skradis Kurt Kurt Skradis DT 6-3 250 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Bryan)
62 Sledge Bob Bob Sledge OT 6-2 265 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Gross)
99 Smith Neil Neil Smith DT 6-6 250 5 Jr. New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35)
88 Smith Rod Rod Smith SE 6-2 195 5 Jr. Thornton, Colo. (Thornton)
76 Spachman Chris Chris Spachman DT 6-4 265 7 Sr. Kansas City, Mo. (Miege)
9 Taylor Steve Steve Taylor QB 5-11 195 3 So. Fresno, Calif. (Lincoln)
29 Thayer Dan Dan Thayer S 6-2 195 7 Sr. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
89 Thomas Broderick Broderick Thomas DE 6-2 235 3 So. Houston, Texas (Madison)
11 Tomjack Jeff Jeff Tomjack MON 6-1 205 5 Jr. Ewing, Neb. (Ewing)
14 Toner Jim Jim Toner P 6-0 185 3 So. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
83 Tyrer Brad Brad Tyrer DE 6-2 220 7 Sr. Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst)
28 VonEssen Brent Brent VonEssen WB 5-10 180 99 Unk Oakland, Neb. (Oakland-Craig)
5 Washington Brian Brian Washington MON 6-1 220 5 Jr. Highland Springs, Va. (Highland Springs)
37 Welniak Doug Doug Welniak LB 5-11 220 5 Jr. Elyria, Neb. (Ord)
69 Welter Tom Tom Welter OT 6-5 280 7 Sr. Yankton, S.D. (Yankton)
25 Wheeler Jeff Jeff Wheeler IB 5-10 175 3 So. Urbandale, Iowa (Urbandale)
24 Wiley Dante Dante Wiley LB 6-0 240 3 So. Jeannette, Pa. (Jeannette)
15 Wooten Wendell Wendell Wooten QB 6-1 200 3 So. West Texas City, Texas (La Marque)
68 Young Jake Jake Young C 6-4 250 1 Fr. Midland, Texas (Lee)
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