Coach Tom Osborne
National Champions
13-0 (8-0 - Big 12) --
Big 12 Champions
Orange Bowl
Coach Tom Osborne National Champions 13-0 (8-0 - Big 12) -- Big 12 Champions Orange Bowl
NU Football - 1997 Roster
6'0"  250 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wentzville, Mo. (Wentzville)
6'3"  280 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Russellville, Ark. (Russellville)
Luis Almanzar
#89
Luis Almanzar
6'3"  265 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J. (Dickinson)
6'5"  260 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fort Calhoun, Neb. (Fort Calhoun)
6'4"  305 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
Josh Anderson
#28
Josh Anderson
5'8"  175 lbs
Position: Left Cornerback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb. (Wahoo)
6'4"  225 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: McDonald, Kan. (Cheylin)
5'9"  180 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln High)
6'2"  215 lbs
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Randolph, Neb. (Randolph)
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb. (Adams Central)
6'1"  280 lbs
Position: Center
Year: So.
Hometown: Arvada, Colo. (Bear Creek)
6'0"  230 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Tracy, Minn. (Tracy)
Sasho Becvarovski
#76
Sasho Becvarovski
6'4"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Crown Point, Ind. (Lake Central)
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Left Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Valparaiso, Neb. (Raymond Central)
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Sutherland, Neb. (Sutherland)
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
6'2"  200 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Oceanside, Calif. (El Camino)
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista)
5'10"  205 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Southlake, Texas (Carroll)
5'11"  205 lbs
Position: Rover
Year: So.
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguro)
5'10"  180 lbs
Position: Right Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Hacienda Heights, Calif. (Bishop Amat)
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Mt. Olive, Miss. (Collins)
5'11"  215 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb. (Hastings)
Grant Bunton
Grant Bunton
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Shawnee, Kan. (Northwest)
6'2"  240 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Ames, Iowa (Ames)
6'3"  250 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
6'4"  205 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain)
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kearney, Neb. (Kearney)
6'6"  310 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Dixon, Ill. (Dixon)
5'11"  230 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wallace, Neb. (Wallace)
5'11"  175 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Shawnee, Kan. (Shawnee Mission NW)
Tyler Cotten
Tyler Cotten
5'10"  165 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Jon Coyne
Jon Coyne
6'4"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Tecumseh, Neb. (Tecumseh)
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: Stewartville, Minn. (Stewartville)
Chris Deitloff
#54
Chris Deitloff
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Strong Side...
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Damian Demps
Damian Demps
6'0"  170 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Miami, Fla. (Carol City)
Luke Denney
Luke Denney
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Central)
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Right Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla. (Southeast)
6'4"  295 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Cheney, Neb. (Norris)
George Dittrick
#17
George Dittrick
6'1"  190 lbs
Position: Rover
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
6'3"  275 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Scotus)
Jason Dush
#61
Jason Dush
6'1"  240 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
Mitch Ebke
#33
Mitch Ebke
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb. (Fairbury)
J.R. Edwards
#2
J.R. Edwards
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
5'9"  215 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan. (Collegiate)
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: So.
Hometown: Boys Town, Neb. (Boys Town)
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Cuero, Texas (Cuero)
Craig Fischer
#83
Craig Fischer
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: So.
Hometown: Leigh, Neb. (Leigh)
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Leigh, Neb. (Leigh)
6'1"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
Pat Friesen
Pat Friesen
5'11"  175 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Henderson, Neb. (Henderson)
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Strong Side...
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Bellevue East)
6'3"  220 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wood River, Neb. (Wood River)
Paul Fujan
Paul Fujan
5'10"  165 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb. (Neumann)
6'5"  250 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Right Cornerback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Aurora, Colo. (Central)
Mike Gentile
#10
Mike Gentile
5'10"  180 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lockport, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
6'2"  260 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (East)
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista)
Marcus Giles
Marcus Giles
5'11"  185 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Milford, Conn. (Milford Academy)
Bobby Gill
#77
Bobby Gill
6'0"  265 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
6'2"  215 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Central)
Mike Green
Mike Green
6'3"  255 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
6'2"  225 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fairbury, Neb. (Fairbury)
George Guidry
#9
George Guidry
6'1"  235 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lake Charles, La. (Washington-Marion Magnet)
Chris Gustafson
Chris Gustafson
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Gallup, N.M. (Gallup)
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: South Sioux City, Neb. (South Sioux City)
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: So.
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)
Brad Hamik
#45
Brad Hamik
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Hawarden, Iowa (West Sioux)
Brandon Harrison
Brandon Harrison
6'0"  175 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Gainesville, Texas (Blinn College) (Gainesville)
6'3"  270 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Osceola, Neb. (David City Aquinas)
6'1"  290 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Waverly, Neb. (Kentucky) (Waverly)
6'3"  280 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Yukon, Okla. (Mustang)
6'3"  265 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Hartington, Neb. (Cedar Catholic)
5'11"  210 lbs
Position: Strong Side...
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Auburn, Neb. (Auburn)
6'1"  280 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
5'9"  185 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Page, Neb. (Orchard)
6'0"  230 lbs
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Gainesville, Texas (Gainesville)
6'0"  240 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (South)
6'4"  245 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif. (Damien)
6'4"  290 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: Oceanside, Calif. (Vista)
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. (Alhambra)
Nate Johnson
Nate Johnson
5'11"  170 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wood River, Neb. (Wood River)
6'4"  250 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Osmond, Neb. (Osmond)
Jordan Jones
Jordan Jones
5'10"  160 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Webster City, Iowa (Webster City)
6'5"  310 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Burke)
6'5"  315 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Farwell, Neb. (St. Paul)
6'3"  250 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Auburn, Neb. (Auburn)
6'1"  230 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
6'3"  220 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: So.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Year: So.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb. (Hastings)
6'4"  275 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Punter
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Punter
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk Catholic)
6'4"  210 lbs
Position: Split End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Lakeview)
5'11"  225 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Elgin, Neb. (Clearwater)
6'3"  225 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Filley, Neb. (Filley)
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Rover
Year: So.
Hometown: Valentine, Neb. (Valentine)
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: So.
Hometown: Lake Charles, La. (LaGrange)
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb. (Wahoo)
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Rover
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Raymond, Wash. (Raymond)
5'11"  235 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Brainard, Neb. (East Butler)
Glen Matthews
#97
Glen Matthews
6'2"  285 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill. (North Dakota State College of Science) (De La Salle Institute)
Jason McCullough
#85
Jason McCullough
6'5"  285 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Allentown, Pa. (Miami) (Central Catholic)
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bastrop, Texas (Bastrop)
Matt McGinn
Matt McGinn
6'5"  240 lbs
Position: Defensive Lineman
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Merna, Neb. (Anselmo-Merna)
5'8"  200 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: So.
Hometown: Millville, N.J. (Millville)
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Goodland, Kan. (Goodland)
Levi Mehl
Levi Mehl
6'0"  190 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Crete, Neb. (Crete)
6'3"  260 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X)
6'0"  235 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Bellevue West)
6'5"  240 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lexington, Neb. (Lexington)
5'9"  170 lbs
Position: Punter
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Middletown, N.J. (South)
6'3"  235 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Crawford, Neb. (Crawford)
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M. (Highland)
5'11"  200 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: So.
Hometown: Albion, Neb. (Albion)
6'0"  215 lbs
Position: Strong Side...
Year: So.
Hometown: Waterbury, Conn. (Crosby)
Jon Penny
Jon Penny
6'2"  220 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence)
6'5"  285 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Locust, N.J. (Middletown South)
5'7"  185 lbs
Position: Left Cornerback
Year: So.
Hometown: Port Allen, La. (Port Allen)
Hank Piening
#36
Hank Piening
6'2"  205 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Milford)
6'3"  245 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Rockford, Ill. (Guilford)
6'4"  305 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
Ryan Preister
#57
Ryan Preister
6'1"  280 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Humphrey, Neb. (St. Francis)
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Rover
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff)
6'3"  300 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis School)
Buck Rasmussen
Buck Rasmussen
6'4"  235 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Tekamah, Neb. (Tekamah-Herman)
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Strong Side...
Year: So.
Hometown: Gering, Neb. (Gering)
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Place Kicker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Waverly, Neb. (Waverly)
Khari Reynolds
#10
Khari Reynolds
5'10"  175 lbs
Position: Right Cornerback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Mays Landing, N.J. (Egg Harbor Township)
Brandon Roth
Brandon Roth
6'2"  225 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Milford, Neb. (Milford)
6'3"  240 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif. (Montclair Prep)
6'6"  250 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Joseph, Mo. (Benton)
6'0"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Elkhorn, Neb. (Elkhorn)
6'3"  270 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Midwest City, Okla. (Midwest City)
6'1"  225 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: So.
Hometown: Overton, Neb. (Overton)
6'2"  260 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Fr.
Hometown: North Bend, Neb. (North Bend)
Matt Schoening
#21
Matt Schoening
5'9"  210 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)
6'1"  300 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Eagan, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
6'1"  280 lbs
Position: Center
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb. (East)
6'1"  215 lbs
Position: Strong Side...
Year: So.
Hometown: Deweese, Neb. (Sandy Creek)
6'2"  300 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: So.
Hometown: LaVerne, Calif. (Whittier)
Scott Siebenborn
#76
Scott Siebenborn
6'4"  235 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
6'1"  220 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Central/West Memphis, Ark.)
Travis Soucie
#25
Travis Soucie
5'11"  195 lbs
Position: I Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Hastings, Neb. (St. Cecilia)
Jeremy Stanislav
#43
Jeremy Stanislav
6'0"  205 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Prague, Neb. (Prague)
Ryan Svoboda
Ryan Svoboda
6'1"  215 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: David City, Neb. (Aquinas)
6'1"  180 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
Chuck Tack
Chuck Tack
6'4"  195 lbs
Position: Punter/Place-Kicker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)
6'2"  305 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Cranford, N.J. (Cranford)
6'1"  305 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider)
Nick Terrio
Nick Terrio
6'0"  200 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Laguna Beach, Calif. (Laguna Beach)
6'1"  275 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Lakeview)
Alik Tillery
Alik Tillery
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Brussels, Belgium (Shape American)
6'3"  245 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb. (Wahoo)
Arion Turner
Arion Turner
5'10"  160 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey)
Chad Tuttle
#48
Chad Tuttle
6'0"  210 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb. (Omaha North)
Noland Urban
#56
Noland Urban
6'1"  235 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Osceola, Neb. (Osceola)
Simon Van Boening
Simon Van Boening
6'2"  210 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fairfield, Neb. (Sandy Creek)
6'2"  290 lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Huffman, Texas (Hargrave)
6'4"  235 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Larchwood, Iowa (West Lyon Community)
Casey Vanderhoef
#26
Casey Vanderhoef
5'10"  195 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Alpine, Utah (Alpine)
6'1"  205 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Gregory, S.D. (Gregory)
6'5"  275 lbs
Position: Offensive Lineman
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
6'2"  290 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Springfield, Neb. (Platteview)
5'10"  190 lbs
Position: Cornerback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Arlington, Texas (Arlington-Lamar)
Brian Walters
#94
Brian Walters
6'3"  255 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Fr.
Hometown: West Point, Neb. (Wayne State) (West Point)
6'0"  180 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Juniata, Neb. (Hastings Adams Central)
Brandon Wardyn
#90
Brandon Wardyn
6'3"  230 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Farwell, Neb. (St. Paul)
6'0"  195 lbs
Position: Free Safety
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas)
6'1"  295 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: So.
Hometown: Springfield, Mo. (Kickapoo)
5'9"  195 lbs
Position: Rover
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
Dan White
Dan White
5'9"  185 lbs
Position: Running Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Green Bay, Wis. (Ashwaubenon)
6'5"  220 lbs
Position: Linebacker
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Shawnee, Kan. (Shawnee Mission Northwest)
5'9"  190 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Tulatin, Ore. (Tigard)
5'11"  190 lbs
Position: Wingback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Palmetto, Fla. (Manatee)
Chad Wiles
#3
Chad Wiles
6'1"  185 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wood River, Neb. (Wood River)
6'2"  240 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: So.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Burke)
6'3"  310 lbs
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine)
Andy Winkler
#24
Andy Winkler
6'0"  230 lbs
Position: Fullback
Year: So.
Hometown: Valley, Neb. (Valley)
6'5"  255 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
6'5"  205 lbs
Position: Tight End
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
5'9"  175 lbs
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
6'3"  240 lbs
Position: Rush End
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Stratton, Neb. (Stratton)
6'2"  290 lbs
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (East)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
38 Alexander Dan Dan Alexander FB 6-0 250 1 Fr. Wentzville, Mo. (Wentzville)
95 Allen Derek Derek Allen DT 6-3 280 3 So. Russellville, Ark. (Russellville)
89 Almanzar Luis Luis Almanzar DT 6-3 265 1 Fr. Jersey City, N.J. (Dickinson)
Altstadt Steve Steve Altstadt OL 6-5 260 1 Fr. Fort Calhoun, Neb. (Fort Calhoun)
70 Anderson Eric Eric Anderson OT 6-4 305 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
28 Anderson Josh Josh Anderson LCB 5-8 175 1 Fr. Wahoo, Neb. (Wahoo)
94 Antholz Travis Travis Antholz TE 6-4 225 3 So. McDonald, Kan. (Cheylin)
82 Applegate Sean Sean Applegate WB 5-9 180 3 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln High)
40 Arens Erick Erick Arens WLB 6-2 215 3 So. Randolph, Neb. (Randolph)
36 Baker Rod Rod Baker WLB 6-0 210 1 Fr. Hastings, Neb. (Adams Central)
52 Baldwin Matt Matt Baldwin C 6-1 280 3 So. Arvada, Colo. (Bear Creek)
87 Bassett Chris Chris Bassett RE 6-0 230 7 Sr. Tracy, Minn. (Tracy)
76 Becvarovski Sasho Sasho Becvarovski OG 6-4 250 1 Fr. Crown Point, Ind. (Lake Central)
24 Benes Jason Jason Benes LCB 5-11 190 7 Sr. Valparaiso, Neb. (Raymond Central)
20 Beveridge Tom Tom Beveridge SE 6-0 185 1 Fr. Sutherland, Neb. (Sutherland)
Boettner Mic Mic Boettner DB 6-1 190 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Booker Dion Dion Booker DB 6-2 200 1 Fr. Oceanside, Calif. (El Camino)
14 Brown Lance Lance Brown WB 5-11 190 5 Jr. Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista)
35 Brown Kris Kris Brown PK 5-10 205 5 Jr. Southlake, Texas (Carroll)
21 Brown Mike Mike Brown ROV 5-11 205 3 So. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguro)
22 Brown Ralph Ralph Brown, II RCB 5-10 180 3 So. Hacienda Heights, Calif. (Bishop Amat)
36 Buckhalter Correll Correll Buckhalter IB 6-2 210 1 Fr. Mt. Olive, Miss. (Collins)
39 Buettenback Ben Ben Buettenback MLB 5-11 215 3 So. Hastings, Neb. (Hastings)
Bunton Grant Grant Bunton LB 6-0 200 1 Fr. Shawnee, Kan. (Northwest)
Burrow Jamie Jamie Burrow LB 6-2 240 1 Fr. Ames, Iowa (Ames)
90 Carpenter Tim Tim Carpenter TE 6-3 250 7 Sr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
6 Cheatham Kenny Kenny Cheatham SE 6-4 205 5 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain)
9 Christo Monte Monte Christo QB 6-0 200 5 Jr. Kearney, Neb. (Kearney)
68 Clausen Jeff Jeff Clausen OT 6-6 310 3 So. Dixon, Ill. (Dixon)
42 Cobb Josh Josh Cobb FB 5-11 230 5 Jr. Wallace, Neb. (Wallace)
Cornelsen Ben Ben Cornelsen WB 5-11 175 1 Fr. Shawnee, Kan. (Shawnee Mission NW)
Cotten Tyler Tyler Cotten WB 5-10 165 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Coyne Jon Jon Coyne LB 6-4 205 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
Crouch Eric Eric Crouch QB 6-0 190 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
3 Davison Matt Matt Davison SE 6-0 180 1 Fr. Tecumseh, Neb. (Tecumseh)
85 DeBates T.J. T.J. DeBates TE 6-3 235 3 So. Stewartville, Minn. (Stewartville)
54 Deitloff Chris Chris Deitloff SLB 6-0 190 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Demps Damian Damian Demps DB 6-0 170 1 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Carol City)
Denney Luke Luke Denney SE 6-0 200 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Central)
2 Dennis Leslie Leslie Dennis RCB 5-9 175 7 Sr. Bradenton, Fla. (Southeast)
77 Diekmann Billy Billy Diekmann OT 6-4 295 1 Fr. Cheney, Neb. (Norris)
17 Dittrick George George Dittrick ROV 6-1 190 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
58 Drum Brandon Brandon Drum DT 6-3 275 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb. (Scotus)
61 Dush Jason Jason Dush DT 6-1 240 1 Fr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
33 Ebke Mitch Mitch Ebke FS 6-1 180 1 Fr. Fairbury, Neb. (Fairbury)
2 Edwards J.R. J.R. Edwards SE 6-0 190 3 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
4 Evans DeAngelo DeAngelo Evans IB 5-9 215 3 So. Wichita, Kan. (Collegiate)
12 Finister Demond Demond Finister WB 5-10 175 3 So. Boys Town, Neb. (Boys Town)
19 Finley Clint Clint Finley FS 5-11 200 1 Fr. Cuero, Texas (Cuero)
83 Fischer Craig Craig Fischer SE 6-0 180 3 So. Leigh, Neb. (Leigh)
5 Fischer Eric Eric Fischer FS 5-11 190 1 Fr. Leigh, Neb. (Leigh)
44 Foreman Jay Jay Foreman MLB 6-1 235 5 Jr. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
Friesen Pat Pat Friesen SE 5-11 175 1 Fr. Henderson, Neb. (Henderson)
34 Froehlich Russell Russell Froehlich SLB 6-0 215 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Bellevue East)
7 Frost Scott Scott Frost QB 6-3 220 7 Sr. Wood River, Neb. (Wood River)
Fujan Paul Paul Fujan WB 5-10 165 1 Fr. Wahoo, Neb. (Neumann)
74 Fulton Lonnie Lonnie Fulton OT 6-5 250 3 So. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
18 Gates Jay Jay Gates RCB 6-0 185 7 Sr. Aurora, Colo. (Central)
10 Gentile Mike Mike Gentile SE 5-10 180 1 Fr. Lockport, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
72 Gessford Ben Ben Gessford OG 6-2 260 5 Jr. Lincoln, Neb. (East)
27 Gibson John John Gibson WB 5-11 185 1 Fr. Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista)
Giles Marcus Marcus Giles IB 5-11 185 1 Fr. Milford, Conn. (Milford Academy)
77 Gill Bobby Bobby Gill DT 6-0 265 3 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
Gragert Nick Nick Gragert FB 6-2 215 1 Fr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
30 Green Ahman Ahman Green IB 6-0 215 5 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Central)
Green Mike Mike Green OL 6-3 255 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
75 Grummert Matt Matt Grummert RE 6-2 225 1 Fr. Fairbury, Neb. (Fairbury)
9 Guidry George George Guidry RE 6-1 235 1 Fr. Lake Charles, La. (Washington-Marion Magnet)
Gustafson Chris Chris Gustafson LB 6-2 205 1 Fr. Gallup, N.M. (Gallup)
80 Haafke Billy Billy Haafke SE 5-11 190 5 Jr. South Sioux City, Neb. (South Sioux City)
12 Hadenfeldt Dan Dan Hadenfeldt PK 5-11 195 3 So. Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)
45 Hamik Brad Brad Hamik FS 6-0 180 1 Fr. Hawarden, Iowa (West Sioux)
Harrison Brandon Brandon Harrison CB 6-0 175 5 Jr. Gainesville, Texas (Blinn College) (Gainesville)
53 Havlovic Aaron Aaron Havlovic OG 6-3 270 3 So. Osceola, Neb. (David City Aquinas)
51 Henson Kyle Kyle Henson OT 6-1 290 5 Jr. Waverly, Neb. (Kentucky) (Waverly)
59 Heskew Josh Josh Heskew C 6-3 280 5 Jr. Yukon, Okla. (Mustang)
55 Hochstein Russ Russ Hochstein OG 6-3 265 1 Fr. Hartington, Neb. (Cedar Catholic)
49 Hogrefe Quint Quint Hogrefe SLB 5-11 210 5 Jr. Auburn, Neb. (Auburn)
62 Hoskinson Matt Matt Hoskinson OG 6-1 280 7 Sr. Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
Ickes Matt Matt Ickes DB 5-9 185 1 Fr. Page, Neb. (Orchard)
50 Jackson Julius Julius Jackson WLB 6-0 230 3 So. Gainesville, Texas (Gainesville)
34 Jackson Vershan Vershan Jackson TE 6-0 240 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (South)
88 Jackson Sheldon Sheldon Jackson TE 6-4 245 5 Jr. Diamond Bar, Calif. (Damien)
56 Johnson Marcus Marcus Johnson OG 6-4 290 3 So. Oceanside, Calif. (Vista)
1 Johnson Eric Eric Johnson WLB 6-0 200 5 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Alhambra)
Johnson Nate Nate Johnson SE 5-11 170 1 Fr. Wood River, Neb. (Wood River)
88 Jones Dave Dave Jones DT 6-4 250 7 Sr. Osmond, Neb. (Osmond)
Jones Jordan Jordan Jones WB 5-10 160 1 Fr. Webster City, Iowa (Webster City)
69 Julch Adam Adam Julch OT 6-5 310 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Burke)
91 Kaiser Loran Loran Kaiser DT 6-5 315 1 Fr. Farwell, Neb. (St. Paul)
57 Kelsay Chad Chad Kelsay RE 6-3 250 5 Jr. Auburn, Neb. (Auburn)
22 Kingston Ben Ben Kingston FB 6-1 230 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
87 Kobus Chad Chad Kobus TE 6-3 220 3 So. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
47 Kohl Josh Josh Kohl WLB 6-1 220 3 So. Hastings, Neb. (Hastings)
Kollmorgen Kyle Kyle Kollmorgen OL 6-4 275 1 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
19 Kosch Jesse Jesse Kosch P 6-0 190 7 Sr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
23 Lafleur Bill Bill Lafleur P 5-11 200 5 Jr. Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk Catholic)
89 Lake Jeff (Robert) Jeff (Robert) Lake SE 6-4 210 7 Sr. Columbus, Neb. (Lakeview)
40 Legate Billy Billy Legate FB 5-11 225 5 Jr. Elgin, Neb. (Clearwater)
82 Lenners Curt Curt Lenners RE 6-3 225 7 Sr. Filley, Neb. (Filley)
29 List Gregg Gregg List ROV 6-0 200 3 So. Valentine, Neb. (Valentine)
1 London Frankie Frankie London QB 6-0 180 3 So. Lake Charles, La. (LaGrange)
28 Long Chace Chace Long PK 6-0 200 1 Fr. Wahoo, Neb. (Wahoo)
6 Makaiwi Kalin Kalin Makaiwi ROV 6-0 210 5 Jr. Raymond, Wash. (Raymond)
45 Makovicka Joel Joel Makovicka FB 5-11 235 5 Jr. Brainard, Neb. (East Butler)
97 Matthews Glen Glen Matthews DT 6-2 285 5 Jr. Chicago, Ill. (North Dakota State College of Science) (De La Salle Institute)
85 McCullough Jason Jason McCullough DT 6-5 285 5 Jr. Allentown, Pa. (Miami) (Central Catholic)
4 McFarlin Octavious Octavious McFarlin WLB 5-11 200 7 Sr. Bastrop, Texas (Bastrop)
McGinn Matt Matt McGinn DL 6-5 240 1 Fr. Merna, Neb. (Anselmo-Merna)
25 McGraw Greg Greg McGraw FS 5-8 200 3 So. Millville, N.J. (Millville)
41 McKee Jake Jake McKee TE 6-1 220 1 Fr. Goodland, Kan. (Goodland)
Mehl Levi Levi Mehl LB 6-0 190 1 Fr. Crete, Neb. (Crete)
78 Milius Tom Tom Milius DT 6-3 260 3 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X)
32 Miller Willie Willie Miller FB 6-0 235 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Bellevue West)
93 Mooberry Brandon Brandon Mooberry RE 6-5 240 1 Fr. Lexington, Neb. (Lexington)
8 Morro Brian Brian Morro P 5-9 170 5 Jr. Middletown, N.J. (South)
81 Murphy John John Murphy TE 6-3 235 1 Fr. Crawford, Neb. (Crawford)
12 Newcombe Bobby Bobby Newcombe QB 6-0 185 1 Fr. Albuquerque, N.M. (Highland)
37 Olnes Jason Jason Olnes IB 5-11 200 3 So. Albion, Neb. (Albion)
37 Ortiz Tony Tony Ortiz SLB 6-0 215 3 So. Waterbury, Conn. (Crosby)
Penny Jon Jon Penny LB 6-2 220 1 Fr. Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence)
55 Peter Jason Jason Peter DT 6-5 285 7 Sr. Locust, N.J. (Middletown South)
11 Peterson Jerome Jerome Peterson LCB 5-7 185 3 So. Port Allen, La. (Port Allen)
36 Piening Hank Hank Piening IB 6-2 205 1 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Milford)
13 Polk Carlos Carlos Polk MLB 6-3 245 1 Fr. Rockford, Ill. (Guilford)
73 Pollack Fred Fred Pollack OT 6-4 305 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
57 Preister Ryan Ryan Preister OT 6-1 280 1 Fr. Humphrey, Neb. (St. Francis)
14 Quindt Brandon Brandon Quindt ROV 6-0 200 1 Fr. Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff)
Raiola Dominic Dominic Raiola C 6-3 300 1 Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis School)
Rasmussen Buck Buck Rasmussen OL 6-4 235 1 Fr. Tekamah, Neb. (Tekamah-Herman)
23 Raymond Steve Steve Raymond SLB 6-0 205 3 So. Gering, Neb. (Gering)
13 Retzlaff Ted Ted Retzlaff PK 6-0 180 7 Sr. Waverly, Neb. (Waverly)
10 Reynolds Khari Khari Reynolds RCB 5-10 175 1 Fr. Mays Landing, N.J. (Egg Harbor Township)
Roth Brandon Brandon Roth LB 6-2 225 1 Fr. Milford, Neb. (Milford)
86 Roy Dorrick Dorrick Roy TE 6-3 240 5 Jr. Inglewood, Calif. (Montclair Prep)
84 Rucker Mike Mike Rucker RE 6-6 250 5 Jr. St. Joseph, Mo. (Benton)
16 Runty Jay Jay Runty QB 6-0 185 1 Fr. Elkhorn, Neb. (Elkhorn)
Rutherford Jon Jon Rutherford OG 6-3 270 1 Fr. Midwest City, Okla. (Midwest City)
80 Ryan Eric Eric Ryan RE 6-1 225 3 So. Overton, Neb. (Overton)
79 Saalfeld Chris Chris Saalfeld OG 6-2 260 1 Fr. North Bend, Neb. (North Bend)
21 Schoening Matt Matt Schoening FB 5-9 210 1 Fr. Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)
65 Schwab Jason Jason Schwab OT 6-1 300 3 So. Eagan, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
54 Seaman Doug Doug Seaman C 6-1 280 7 Sr. Bellevue, Neb. (East)
46 Shaw Brian Brian Shaw SLB 6-1 215 3 So. Deweese, Neb. (Sandy Creek)
63 Sherman James James Sherman OG 6-2 300 3 So. LaVerne, Calif. (Whittier)
76 Siebenborn Scott Scott Siebenborn RE 6-4 235 1 Fr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
31 Sims James James Sims IB 6-1 220 7 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Central/West Memphis, Ark.)
25 Soucie Travis Travis Soucie IB 5-11 195 1 Fr. Hastings, Neb. (St. Cecilia)
43 Stanislav Jeremy Jeremy Stanislav FB 6-0 205 1 Fr. Prague, Neb. (Prague)
Svoboda Ryan Ryan Svoboda LB 6-1 215 1 Fr. David City, Neb. (Aquinas)
16 Swiney Erwin Erwin Swiney DB 6-1 180 1 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
Tack Chuck Chuck Tack P/PK 6-4 195 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)
95 Tansey Jim Jim Tansey OT 6-2 305 3 So. Cranford, N.J. (Cranford)
67 Taylor Aaron Aaron Taylor OG 6-1 305 7 Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider)
Terrio Nick Nick Terrio LB 6-0 200 1 Fr. Laguna Beach, Calif. (Laguna Beach)
79 Tessendorf Ross Ross Tessendorf DT 6-1 275 5 Jr. Columbus, Neb. (Lakeview)
Tillery Alik Alik Tillery DB 5-11 190 1 Fr. Brussels, Belgium (Shape American)
92 Toline Travis Travis Toline RE 6-3 245 5 Jr. Wahoo, Neb. (Wahoo)
Turner Arion Arion Turner DB 5-10 160 1 Fr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey)
48 Tuttle Chad Chad Tuttle MLB 6-0 210 1 Fr. Wahoo, Neb. (Omaha North)
56 Urban Noland Noland Urban MLB 6-1 235 1 Fr. Osceola, Neb. (Osceola)
Van Boening Simon Simon Van Boening LB 6-2 210 1 Fr. Fairfield, Neb. (Sandy Creek)
71 Van Cleave Mike Mike Van Cleave OT 6-2 290 7 Sr. Huffman, Texas (Hargrave)
Vanden Bosch Kyle Kyle Vanden Bosch RE 6-4 235 1 Fr. Larchwood, Iowa (West Lyon Community)
26 Vanderhoef Casey Casey Vanderhoef WB 5-10 195 1 Fr. Alpine, Utah (Alpine)
Vedral Mark Mark Vedral LB 6-1 205 1 Fr. Gregory, S.D. (Gregory)
Volk Dave Dave Volk OL 6-5 275 1 Fr. Battle Creek, Neb. (Battle Creek)
61 Wade Brandt Brandt Wade OG 6-2 290 5 Jr. Springfield, Neb. (Platteview)
27 Walker Joe Joe Walker CB 5-10 190 1 Fr. Arlington, Texas (Arlington-Lamar)
94 Walters Brian Brian Walters DT 6-3 255 1 Fr. West Point, Neb. (Wayne State) (West Point)
32 Walther Eric Eric Walther FS 6-0 180 5 Jr. Juniata, Neb. (Hastings Adams Central)
90 Wardyn Brandon Brandon Wardyn RE 6-3 230 1 Fr. Farwell, Neb. (St. Paul)
3 Warfield Eric Eric Warfield FS 6-0 195 7 Sr. Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas)
96 Warren Steve Steve Warren DT 6-1 295 3 So. Springfield, Mo. (Kickapoo)
42 Watchorn Troy Troy Watchorn ROV 5-9 195 1 Fr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
White Dan Dan White RB 5-9 185 1 Fr. Green Bay, Wis. (Ashwaubenon)
Wichmann J.P. (John Paul) J.P. (John Paul) Wichmann LB 6-5 220 1 Fr. Shawnee, Kan. (Shawnee Mission Northwest)
33 Wieting Sean Sean Wieting WB 5-9 190 7 Sr. Tulatin, Ore. (Tigard)
5 Wiggins Shevin Shevin Wiggins WB 5-11 190 5 Jr. Palmetto, Fla. (Manatee)
3 Wiles Chad Chad Wiles QB 6-1 185 1 Fr. Wood River, Neb. (Wood River)
81 Wills Aaron Aaron Wills RE 6-2 240 3 So. Omaha, Neb. (Burke)
99 Wiltz Jason Jason Wiltz DT 6-3 310 5 Jr. New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine)
24 Winkler Andy Andy Winkler FB 6-0 230 3 So. Valley, Neb. (Valley)
98 Wistrom Grant Grant Wistrom RE 6-5 255 7 Sr. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
Wistrom Tracey Tracey Wistrom TE 6-5 205 1 Fr. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
Woodward Wes Wes Woodward DB 5-9 175 1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
38 Zahl Brendan Brendan Zahl RE 6-3 240 7 Sr. Stratton, Neb. (Stratton)
64 Zatechka Jon Jon Zatechka OG 6-2 290 7 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (East)
NU Football - 1997 Coaches
Ron Brown
 - Assistant Coach
Turner Gill
 - Assistant Coach