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The 1979 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team was the representative of the University of Nebraska-Lincolnmarker in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadiummarker in Lincoln, Nebraskamarker.

Schedule

Roster

Adams, Joe #64 (Jr.) OG

Baker, Kim #41 (Jr.) LB

Barnett, Bill #97 (Sr.) DT

Bates, Phil (So.) FB

Beach, Jim (So.) DB

Bergkamp, Tim #36 (Jr.) PK

Bess, Donnie (So.) DE

Bloom, Jeff #50 (Sr.) C

Boll, Peter (So.) OT

Branch, Anthony #4 (So.) WB

Brandl, Matt (So.) OG

Brown, Kenny #22 (Sr.) WB

Brown, Todd #29 (Fr.) SE

Bruce, Mike #76 (Jr.) OT

Bush, Anthony (So.) SE

Carlstrom, Tom #78 (So.) OG

Clark, David #63 (Jr.) DT

Cole, Lawrence #81 (Sr.) DE

Conneally, Jerry (So.) LB

Damkroger, Steve #35 (Fr.) LB

Davies, Steve #82 (Jr.) TE

DeLoach, Trey #52 (Jr.) C

England, Gary #70 (Jr.) OT

Evans, Brent (So.) FB

Finn, Jeff #87 (Jr.) TE

Fischer, Dan #26 (So.) DB

Franklin, Andra #39 (Jr.) FB

Gary, Russell #9 (Jr.) DB

Gdowski, Tom (So.) DT

Gebert, Chris #14 (So.) QB

Gemar, Scott #1 (Jr.) PK

Gerlach, Dan (So.) DB

Glathar, Kurt (So.) OG

Goodspeed, Mark #72 (Sr.) OT

Hager, Tim #10 (Sr.) QB

Havekost, John #69 (Sr.) OG

Hedrick, Brian #43 (Jr.) DT

Hill, Dan (So.) TE

Hineline, Curt #59 (So.) MG

Hipp, I.M. #32 (Sr.) IB

Holbrook, Tim (So.) DB

Holmes, Daryl #94 (Jr.) DE

  Horn, Rod #55 (Sr.) DT

Huebert, Randy (So.) WB

Hunt, Al #49 (So.) FB

Hurley, Dan #73 (So.) OT

Iodence, Brian (So.) DB

Johnson, Brad (So.) C

Johnson, Craig #30 (Jr.) IB

Keith, Percy #21 (Jr.) IB

Keuten, John #62 (Jr.) OG

Kirk, Donnie #13 (So.) PK

Knoll, Eric (So.) QB

Kotera, Jim #44 (Jr.) FB

Krejci, Jeff #2 (So.) DB

Kwapick, Jeff (So.) OT

Landwehr, Randy #27 (So.) IB

Larsen, Pat (So.) DB

Lee, Oudious #65 (Sr.) MG

LeRoy, Mark #23 (Sr.) DB

Letcher, Paul #8 (Sr.) DB

Lewis, Rodney #5 (So.) DB

Liegl, David #28 (Jr.) DB

Lindquist, Ric #15 (So.) DB

Lindstrom, Dan #98 (Jr.) DE

Lingenfelter, Bruce (So.) OT

Lynch, Greg (So.) OG

Mandelko, Mike #68 (So.) OG

Mathison, Bruce #19 (So.) QB

Mauer, Mark #17 (So.) QB

McCloney, Maurice #31 (So.) WB

McCrady, Tim #24 (Jr.) WB

McElroy, Mike (So.) C

McWhirter, Steve #45 (Fr.) LB

Means, Andy #34 (Jr.) DB

Michaelson, Steve #18 (So.) QB

Miles, Darwin #91 (So.) DE

Miller, Junior #89 (Sr.) TE

Minor, John #86 (Sr.) MG

Moravec, Mark (So.) FB

Nelson, Derrie #92 (Jr.) DE

Noonan, John (So.) SE

Nyden, Richard (Jr.) SE

Pensick, Dan #93 (Sr.) DT

  Peterson, Dick #83 (So.) TE

Poppe, Scott (So.) LB

Potadle, Paul #61 (Sr.) OG

Quinn, Jeff #11 (Jr.) QB

Rabas, Greg #85 (So.) TE

Redwine, Jarvis #12 (Jr.) IB

Reiners, Dan (So.) DE

Rice, Dan #74 (Sr.) C

Rimington, Dave #56 (Fr.) C

Roark, Larry (So.) DB

Ruud, John #46 (Sr.) LB

Saalfeld, Kelly #57 (Sr.) C

Santin, John (So.) DE

Schleusener, Randy #53 (Jr.) OG

Sculley, Mike (Jr.) MG

Searcey, L.G. #37 (So.) DB

Seibel, Kevin (Fr.) P/PK

Sims, Sammy #6 (So.) DB

Slobodnik, Tim (Fr.) DB

Smith, Tim #84 (Sr.) SE

Steels, Anthony #33 (So.) WB

Steiner, Dan #58 (Sr.) OT

Stromath, Dave #99 (So.) DT

Sukup, Dean #3 (Sr.) PK

Theiss, Randy (So.) OT

Theissen, Gordon #90 (Sr.) DE

Trent, Phil #16 (Fr.) DB

Vair, Duke (So.) IB

Van Lent, Bill (Fr.) DT

Van Norman, Kris #38 (So.) DB

Vergith, Tom (So.) WB

Vering, Tom #47 (Sr.) LB

Waechter, Henry #75 (So.) DT

Wallace, Walter (So.) IB

Wees, Dennis (So.) LB

Weinmaster, Kerry #51 (Sr.) MG

Williams, Jamie (Fr.) TE

Williams, Brent (Jr.) LB

Williams, Jimmy #96 (So.) DE

Woodard, Scott #88 (Jr.) SE

Wurth, Tim (Unk) IB

     


Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Tom Osborne Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
1973 1964-1997 Hastings College
Lance Van Zandt Defensive Coordinator
Defensive Backs
1977 1977-1980 Lamar
Charlie McBride Defensive Line 1977 1977-1999 Coloradomarker
Cletus Fischer Offensive Line 1960-1985 Nebraskamarker
John Melton Tight Ends
Wingbacks
1973 1962-1988 Wyomingmarker
Mike Corgan Running Backs 1962 1962-1982 Notre Damemarker
Boyd Epley Head Strength Coach 1969 1969-2003 Nebraskamarker
George Darlington Defensive Backs 1973-2002 Rutgersmarker
Milt Tenopir Offensive Line 1974 1974-2002 Sterling
Gene Huey Receivers 1977 1977-1986 Wyomingmarker
Frank Solich Head Freshman Coach 1979 1979-2003 Nebraskamarker
Jack Pierce 1979-1991
Jake Cabell Freshman Defensive Coordinator 1979 1979 Nebraskamarker
Pat Fischer 1979 1979 Nebraskamarker


Game notes

Utah State

The Cornhuskers got onto the scoreboard first with a 1st quarter touchdown, but offensive production stalled as Houston caught up and tied the Cornhuskers before halftime. The Cougers gave up an interception and lost three of seven fumbles during the game, giving Nebraska a 4-1 turnover margin edge, but Houston's passing and rushing efforts were successful enough to overcome the setbacks. Nebraska gained a slim 3 point lead with little more than 3 minutes to play, but Houston marched down the field and put one more touchdown into the end zone with just 12 seconds on the clock, handing Nebraska a loss to close the season.

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 8
Coaches 7


Awards


Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Junior Miller
All-America 2nd team Mark Goodspeed, Jarvis Redwine, Kerry Weinmaster
All-America 3rd team Kelly Saalfeld
All-America honorable mention John Havekost, Rod Horn, Derrie Nelson, Kerry Weinmaster
Big 8 Newcomer of the Year Jarvis Redwine
All-Big 8 1st team Kenny Brown, John Havekost, Rod Horn, Junior Miller, Derrie Nelson, Jarvis Redwine, Kelly Saalfeld, Tim Smith, Dean Sukup, Kerry Weinmaster
All-Big 8 2nd team Bill Barnett, Mark Goodspeed, Andy Means, Randy Schleusener, Tim Smith
All-Big 8 honorable mention Lawrence Cole, Andra Franklin, I. M. Hipp, Mark LeRoy, Dan Steiner, Tom Vering, Brent Williams


NFL and Pro Players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1979 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.

Name Team
Bill Barnett Miami Dolphins
Todd Brown Montreal Concordes
Andra Franklin Miami Dolphins
Russell Gary New Orleans Saints
Mark Goodspeed St. Louis Cardinals
Rod Horn Cincinnati Bengals
Dan Hurley Boston Breakers
Brad Johnson Boston Breakers
Oudious Lee St. Louis Cardinals
Rodney Lewis New Orleans Saints
Allen Lyday Houston Oilers
Bruce Mathison San Diego Chargers
Junior Miller Atlanta Falcons
Derrie Nelson San Diego Chargers
Jeff Quinn Pittsburgh Steelers
Jarvis Redwine Minnesota Vikings
Dave Rimington Cincinnati Bengals
Kevin Seibel Chicago Blitz
Anthony Steels Boston Breakers
Henry Waechter Chicago Bears
Jamie Williams St. Louis Cardinals
Jimmy Williams Detroit Lions


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