1957 Football Team

Overall Record: 5-3-1 Conference Record: 3-3-1
Conference Finish: 6th place
Coach: Bennie G. Oosterbaan
Captain: Jim Orwig
All-Americans: James Pace
All-Conference: Jim Pace
Most Valuable Player: Jim Pace
Meyer Morton Award: Charles Teusher
John Maulbetsch Award: George Genyk
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, Don Dufek, Chalmers Elliott, Robert Holloway, Clifford Keen, Matt Patanelli, Walter Weber
Manager: Lynn Evans

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
USC 10/- 09/28 A W 16-6 43,569
Georgia 10/- 10/05 H W 26-0 84,165
Michigan State  6/2 10/12 H L 6-35 101,001
Northwestern (HC) 18/- 10/19 H W 34-14 71,513
Minnesota 20/14 10/26 A W 24-7 63,523
Iowa 12/3 11/02 H T 21-21 90,583
Illinois 11/- 11/09 A L 19-20 47,886
Indiana 18/- 11/16 H W 27-13 56,616
Ohio State 19/- 11/23 H L 14-31 101,001
Totals187-147 659,857

Starting Lineups            
PositionPlayer
left end Gary Prahst (8)
Dave Bowers
left tackle Jim Orwig (8)
Dick Heynen
left guard Larry Faul (8)
Alex Callahan
center Jerry Goebel (5)
Gene Snider (4)
right guard Marv Nyren (8)
Jerry Marciniak
right tackle James Davies (9)
right end Walter Johnson (8)
Robert Boshoven
quarterback Jim Van Pelt (7)
Stan Noskin (2)
fullback James Byers (4)
John Herrnstein (4)
left halfback Jim Pace (9)
right halfback Mike Shatusky (6)
Brad Myers (3)

View full 1957 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1957 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Fred Julian, Stanton Noskin, Bradley Myers, Darrell Harper, Michael Fillichio, George Genyk, John Spidel, James Byers, Anthony Rio, Alvin Groce
4th Row
James Dickey, Eugene Sisinyak, Charles Teuscher, Gary Prahst, Walter Johnson, Gerald Marciniak, Robert Ptacek, Willie Smith, Jared Bushong
3rd Row
Trainer Jim Hunt, Richard Kettemen, Ernest McCoy, Alex Bochnowski, Jerry Goebel, Frederick Krueger, Raymond Wine, Gordon Morrow, Alex Callahan, Manager Lynn Evans
2nd Row
Gene Snider, James Davies, Richard Heynen, Robert Boshoven, Thomas Berger, David Bowers, Lawrence Faul, Michael Shatusky
Front Row
James Van Pelt, James Pace, Athletic Director H.O. (Fritz) Crisler, Captain James Orwig, Head Football Coach Bennie Oosterbaan, John Herrnstein, Marving Nyren