1965 Football Team

Overall Record: 4-6 Conference Record: 2-5
Conference Finish: 7th place tie
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: Tom Cecchini
All-Americans: William Yearby
All-Conference: Bill Yearby, Tom Mack, Carl Ward, Rick Volk
Most Valuable Player: Bill Yearby
Meyer Morton Award: Bill Keating
John Maulbetsch Award: Rocky Rosema
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Don Dufek, Dennis Fitzgerald, Henry Fonde, Robert Holloway, Tony Mason, Jack Nelson
Manager: David Muir

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
North Carolina  4/- 09/18 A W 31-24 41,000
California  4/- 09/25 H W 10-7 81,417
Georgia  7/- 10/02 H L 7-15 59,470
Michigan State   -/5 10/09 H L 7-24 103,219
Purdue (HC)   -/7 10/16 H L 15-17 85,905
Minnesota   -/- 10/23 A L 13-14 58,519
Wisconsin   -/- 10/30 H W 50-14 66,907
Illinois   -/- 11/06 A W 23-3 50,136
Northwestern   -/- 11/13 A L 22-34 40,007
Ohio State   -/- 11/20 H L 7-9 77,733
Totals185-161 664,313

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
left end Steve Smith (7)
Jeffrey Hoyne (2)
Tom Pullen
left tackle Charles Kines (8)
Bill Yearby
Rocky Rosema
left guard Dennis Flanagan (5)
Bill Keating (2)
Bob Mielke (2)
Henry Hanna
center Joseph Dayton (7)
Paul D'Eramo (2)
Frank Nunley
right guard Donald Bailey (8)
Ken Wright
Frank Nunley
right tackle Tom Mack (7)
William Hardy (2)
Paul Johnson
right end Jack Clancy (7)
Tom Pullen
Stanley Kemp
Jeffrey Hoyne
quarterback Wally Gabler (5)
Dick Vidmer (3)
Ernie Sharpe
Mike Bass
fullback David Fisher (5)
Dennis Morgan (3)
Gary Schick
Tim Radigan
left halfback Rich Volk (4)
Dick Sygar (3)
Jim Detwiler (3)
right halfback Carl Ward (7)
Mike Bass (2)
Dick Wells
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Clayton Wilhite (5)
Jeff Hoyne (3)
Rocky Rosema (2)
left tackle Bill Yearby (10)
left guard Bob Mielke (10)
right guard Ken Wright (9)
Barry Dehlin
right tackle Paul Johnson (7)
Charles Ruzicka (3)
right end Tom Pullen (6)
Jeff Hoyne (4)
linebacker Thomas Cecchini (10)
linebacker Frank Nunley (10)
corner back Rick Volk (10)
corner back Mike Bass (10)
safety Dick Wells (9)
Dick Sygar

View full 1965 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1965 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Stan Kemp, John Heffelfinger, Frank Nunley, William Hardy, Dick Vidmer, Ray Phillips, Paul D'Eramo, Henry Hanna, Bob Hollway*, Don Dufek*
4th Row
Bob Mielke, Carl Ward, Ernest Sharpe, Joe Dayton, Don Bailey, Clayton Wilhite, John Rowser, Louis Lee, Dennis Fitzgerald*, trainer James Hunt
3rd Row
Rick Volk, Roger Rosema, Paul Johnson, Dennis Morgan, Dave Fisher, Mike Bass, Dick Sygar, Dennis Flanagan, Thomas Pullen, student manager David Muir
2nd Row
Craig Kirby, Floyd Day, Thomas Parkhill, Peter Hollis, Wally Gabler, Charles Kines, Gary Schick, Ken Wright, Charles Rusicka, Jim Detwiler, Bill Yearby
Front Row
Stephen Smith, Richard Wells, Tom Mack, Fritz Crisler, captain Tom Cecchini, coach Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, Jack Clancy, Thomas Brigstock, Bill Keating

* = assistant coaches