1966 Football Team

Overall Record: 6-4 Conference Record: 4-3
Conference Finish: 3rd place tie
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: Jack Clancy
All-Americans: Jack D. Clancy, Richard R. Volk
All-Conference: Rick Volk, Jack Clancy, Don Bailey, Jim Detwiler, Dave Fisher, Frank Nunley
Most Valuable Player: Jack Clancy
Meyer Morton Award: Don Bailey
John Maulbetsch Award: Tom Stincic
Arthur Robinsion Scholarship Award: Clayton Wilhite
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: William Dodd, Dennis Fitzgerald, Henry Fonde, Donald James, George Mans, Tony Mason, Y.C. McNease
Manager: David Muir

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Oregon State   -/- 09/17 H W 41-0 56,097 c
California  9/- 09/24 A W 17-7 41,302
North Carolina  8/- 10/01 H L 7-21 88,233
Michigan State   -/1 10/08 A L 7-20 78,833
Purdue   -/9 10/15 H L 21-22 79,642
Minnesota (HC)   -/- 10/22 H W 49-0 71,749
Wisconsin   -/- 10/29 A W 28-17 51,861
Illinois   -/- 11/05 H L 21-28 59,322
Northwestern   -/- 11/12 H W 28-20 58,556
Ohio State   -/- 11/19 A W 17-3 83,403
Totals236-138 668,998

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
left end Jon Kramer (4)
Warren Sipp (3)
Rocky Rosema (2)
Clayton Wilhite
left tackle Ray Phillips (5)
William Hardy
Dick Williamson
Bob Mielke
Jerry Miklos
Ken Wright
left guard Henry Hanna (7)
Bob Mielke
Barry Dehlin
Paul D'Eramo
center Joseph Dayton (8)
Dave Porter
Jerry Miklos
right guard Donald Bailey (6)
Frank Nunley (2)
Tom Stincic
William Hardy
right tackle James Hribal (5)
Dave Porter (3)
Jerry Miklos
Frank Nunley
right end Jack Clancy (6)
Tom Stincic (3)
Jon Kramer
quarterback Dick Vidmer (9)
Rick Volk
fullback David Fisher (7)
Rick Volk (2)
Dick Sygar
left halfback Ernie Sharpe (5)
John Rowser (3)
Mike Bass (2)
right halfback Mike Bass (4)
Carl Ward (3)
Dick Sygar (2)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Jon Kramer (6)
Rocky Rosema (4)
left tackle Dick Williamson (7)
Bob Mielke (3)
middle guard Bob Mielke (7)
Tom Goss (3)
right tackle Dave Porter (7)
William Hardy (3)
right end Tom Stincic (10)
linebacker Dennis Morgan (7)
Barry Dehlin (3)
linebacker Frank Nunley (10)
corner back John Rowser (10)
corner back Mike Bass (10)
safety Dick Sygar (10)
safety Rick Volk (10)

View full 1966 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1966 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
student manager David Muir, trainer James Hunt, Tom Stincic, Gerald Miklos, Jon Kramer, Roger Rosema, Dave Porter, Warren Sipp
4th Row
Ernest Sharpe, Ron Johnson, Peter Mair, Robert Wedge, John Reynolds, Paul D'Eramo, Dick Vidmer, Jerald Hartman, manager?
3rd Row
Stan Kemp, Derrick Humphries, Rick Volk, Ray Phillips, Tom Goss, Jerry Danhof, Jim Detwiler, Thomas Landsittel, Richard Williamson, Dennis Morgan
2nd Row
Louis Lee, Barry Dehlin, David Fisher, Clayt Wilhite, Mike Bass, Henry Hanna, James Hribal, Kenneth Wright, John Buzynski, Robert Mielke, Rick Sygar
Front Row
William Hardy, John Rowser, Frank Nunley, Fritz Crisler, captain Jack Clancy, coach Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, Joe Dayton, Don Bailey, Carl Ward

1966 Team Photo

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