1968 Football Team

Overall Record: 8-2 Conference Record: 6-1
Conference Finish: 2nd place
National Ranking: AP - No. 12, UPI - No. 15
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: Ron Johnson
All-Americans: Ron Johnson
All-Conference: Ron Johnson, Tom Stincic, Jim Mandich, Dennis Brown, Phil Seymour, Tom Goss, Tom Curtis
Most Valuable Player: Ron Johnson
Meyer Morton Award: Bob Baumgartner
John Maulbetsch Award: Marty Huff
Frederick Matthei Award: Tom Curtis
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: John Denzin
Trainer: Lindsy McLean
Assistant coaches: William Dodd, Dennis Fitzgerald, Henry Fonde, Frank Maloney, George Mans, Tony Mason, Robert Shaw
Manager: Rik Kohn

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
California   -/- 09/21 H L 7-21 71,386
Duke   -/- 09/28 A W 31-10 25,000
Navy   -/- 10/05 H W 32-9 56,501
Michigan State   -/12 10/12 H W 28-14 102,785
Indiana 18/19 10/19 A W 27-22 51,951
Minnesota (HC) 12/- 10/26 H W 33-20 69,384
Northwestern  9/- 11/02 A W 35-0 40,101
Illinois  7/- 11/09 H W 36-0 56,775
Wisconsin  4/- 11/16 H W 34-9 51,117
Ohio State  4/2 11/23 A L 14-50 85,371
Totals277-155 610,371

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
left end Jim Mandich (8)
Michael Hankwitz
Phil Seymour
left tackle Bob Penska (9)
Tom Goss
left guard Richard Caldarazzo (9)
Tom Stincic
center David Denzin (9)
Jerry Miklos
right guard Stanley Broadnax (8)
Lance Scheffler
Ed Moore
right tackle Dan Dierdorf (9)
Daniel Parks
right end Jerry Imsland (7)
William Harris (2)
Cecil Pryor
quarterback Dennis Brown (9)
Brian Healy
fullback Garvie Craw (9)
George Hoey
left halfback John Gabler (5)
Ron Johnson (3)
George Hoey
Tom Curtis
right halfback Ron Johnson (6)
John Gabler (2)
Bob Wedge
Jim Betts
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Phil Seymour (10)
left tackle Tom Goss (10)
middle guard Henry Hill (7)
Jerry Miklos (3)
right tackle Daniel Parks (10)
right end Cecil Pryor (8)
Jon Kramer
Jim Wilhite
linebacker Tom Stincic (10)
linebacker Ed Moore (10)
left halfback Brian Healy (6)
Jerry Hartman (4)
right halfback George Hoey (10)
left safety Tom Curtis (10)
right safety Bob Wedge (8)
Jerry Hartman (2)

View full 1968 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1968 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Cecil Pryor, Tom Curtis, Jim Betts, Frank Titas, Don Moorhead, Dan Dierdorf, Tim Killian, Jack Harpring, Pete Drehmann, Werner Hall, Dick McCoy, Marty Huff, Phil Seymour
4th Row
Mark Werner, Barry Pierson, Dick Caldarazzo, Bill Harris, Henry Hill, Paul Staroba, Eric Federico, Al Francis, Fred Sample, Ed Moore, Joseph Kunsa, James Wilhite
3rd Row
Trainer Lindsy McLean, Pete Newell, Jerry Imsland, Mike Hankwitz, Ed Woolley, Jim Mandich, Garvie Craw, Brian Healy, Lance Scheffler, Dan Parks, John Gabler, Mgr. Rik Kohn
2nd Row
Gerald Miklos, Bob Baumgartner, Tom Stincic, John Thomas, Bob Kieta, George Hoey, Warren Sipp, Bob Penksa, Dave Denzin, Elijah Sansom, Terry Frysinger, John Lynch
Front Row
James Banar, Martin Washington, Dennis Sirosky, Stan Broadnax, Athletic Director Don Canham, Captain Ron Johnson, Coach C.W. "Bump" Elliott, Dennis Brown, Jerry Hartman, Bob Wedge, Tom Goss