1983 Football Team

Overall Record: 9-3 Conference Record: 8-1
Conference Finish: 2nd place
National Ranking: AP - No. 8, UPI - No. 9
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captain: Stefan Humphries, John Lott
All-Americans: Stefan Humphries, Tom Dixon
All-Conference: Stefan Humphries, Tom Dixon, Bob Bergeron, Kevin Brooks, Al Sincich, Evan Cooper
Most Valuable Player: Steve Smith
Meyer Morton Award: Steve Smith
John Maulbetsch Award: Bob Perryman
Frederick Matthei Award: Al Sincich
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Stefan Humphries
Dick Katcher Award: Carlton Rose
Robert P. Ufer Award: Jeff Cohen
Trainer: Russ Miller
Assistant coaches: Alex Agase, Tirrel Burton, Lloyd Carr, Bob Chmiel, Jerry Hanlon, Jerry Meter, Gary Moeller, Paul Schudel, Bob Thornbladh, Elliot Uzelac, Milan Vooletich
Manager: Paul Gehkas, Douglans Ham, Kenneth Pefkins, Robert Reid

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Preseason10
Washington St.  6/- 09/10 H W 20-17 103,256
Washington  8/16 09/17 A L 24-25 60,638
Wisconsin 17/- 09/24 A W 38-21 77,708
Indiana 14/- 10/01 H W 43-18 104,126
Michigan State 14/- 10/08 A W 42-0 78,033
Northwestern 13/- 10/15 H W 35-0 103,914
Iowa (HC) 10/12 10/22 H W 16-13 104,559
Illinois  8/9 10/29 A L 6-16 76,127
Purdue 13/- 11/05 H W 42-10 104,946
Minnesota  9/- 11/12 A W 58-10 40,945
Ohio State  8/10 11/19 H W 24-21 106,115
Auburn  8/3 01/02 1 L 7-9 77,893
Totals355-160 1,038,260

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1 - Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, Louisiana

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Vince Bean (12)
left tackle Clay Miller (12)
left guard Jerry Diorio (12)
center Tom Dixon (12)
right guard Stefan Humphries (12)
right tackle Doug James (12)
tight end Sim Nelson (12)
flanker Triando Markray (7)
Gilvanni Johnson (4)
Ken Higgins
quarterback Steve Smith (11)
David Hall
fullback Eddie Garrett (6)
Greg Armstrong (4)
Dan Rice (2)
tailback Rick Rogers (11)
Kerry Smith (1)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive tackle Vince DeFelice (11)
Mike Hammerstein
middle guard Al Sincich (12)
defensive tackle Kevin Brooks (12)
outside linebacker Tom Hassel (6)
Carlton Rose (6)
outside linebacker Rodney Lyles (11)
Jim Scarcelli
inside linebacker Tim Anderson (6)
Mike Boren (4)
Mike Reinhold (2)
inside linebacker Mike Mallory (12)
ws cornerback John Lott (12)
ss cornerback Bradley Cochran (12)
strong safety Evan Cooper (8)
Rich Hewlett (4)
free safety Tony Gant (8)
Evan Cooper (4)

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1983 Team Photo
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Back Row
Bill Giarmo, Alex Agase, Jerry Hanlon, Bob Thornbladh, Elliott Uzelac, Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr, Jerry Meter, Milan Vooletich, Tirrel Burton, Bob Chmiel, Jim Herrmann, Dave Magazu
9th Row
Doug Ham (Mgr.), Mike Gittleson, Lou Kovacs, Joe English, Joe Mosketti, James Rott, Garrett Smith, Phil Logas, John Whitledge, Andy Samosiuk, Dave Garlow, Russ Miller, Fritz Seyferth, Jon Falk
8th Row
Tim Schulte, Mike O'Connor, Billy Harris, Carlitos Bostic, Gene Cecchini, Steve Thibert, Jack Walker, John Balourdos, Pete Wentworth, Todd Schulte, Brandon Johns, Monte Robbins, John Zingales
7th Row
Billy Dawson, Doug Mallory, Gerald White, Garland Rivers, Dave Folkertsma, Andrew Borowski, Glenn Mogle, John Elliott, Andree McIntyre, Dwayne Freeman, Phil Webb, Chris Zurbrugg, Ken Higgins, Russell Rein
6th Row
Gene Lawson, Camp Fellin, Marc Shevrin, Dieter Heren, John Mihic, Jerry Quaerna, Rick Frazer, Marty Shimko, Triando Markray, Dan Decker, Keith Cowan, Pat Moons, Ed Hood, Al Bishop
5th Row
Steve Johnson, Tony Gant, Greg Randall, Ben Logue, Gilvanni Johnson, Paul Schmerge, Mark Hammerstein, Mike Reinhold, Jim Harbaugh, Bob Perryman, Andy Moeller, Mike Krauss, Ivan Hicks
4th Row
Mike Melnyk, Todd Schlopy, John Paciorek, Dave Simon, John Ghindia, Phil Lewandowski, Jim Scarcelli, Brad Cochran, Tom Knoebel, Mike Sessa, Eddie Garrett, Dan Rice, John Ferens, Bob Bergeron, Tom Wilcher
3rd Row
Joe Gray, Mike Mallory, Clay Miller, Eric Kattus, Art Balourdos, Al Sincich, Kevin Brooks, Mike Hammerstein, Sim Nelson, Jeff Akers, Rick Rogers, Bob Popowski, Bob Tabachino, Brian Mercer
2nd Row
Fritz Burgess, Tim Anderson, Mike Wilson, Nate Rogers, Dave Meredith, Vince DeFelice, Greg Armstrong, Milt Carthens, Rodney Lyles, Larry Sweeney, Dan Yarano, Gerald Ingram, Don Bracken, Kerry Smith
Front Row
Jeff Cohen, Jerry Diorio, Dave Hall, Carlton Rose, Steve Smith, Tom Dixon, Stefan Humphries, Mike Boren, Doug James, Evan Cooper, Tom Hassel, John Lott, Vince Bean, Rich Hewlett, Coach "Bo" Schembechler