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RECRUITING

The 1972 class
0 Bill Armstrong, FB/LB, 6-1, 210, Beatrice, NE (Beatrice)
0 Larry Bailey, MG, 6-1, 230, Jersey City, NJ (Snyder)  
1 Jim Belka, FB/LB, 6-3, 189, Prairie Village, KS (Bishop Melge)  
0 Randy Benish, QB/DB, 6-1, 175, Norfolk, NE
3 Rick Bonness, C, 6-4, 200, Bellevue, NE
3 Dan Brock, FB/T, 6-4, 210, Columbus, NE (Scotus)
0 Bill Bunkers, B, 6-0, 170, Fulda, MN
3 Dave Butterfield, QB/S, 5-11, 180, Sterling, CO
0 Scott Copple, QB, 6-2, 195, Omaha, NE (Creighton Prep)
0 Joe Dervin, FB/LB, 6-1, 200, Omaha, NE (Creighton Prep)
3 Percy Eichelberger, G/DE, 6-1, 210, Louisville, MS (Louisville)
0 Tyrone Fambro, OG/LB, 6-1, 225, Detroit, MI (Northern)   
0 Dick Gannon, End, 6-3, 185, Holdrege, NE
2 Tom Heiser, HB/CB, 5-10, 172, Columbus, NE
3 Gary Higgs, FB/LB, 6-2, 190, Toledo, OH (Scott)
3 Steve Hoins, L, 6-3, 220, Bellevue, NE  
0 Ken Homola, WR/S, 6-3, 190, Indianapolis, IN (Chatard)
1 John Kane, LB, 6-2, 210, Kansas City, MO
0 Bill Kraft, QB/S, 6-2, 185, Oelwein, IA
3 John Lee, T, 6-4, 238, Red Bank, NJ
0 Rick Lemerond, QB, 6-4, 185, Green Bay, WI (Premontre)
3 Randy Lessman, TE, 6-3, 205, Sioux City, IA (East)
3 Robert Lingenfelter, OT/MG, 6-8, 275, Plainview, NE
3 Chuck Malito, SE, 6-1, 160, Lakewood, CO
3 Bob Martin, IB/LB, 6-1, 180, David City, NE
3 John O'Leary, HB, 6-1, 190, Port Washington, NY (Holy Cross)  
3 Ron Pruitt, T, 6-4, 240, Compton, CA (Centennial)
0 Jeff Pumphrey, SE, 6-0, 165, Scottsbluff, NE  
0 Glen Ray, QB/S, 6-4, 205, Midland, TX (Midland)  
3 Dan Schmidt, OG/DE, 6-2, 215, North Platte, NE
3 Dave Shamblin, SE, 6-3, 185, Laverne, CA (Bonita)
0 James Sledge, DT, 6-1, 225, Omaha, NE (Creighton Prep)
0 Chip Smith, T, 6-4, 220, McCook, NE
0 Wayne Stuberg, C/OG, 6-2, 195, Omaha, NE (North)
1 Chester Talley, HB/DB, 6-1, 180, Denver, CO (East)   
2 Willie Thornton, T, 6-2, 220, Amory, MS
1 Richard Varner, T, 6-2, 230, Wichita, KS (Southeast)
1 Nicholas Zanetich, OG/LB, 6-2, 222, Hoboken, NJ (St. Joseph's)  

1 Letter(s) earned CLASS SCORECARD • 54 letters earned by 22 of 38 recruits • All-America: 3 (Bonness, Butterfield, Martin) • All-conference: 5 (Bonness, Butterfield, Lingenfelter, Martin, Schmidt) • Notable walk-on: Clete Pillen, LB (all-conference)