We got the football roster posted online earlier on Monday – all 130 players with bio pages and head shots. That might be a new record for the SID for getting the full roster posted with all the pictures attached to the bio pages.
Go to: 2001 Cobber Football Roster Page to check out all this year’s newcomers and returning players.
Here are some tidbits about this year’s roster:
– There are 21 seniors on the team
– Of those 21 seniors, five are offensive linemen while four are defensive backs.
– There are 40 freshmen on the roster and 42 newcomers
– Of the 130 players on the roster, 115 are from either Minnesota or North Dakota
– There are six players from Montana, three from Washington, two from South Dakota, one from Georgia, one from California and two from France.
– That’s right there are two CC football players from France which is the same number as players from South Dakota. It is also 1/3 as many as the number of players from Montana on the roster. The six players from Montana represent a recent low from the state that produced many great Cobber players.
– Moorhead is the most popular hometown on the roster. There are six players from M-town. Next up are Alexandria (5) and Willmar (5).
– There are four hometowns in Minnesota that the SID had never heard of, or typed in, before – Gully, Eyota, Viking and Svea. Bonus points to any fans who have visited all four.
– The tallest player on the roster is junior offensive tackle Ryan Filipek who is listed at 6-6.
– The heaviest players on the team? Tom Knowlton and the Wychor brothers – John and Mark – all tip the scales at 300 lbs.
– There are 67 players that weigh at least 200 lbs. on this year’s roster. Why do we bring that up? because of this little tidbit from the 1934 season recap, “It is interesting to note that the roster of the 1934 MIAC championship football team had only one player over 200 pounds and his weight was 210.”
– The two guys who would have fit right in with that 1934 MIAC title team are kicker Porfirio Diaz (shortest player – 5’6″) and back-up kicker Benjamin Wagner (lightest player – 140 lbs.) .