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1976 Washington Huskies football
ConferencePacific-8
1976 record5–6 (3–4 Pac-8)
Head coachDon James (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorDick Scesniak (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Mora (2nd season)
MVPRobin Earl (FB)
CaptainRobin Earl (FB)
CaptainScott Phillips (WR)
CaptainCharles Jackson (MG)
CaptainMike Baldassin (LB)
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
(capacity: 58,000, AstroTurf)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 7 0 0     11 1 0
#15 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 1
Stanford 5 2 0     6 5 0
California 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon 1 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8). The Huskies were led by head coach Don James in his second year, and played their home games on campus at Husky Stadium in Seattle. They finished season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall, 3–4 in the Pac-8).[1] This was Washington's last losing season for 28 years, until 2004.

The Huskies defeated rivals Oregon and Washington State for a third consecutive year.[2][3][4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11Virginia*W 38–1740,412
September 18Colorado*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 7–2143,383
September 25Indiana*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 13–2040,425
October 2Minnesota*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 38–740,694
October 9at Oregon StateW 24–1227,096
October 16at StanfordL 28–3436,000
October 23Oregon
W 14–743,129
October 30No. 3 UCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 21–3047,187
November 6California
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 0–742,932
November 13at No. 3 USCL 3–2049,264
November 20vs. Washington StateW 51–3235,800
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

1976 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Moon, WarrenWarren Moon Jr
WR 6 Garrett, LeonLeon Garrett Sr
QB 12 Flick, TomTom Flick 10px Fr
QB 16 McBride, CliffCliff McBride
RB 24 Steele, JoeJoe Steele Fr
RB 26 Rowland, RonRon Rowland Jr
RB 32 Martin, GregGreg Martin So
FB 42 Gipson, RonRon Gipson Fr
C 58 Bush, BlairBlair Bush Jr
G 62 Foreman, PhilPhil Foreman Fr
G 63 Toews, JeffJeff Toews So
G 68 Chavira, DanDan Chavira Fr
T 70 Westlund, RogerRoger Westlund So
T 79 Van Valkenberg, CarlCarl Van Valkenberg Sr
TE 86 Greenwood, ScottScott Greenwood So
WR 91 Phillips, ScottScott Phillips (C) Jr
WR 93 Gaines, SpiderSpider Gaines So
TE 95 Wardlow, DonDon Wardlow Sr
FB, TE 99 Earl, RobinRobin Earl (C) Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 5 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson So
CB 10 Theoudele, LanceLance Theoudele Fr
CB 19 Lee, MarkMark Lee Fr
CB 23 Glasgow, NesbyNesby Glasgow So
DB 46 Grimes, GregGreg Grimes Fr
LB 48 Richardson, AntowaineAntowaine Richardson Fr
LB 53 Gehring, RobRob Gehring Sr
LB 60 Baldassin, MikeMike Baldassin (C) Sr
DT 61 Linnin, ChrisChris Linnin Fr
DT 65 Browning, DaveDave Browning So
NG 66 Jackson, CharlesCharles Jackson (C) Sr
DE 73 Martin, DougDoug Martin Fr
LB 82 Gagliardi, BretBret Gagliardi Fr
FS 96 Heinrich, KyleKyle Heinrich So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 3 Feleay, DonDon Feleay Sr
PK 7 Robbins, SteveSteve Robbins Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt
Source:[6][7]

Season summaryEdit

Oregon StateEdit

Washington Huskies at Oregon State Beavers
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 24 0 0

24

Oregon St 0 0 0 12

12

at Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon

  • Date: October 9
  • Game attendance: 27,096
  • [8]

NFL DraftEdit

Three Huskies were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft, which lasted twelve rounds (335 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Robin Earl Running back 3rd 61 Chicago Bears
Charles Jackson Defensive tackle 9th 241 Denver Broncos
Don Wardlow Tight end 11th 305 Dallas Cowboys

ReferencesEdit

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