BILL LIGHT

Game 197 | August 18, 1971 | Bill Light, Doug Kingsriter
Interest in Gopher football was waning in 1971, in what would turn out to be Murray Warmath's fial season. Two of the team's best players were former Lake Conference standouts Light (Hopkins) and Kingsriter (Richfield). Playing against Iowa in 1970, Light set a record with 32 tackles, a single-game mark that has never been surpassed. His 172 tackles that year are another all-time Gophers record. Kingsriter was the team's leading receiver in 1970, '71 and '72 and was named AP All American following the 1971 season. He became a Dunkers member in 2008.


OBITUARY STAR-TRIBUNE: Bill Light


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