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1981 Southeastern Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 61-51-3, .543 W-L% (8th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.49 (2nd of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.25 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Alabama and Georgia

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama and Georgia)

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27 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Michael Haddix* Mississippi State 110 622 5.7 3 10 90 9.0 0 120 712 5.9 3
2 Lionel James Auburn 111 561 5.1 1 5 39 7.8 0 116 600 5.2 1
3 Doug Furnas Tennessee 81 409 5.0 1 3 21 7.0 0 84 430 5.1 1
4 Herschel Walker Georgia 385 1891 4.9 18 14 84 6.0 2 399 1975 4.9 20
5 Ron O'Neal Auburn 107 480 4.5 5 107 480 4.5 5
6 Ricky Moore Alabama 79 347 4.4 0 79 347 4.4 0
7 Andre Thomas Mississippi 128 548 4.3 5 17 159 9.4 1 145 707 4.9 6
8 George Peoples Auburn 104 442 4.3 2 104 442 4.3 2
9 Walter Lewis Alabama 77 313 4.1 2 77 313 4.1 2
10 Ernie Goolsby Vanderbilt 75 310 4.1 4 42 359 8.5 0 117 669 5.7 4
11 Jesse Myles Louisiana State 72 292 4.1 3 17 131 7.7 0 89 423 4.8 3
12 James Berry Tennessee 129 500 3.9 6 15 86 5.7 0 144 586 4.1 6
13 Donald Ray King* Mississippi State 152 581 3.8 4 152 581 3.8 4
14 Ken Coley Alabama 82 312 3.8 0 1 -4 -4.0 0 83 308 3.7 0
15 James Jones Florida 166 617 3.7 9 22 182 8.3 0 188 799 4.3 9
16 Eric Martin Louisiana State 78 290 3.7 2 8 76 9.5 0 86 366 4.3 2
17 Van Heflin Vanderbilt 105 374 3.6 3 45 358 8.0 4 150 732 4.9 7
18 Malvin Gipson Mississippi 94 330 3.5 1 21 130 6.2 0 115 460 4.0 1
19 Lawrence Lee Kentucky 78 275 3.5 1 5 38 7.6 1 83 313 3.8 2
20 Richard Abraham Kentucky 69 193 2.8 1 2 18 9.0 0 71 211 3.0 1
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 John Bond* Mississippi State 133 339 2.5 2 133 339 2.5 2
22 Pete Venable Kentucky 69 157 2.3 2 5 43 8.6 1 74 200 2.7 3
23 Steve Alatorre Tennessee 83 159 1.9 3 83 159 1.9 3
24 John Fourcade Mississippi 113 179 1.6 7 113 179 1.6 7
25 Charles Thomas Auburn 73 120 1.6 1 73 120 1.6 1
26 Buck Belue Georgia 76 102 1.3 3 76 102 1.3 3
27 Alan Risher Louisiana State 117 -22 -0.2 3 117 -22 -0.2 3