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1971 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (3rd of 128) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (11-1)

PS/G: 30.7 (11th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 10.2 (7th of 128)
SRS: 27.66 (3rd of 128) ▪ SOS: 11.91 (1st of 128)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 38-6 versus Nebraska


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Terry Davis* QB 42 Cmp, 66 Att, 452 Yds, 8 TD
Butch Hobson QB 2 Cmp, 8 Att, 29 Yds, 0 TD
Benny Rippetoe QB 3 Cmp, 4 Att, 99 Yds, 1 TD
Billy Sexton QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 11 Yds, 1 TD
Steve Bisceglia* RB 80 Att, 472 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Joe LaBue* RB 73 Att, 466 Yds, 6.4 Avg
Johnny Musso* RB 191 Att, 1088 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Ellis Beck RB 110 Att, 556 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Joe Cochran RB 2 Att, 3 Yds, 1.5 Avg
Wilbur Jackson RB 37 Att, 211 Yds, 5.7 Avg
David Knapp RB 27 Att, 125 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Johnny Sharpless RB 5 Att, 14 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Paul Spivey RB 6 Att, 16 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Rod Steakley RB 9 Att, 23 Yds, 2.6 Avg
David Bailey* WR 21 Rec, 286 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Jim Simmons* WR 3 Rec, 37 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Bubba Sawyer WR 3 Rec, 21 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Wayne Wheeler WR 6 Rec, 143 Yds, 23.8 Avg
Bobby Wood WR 4 Rec, 65 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Glen Woodruff WR 1 Rec, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Buddy Brown* OL
Jimmy Grammer* OL
John Hannah* OL
Jim Krapf* OL
Jimmy Rosser* OL
Pat Raines OL
Jeff Beard* DL
John Mitchell* DL
Robin Parkhouse* DL
Terry Rowell* DL
Jeff Rouzie* LB
Chuck Strickland* LB
Tom Surlas* LB
Steve Higginbotham* DB
Lanny Norris* DB
Steve Wade* DB
Steve Williams* DB
David McMakin DB