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1972 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (9th of 127) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (10-2)

PS/G: 33.8 (6th of 127) ▪ PA/G: 12.5 (12th of 127)
SRS: 25.60 (3rd of 127) ▪ SOS: 10.19 (9th of 127)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 17-13 versus Texas


  • 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 50 Cmp, 94 Att, 777 Yds, 6 TD
Robert Fraley QB 7 Cmp, 11 Att, 101 Yds, 2 TD
Gary Rutledge QB 10 Cmp, 22 Att, 291 Yds, 3 TD
Steve Bisceglia* RB 125 Att, 603 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Wilbur Jackson* RB 80 Att, 566 Yds, 7.1 Avg
Joe LaBue* RB 56 Att, 376 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Ellis Beck RB 73 Att, 339 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Randy Billingsley RB 54 Att, 278 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Steve Dean RB 38 Att, 159 Yds, 4.2 Avg
David Knapp RB 20 Att, 53 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Phil Murphy RB 7 Att, 15 Yds, 2.1 Avg
Paul Spivey RB 49 Att, 260 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Ralph Stokes RB 35 Att, 114 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Warren Dyar* WR 3 Rec, 27 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Wayne Wheeler* WR 30 Rec, 573 Yds, 19.1 Avg
Peter Pappas WR 3 Rec, 49 Yds, 16.3 Avg
George Pugh WR 2 Rec, 48 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Johnny Sharpless WR 4 Rec, 105 Yds, 26.3 Avg
Danny Taylor WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Dexter Wood WR 8 Rec, 106 Yds, 13.3 Avg
John Hannah* OL
Jim Krapf* OL
Greg Montgomery* OL
Pat Raines* OL
Steve Sprayberry* OL
John Croyle* DL
Skip Kubelius* DL
Mike Raines* DL
David Watkins* DL
Wayne Hall* LB
Chuck Strickland* LB
Bobby McKinney* DB
David McMakin* DB
Lanny Norris* DB
Steve Wade* DB
Mike Washington DB
Greg Gantt P
Herb Wilmot