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1973 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (7th of 129) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 8-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (11-1)

PS/G: 39.8 (3rd of 129) ▪ PA/G: 9.4 (5th of 129)
SRS: 26.10 (4th of 129) ▪ SOS: 7.68 (32nd of 129)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 24-23 versus Notre Dame


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Gary Rutledge* QB 33 Cmp, 57 Att, 897 Yds, 8 TD
Jack O'Rear QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Richard Todd QB 18 Cmp, 33 Att, 325 Yds, 4 TD
Ellis Beck* RB 54 Att, 234 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Randy Billingsley* RB 68 Att, 443 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Wilbur Jackson* RB 95 Att, 752 Yds, 7.9 Avg
Duffy Boles RB 19 Att, 147 Yds, 7.7 Avg
Calvin Culliver RB 53 Att, 352 Yds, 6.6 Avg
Steve Dean RB 3 Att, 35 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Bob Holmes RB 14 Att, 47 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Willie Shelby RB 32 Att, 271 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Paul Spivey RB 71 Att, 356 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Mike Stock RB 29 Att, 115 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Ralph Stokes RB 21 Att, 115 Yds, 5.5 Avg
James Taylor RB 26 Att, 289 Yds, 11.1 Avg
George Pugh* WR 8 Rec, 175 Yds, 21.9 Avg
Wayne Wheeler* WR 19 Rec, 530 Yds, 27.9 Avg
Warren Dyar WR 7 Rec, 102 Yds, 14.6 Avg
Joe Dale Harris WR 2 Rec, 131 Yds, 65.5 Avg
Johnny Sharpless WR 5 Rec, 173 Yds, 34.6 Avg
Buddy Brown* OL
Sylvester Croom* OL
Morris Hunt* OL
John Rogers* OL
Steve Sprayberry* OL
Larry Ruffin OL
Randy Hall* DL
Mike Raines* DL
David Watkins* DL
John Croyle DL
Skip Kubelius DL
Mike DuBose* LB
Woodrow Lowe* LB
Wayne Nall* LB
Chuck Strickland* LB
Greg Montgomery LB
Dick Turpin LB
Ricky Davis* DB
Tyrone King* DB
David McMakin* DB
Mike Washington* DB
Alan Pizzitola DB
Wayne Rhodes DB