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1978 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (2nd of 138) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (11-1)

PS/G: 28.8 (13th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 14.0 (19th of 138)
SRS: 25.99 (1st of 138) ▪ SOS: 11.83 (5th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 14-7 versus Penn State

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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Jeff Rutledge* QB 73 Cmp, 140 Att, 1078 Yds, 13 TD
2 Kevin Jones QB
3 Steadman Shealy QB 9 Cmp, 14 Att, 150 Yds, 0 TD
4 Tony Nathan* RB 111 Att, 770 Yds, 6.9 Avg
5 Major Ogilvie* RB 90 Att, 583 Yds, 6.5 Avg
6 Steve Whitman* RB 80 Att, 364 Yds, 4.6 Avg
7 James Haney RB 4 Att, 22 Yds, 5.5 Avg
8 John Hill RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
9 Lou Ikner RB 34 Att, 227 Yds, 6.7 Avg
10 Billy Jackson RB 103 Att, 568 Yds, 5.5 Avg
11 Joe Jones RB 31 Att, 88 Yds, 2.8 Avg
12 John Turpin RB 19 Att, 70 Yds, 3.7 Avg
13 Rick Neal* WR 17 Rec, 268 Yds, 15.8 Avg
14 Keith Pugh* WR 20 Rec, 446 Yds, 22.3 Avg
15 Bruce Bolton WR 15 Rec, 270 Yds, 18.0 Avg
16 Tim Clark WR 1 Rec, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
17 Alan Krout WR 2 Rec, 58 Yds, 29.0 Avg
18 Tim Travis WR 1 Rec, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
19 Buddy Aydelette* OL
20 Vince Boothe* OL
21 Mike Brock* OL
22 Jim Bunch* OL
23 Dwight Stevenson* OL
24 Byron Braggs* DL
25 Wayne Hamilton* DL
26 E.J. Junior* DL
27 Warren Lyles* DL
28 Marty Lyons* DL
29 Gary DeNiro DL
30 Curtis McGriff DL
31 Rickey Gilliland* LB
32 Barry Krause* LB
33 Rich Wingo LB
34 Allen Crumbley* DB
35 Murray Legg* DB
36 Don McNeal* DB
37 Ricky Tucker* DB
38 Jim Bob Harris DB
39 Bobby Smith DB
40 Don Jacobs P
41 Woody Umphrey P