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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  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (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


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