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1979 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 140) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (12-0)

PS/G: 31.9 (7th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 5.6 (1st of 140)
SRS: 22.70 (2nd of 140) ▪ SOS: 4.04 (62nd of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 24-9 versus Arkansas


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Steadman Sheely* QB
Alan Gray QB 0 Cmp, 4 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Don Jacobs QB 10 Cmp, 23 Att, 193 Yds, 2 TD
Michael Landrum QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 13 Yds, 0 TD
Steadman Shealy QB 45 Cmp, 81 Att, 717 Yds, 4 TD
Billy Jackson* RB 52 Att, 230 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Major Ogilvie* RB 97 Att, 512 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Steve Whitman* RB 126 Att, 653 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Jeff Fagan RB 22 Att, 66 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Mitch Ferguson RB 21 Att, 85 Yds, 4.0 Avg
James Haney RB 31 Att, 151 Yds, 4.9 Avg
John Hill RB 59 Att, 327 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Joe Jones RB 28 Att, 117 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Mark Nix RB 33 Att, 166 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ben Orcutt RB 11 Att, 30 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Ken Simon RB 10 Att, 38 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Charley Williams RB 18 Att, 84 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Keith Pugh* WR 25 Rec, 433 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Tim Travis* WR 7 Rec, 150 Yds, 21.4 Avg
Tim Clark WR 5 Rec, 79 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Bart Krout WR 2 Rec, 40 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Keith Marks WR 4 Rec, 118 Yds, 29.5 Avg
Ry Ogilvie WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Buddy Aydelette* OL
Vince Boothe* OL
Mike Brock* OL
Jim Bunch* OL
Dwight Stevenson* OL
Scott Allison OL
Byron Braggs* DL
Wayne Hamilton* DL
David Hannah* DL
E.J. Junior* DL
Warren Lyles* DL
Gary DeNiro DL
Curtis McGriff DL
Thomas Boyd* LB
Randy Scott* LB
Jim Bob Harris* DB
Don McNeal* DB
Ricky Tucker* DB
Tommy Wilcox* DB
Woody Umphrey P