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1980 Alabama Crimson Tide Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 138) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (10-2)

PS/G: 29.3 (8th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 8.2 (1st of 138)
SRS: 23.80 (3rd of 138) ▪ SOS: 7.39 (26th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 30-2 versus Baylor


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Don Jacobs* QB 32 Cmp, 76 Att, 531 Yds, 4 TD
Paul Carruth QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 18 Yds, 0 TD
Paul Fields QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Walter Lewis QB 10 Cmp, 18 Att, 118 Yds, 0 TD
Billy Jackson* RB 111 Att, 606 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Major Ogilvie* RB 78 Att, 439 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Joe Carter RB 13 Att, 41 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Ken Coley RB 38 Att, 164 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Jeff Fagan RB 10 Att, 116 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Mitch Ferguson RB 9 Att, 53 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Alan Gray RB 36 Att, 221 Yds, 6.1 Avg
James Haney RB 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0.0 Avg
John Hill RB 5 Att, 12 Yds, 2.4 Avg
Joe Jones RB 56 Att, 304 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Scott McRae RB 8 Att, 25 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Mark Nix RB 6 Att, 36 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Ben Orcutt RB 6 Att, 45 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Linnie Patrick RB 50 Att, 361 Yds, 7.2 Avg
Ken Simon RB 3 Att, 1 Yds, 0.3 Avg
Charley Williams RB 52 Att, 305 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Jesse Bendross* WR 11 Rec, 169 Yds, 15.4 Avg
Joey Jones* WR 3 Rec, 43 Yds, 14.3 Avg
Bart Krout* WR 16 Rec, 218 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Earl Collins WR
James Mallard WR 5 Rec, 142 Yds, 28.4 Avg
Scott Allison* OL
Bob Cayavec* OL
Vince Cowell* OL
Eddie McCombs* OL
Steve Mott* OL
Bill Searcey OL
Byron Braggs* DL
Jackie Cline* DL
Gary DeNiro* DL
E.J. Junior* DL
Warren Lyles* DL
Mike Pitts DL
Thomas Boyd* LB
Randy Scott* LB
Eddie Lowe LB
Mike Clements* DB
Jim Bob Harris* DB
Ricky Tucker* DB
Tommy Wilcox* DB
Jeremiah Castille DB
Ej Junior