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1981 Brigham Young Cougars Roster

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Record: 11-2, .846 W-L% (7th of 137) ▪ Rank: 13th in Final AP Poll
Conference: WAC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: LaVell Edwards (11-2)

PS/G: 38.7 (1st of 137) ▪ PA/G: 19.7 (74th of 137)
SRS: 12.38 (19th of 137) ▪ SOS: -2.08 (86th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Holiday Bowl 38-36 versus Washington 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 Jim McMahon* QB 272 Cmp, 423 Att, 3555 Yds, 30 TD
2 Steve Young QB 56 Cmp, 112 Att, 731 Yds, 5 TD
3 Waymon Hamilton* RB 96 Att, 394 Yds, 4.1 Avg
4 Scott Pettis* RB 94 Att, 499 Yds, 5.3 Avg
5 Blair Buswell RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
6 Bruce Hansen RB 35 Att, 176 Yds, 5.0 Avg
7 Jimmy Jones RB 12 Att, 64 Yds, 5.3 Avg
8 Vai Sikahema RB 35 Att, 242 Yds, 6.9 Avg
9 Scott Collie* WR 26 Rec, 404 Yds, 15.5 Avg
10 Dan Plater* WR 62 Rec, 891 Yds, 14.4 Avg
11 Neil Balholm WR 31 Rec, 465 Yds, 15.0 Avg
12 Glen Kozlowski WR 29 Rec, 376 Yds, 13.0 Avg
13 Kirk Pendleton WR 1 Rec, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
14 Gordon Hudson* TE 67 Rec, 960 Yds, 14.3 Avg
15 Dave Aina TE 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
16 David Mills TE 6 Rec, 64 Yds, 10.7 Avg
17 Calvin Close* OL
18 Lloyd Eldredge* OL
19 Bart Oates* OL
20 Steve Rogers* OL
21 Vince Stroth* OL
22 Wayne Faalufua OL
23 Walt Manwill OL
24 Corey Pace OL
25 Kurt Gunther K
26 Brad Anae* DL
27 Pulusila Filiaga* DL
28 Brandon Flint* DL
29 Mike Morgan* DL
30 Chuck Ehin DL
31 Barry Oates DL
32 David Aupiu* LB
33 Todd Shell* LB
34 Kyle Whittingham* LB
35 Mike O'Neil LB
36 Steve Brady* DB
37 Tom Holmoe* DB
38 Dave McKee* DB
39 Kevin Walker* DB
40 John Mannion DB
41 Kyle Whittington