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1978 Clemson Tigers Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (2nd of 138) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charley Pell (10-1), Danny Ford (1-0)

PS/G: 30.7 (6th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 10.9 (6th of 138)
SRS: 17.68 (13th of 138) ▪ SOS: 2.52 (65th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 17-15 versus Ohio State


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Steve Fuller* QB 101 Cmp, 187 Att, 1515 Yds, 7 TD
Mike Gasque QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Billy Lott QB 10 Cmp, 16 Att, 150 Yds, 0 TD
Lester Brown* RB 202 Att, 1022 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Marvin Sims* RB 132 Att, 685 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Cliff Austin RB 37 Att, 179 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Rick Basich RB 2 Att, 10 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Harold Goggins RB 37 Att, 233 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Tracy Perry RB 90 Att, 371 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Warren Ratchford RB 45 Att, 152 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Paul Williams RB 3 Att, 17 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Jerry Butler* WR 58 Rec, 908 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Dwight Clark* WR 11 Rec, 207 Yds, 18.8 Avg
Jerry Gaillard WR
Perry Tuttle WR 9 Rec, 192 Yds, 21.3 Avg
Eric Young WR 2 Rec, 36 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Anthony King* TE 8 Rec, 129 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Ed Abreu TE 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Cliff Bray TE 6 Rec, 45 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Mark Clifford TE 2 Rec, 15 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Jeff Bostic* OL
Joe Bostic* OL
Chris Dolce* OL
Bill Hudson* OL
Steve Kenney* OL
Lee Nanney OL
Mark Thornton OL
Jonathan Brooks* DL
Steve Gibbs* DL
Jim Stuckey* DL
Rich Tuten* DL
Toney Williams* DL
Charlie Bauman DL
Steve Durham DL
David Reed DL
Bubba Brown* LB
Randy Scott* LB
Willie Jordan* DB
Bubba Rollins* DB
Steve Ryan* DB
Rex Varn* DB
Jack Cain DB
Eddie Geathers DB
JD Haglan KR