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1979 Clemson Tigers Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (31st of 140)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Danny Ford (8-4)

PS/G: 17.1 (90th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 9.7 (4th of 140)
SRS: 14.28 (19th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.86 (20th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Peach Bowl 24-18 versus Baylor


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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
Billy Lott* QB 90 Cmp, 174 Att, 1184 Yds, 4 TD
Glenn Gallagher QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Homer Jordan QB 3 Cmp, 11 Att, 28 Yds, 0 TD
Lester Brown* RB 156 Att, 605 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Marvin Sims* RB 158 Att, 743 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Vandell Arrington RB 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0.0 Avg
Brendon Crite RB 6 Att, 22 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Jeff McCall RB 15 Att, 50 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Chuck McSwain RB 94 Att, 443 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Tracy Perry RB 106 Att, 384 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Jerry Gaillard* WR 21 Rec, 244 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Perry Tuttle* WR 36 Rec, 544 Yds, 15.1 Avg
Frank Magwood WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Joey Smith WR 9 Rec, 110 Yds, 12.2 Avg
Jeff Stockstill WR 1 Rec, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Eric Young WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Mark Clifford* TE 11 Rec, 131 Yds, 11.9 Avg
Jeff Bostic* OL
Gary Brown* OL
Chris Dolce* OL
Lee Nanney* OL
Mark Thornton* OL
Charlie Bauman* DL
Steve Durham* DL
Bob Goldberg* DL
David Reed* DL
Jim Stuckey* DL
Bubba Brown* LB
Jeff Davis* LB
Chuck Rose LB
Jack Cain* DB
Eddie Geathers* DB
Willie Underwood* DB
Rex Varn* DB