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1979 Florida State Seminoles Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bobby Bowden (11-1)

PS/G: 27.2 (16th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 13.3 (23rd of 140)
SRS: 16.07 (12th of 140) ▪ SOS: 4.24 (59th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 24-7 versus Oklahoma


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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
Wally Woodham* QB 80 Cmp, 152 Att, 940 Yds, 5 TD
Ken Burnett QB
Jimmy Jordan QB 87 Cmp, 180 Att, 1173 Yds, 13 TD
Rick Stockstill QB 7 Cmp, 8 Att, 101 Yds, 0 TD
Homes Johnson* RB
Mark Lyles* RB 225 Att, 1011 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Kelly Burney RB 6 Att, 38 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Gator Cherry RB 31 Att, 121 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Keith Kennedy RB 16 Att, 47 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Greg Ramsey RB 37 Att, 166 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Wade Wallace RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Michael Whiting RB 109 Att, 522 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Ricky Williams RB 34 Att, 31 Yds, 0.9 Avg
Jackie Flowers* WR 37 Rec, 622 Yds, 16.8 Avg
Phil Williams* WR 14 Rec, 211 Yds, 15.1 Avg
Hardis Johnson WR 14 Rec, 253 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Tony Johnson WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Dennis McKinnon WR 3 Rec, 53 Yds, 17.7 Avg
Sam Platt WR 11 Rec, 181 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Kurt Unglaub WR 2 Rec, 24 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Grady King* TE 23 Rec, 246 Yds, 10.7 Avg
Sam Childers TE 6 Rec, 34 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Bill Keck TE 1 Rec, 23 Yds, 23.0 Avg
Zeke Mowatt TE 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Tom Brannon* OL
Greg Futch* OL
Mike Good* OL
Ken Lanier* OL
Gil Wesley* OL
John Madden OL
Mark Macek* DL
Jeremy Mindlin* DL
Arthur Scott* DL
Ron Simmons* DL
Scott Warren* DL
Walter Carter DL
Jarvis Coursey DL
James Gilbert DL
Ed Richardson DL
Reggie Herring* LB
Paul Piurowski* LB
Monk Bonasorte* DB
Bobby Butler* DB
Ivory Joe Hunter* DB
Keith Jones* DB
Gary Henry DB