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1959 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Roster

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Record: 6-5, .545 W-L% (57th of 112)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bobby Dodd (6-5)

PS/G: 12.4 (78th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 11.0 (26th of 112)
SRS: 10.87 (20th of 112) ▪ SOS: 9.87 (10th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 14-7 versus Arkansas


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Fred Braselton* QB 32 Cmp, 64 Att, 368 Yds, 4 TD
Walter Howard QB 4 Cmp, 8 Att, 22 Yds, 0 TD
Marvin Tibbetts QB 7 Cmp, 22 Att, 154 Yds, 2 TD
Taz Anderson* RB 70 Att, 233 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Floyd Faucette* RB 69 Att, 330 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Billy Williamson* RB 42 Att, 118 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Chick Graning RB 40 Att, 129 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Bobby Jean Harris RB 8 Att, 87 Yds, 10.9 Avg
Cal James RB 13 Att, 30 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Jimmy Nail RB 10 Att, 51 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Frank Nix RB 27 Att, 120 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Lee Reid RB
Jimmy Sides RB 19 Att, 48 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Ben Smith RB 25 Att, 84 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Kenny Thompson RB 4 Att, 23 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Gerald Burch* WR 3 Rec, 82 Yds, 27.3 Avg
Jack Rudolph* WR 1 Rec, 16 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Belfield Carter WR
Butch Carter WR 1 Rec, 26 Yds, 26.0 Avg
Fred Murphy WR 8 Rec, 145 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Jim Powell WR 4 Rec, 42 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Johnny Welch WR 1 Rec, 20 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Maxie Baughan* OL
Toby Deese* OL
Harold Ericksen* OL
John Neal Reed* OL
Billy Shaw* OL
Willie McGaughey OL
Bill McKinney OL
Ed Nutting OL
Buddy Pilgrim OL
Larry Lafkowitz P