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1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (58th of 138)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pepper Rodgers (7-5)

PS/G: 22.5 (50th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 21.1 (85th of 138)
SRS: 6.51 (42nd of 138) ▪ SOS: 5.17 (51st of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Peach Bowl 41-21 versus Purdue


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Mike Kelley* QB 96 Cmp, 197 Att, 1479 Yds, 7 TD
Gary Hardie QB 9 Cmp, 19 Att, 118 Yds, 0 TD
Ted Peeples QB 7 Cmp, 16 Att, 156 Yds, 1 TD
Eddie Lee Ivery* RB 267 Att, 1562 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Rodney Lee* RB 82 Att, 392 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Bucky Shamburger* RB 16 Att, 25 Yds, 1.6 Avg
Darish Davis RB 22 Att, 41 Yds, 1.9 Avg
Ray Friday RB 8 Att, 122 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Danny Mann RB 27 Att, 89 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Robert Newman RB 2 Att, 2 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Levon Sumpter RB 3 Att, 8 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Drew Hill* WR 36 Rec, 708 Yds, 19.7 Avg
Devon Maness WR 4 Rec, 81 Yds, 20.3 Avg
Matt Murray WR 4 Rec, 96 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Donnie Sewell* TE
George Moore TE 14 Rec, 196 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Don Sewell TE 9 Rec, 77 Yds, 8.6 Avg
Kent Hill* OL
Roy Simmons* OL
Scott Simons* OL
Mike Taylor* OL
Steve Walker* OL
Mike Blanton* DL
Mark Bradley* DL
Ivey Stokes* DL
Marvin Dyett DL
Lynwood Volley DL
Mackel Harris* LB
Mike Helm* LB
Henry Johnson* LB
Al Richardson* LB
John Kelley LB
Don Bessillieu* DB
Lawrence Lowe* DB
Donald Patterson* DB
Ken Taylor* DB
Darrell Heflin DB
Jeff Shank DB
Jeff Pierce P