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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

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