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1979 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 2-8-1, .227 W-L% (120th of 140)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 1-6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gary Moeller (2-8-1)

PS/G: 14.2 (114th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 24.2 (109th of 140)
SRS: -2.08 (82nd of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.74 (30th of 140)

  • 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 Lawrence McCullough* QB 130 Cmp, 228 Att, 1254 Yds, 7 TD
2 Tim McAvoy QB 28 Cmp, 51 Att, 255 Yds, 2 TD
3 Rich Weiss QB 5 Cmp, 11 Att, 56 Yds, 0 TD
4 Mike Holmes* RB 147 Att, 792 Yds, 5.4 Avg
5 Calvin Thomas* RB 122 Att, 469 Yds, 3.8 Avg
6 Mitchell Brookins RB 29 Att, 181 Yds, 6.2 Avg
7 Joe Curtis RB 28 Att, 71 Yds, 2.5 Avg
8 Mike Murphy RB 17 Att, 68 Yds, 4.0 Avg
9 Wayne Strader RB 30 Att, 110 Yds, 3.7 Avg
10 Greg Foster* WR 11 Rec, 130 Yds, 11.8 Avg
11 Larry Powell* WR 13 Rec, 170 Yds, 13.1 Avg
12 John Lopez WR 16 Rec, 296 Yds, 18.5 Avg
13 Mike Martin WR 1 Rec, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
14 Kenny Shaw WR 4 Rec, 55 Yds, 13.8 Avg
15 Lee Boeke* TE 18 Rec, 166 Yds, 9.2 Avg
16 Doug Cozen TE 12 Rec, 142 Yds, 11.8 Avg
17 Mike Sherrod TE 17 Rec, 227 Yds, 13.4 Avg
18 Mike Carrington* OL
19 Bob McClure* OL
20 Troy McMillin* OL
21 John Mulchrone* OL
22 Mike Priebe* OL
23 Tom Coady OL
24 Bob Noelke OL
25 Kenny Durrell* DL
26 Dave Dwyer* DL
27 Stanley Ralph* DL
28 Scott Doney DL
29 Ken Gillen DL
30 Earnest Adams* LB
31 Kelvin Atkins* LB
32 John Gillen* LB
33 Jack Squirek* LB
34 Bonji Bonner* DB
35 Rick George* DB
36 Dave Kelly* DB
37 Lloyd Levitt* DB
38 Sam Clear DB
39 Ken McDonald DB