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1979 Iowa Hawkeyes Roster

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Record: 5-6, .455 W-L% (78th of 140)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Hayden Fry (5-6)

PS/G: 21.7 (56th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 19.6 (74th of 140)
SRS: 7.26 (40th of 140) ▪ SOS: 8.08 (18th of 140)


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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
Phil Suess* QB 88 Cmp, 159 Att, 1165 Yds, 6 TD
Gordy Bohannon QB 13 Cmp, 30 Att, 202 Yds, 2 TD
Pete Gales QB 22 Cmp, 57 Att, 281 Yds, 4 TD
Dean McKillip* RB 95 Att, 407 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Dennis Mosley* RB 270 Att, 1267 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Marty Ball RB 6 Att, 37 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Phil Blatcher RB 8 Att, 56 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Louis Burke RB 12 Att, 59 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Dwayne Williams RB 22 Att, 113 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Mike Brady* WR 12 Rec, 193 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Brad Reid* WR 25 Rec, 290 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Jeff Brown WR 11 Rec, 182 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Keith Chappelle WR 22 Rec, 340 Yds, 15.5 Avg
Doug Dunham WR 3 Rec, 13 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Nate Person WR 5 Rec, 98 Yds, 19.6 Avg
Jim Swift* TE 13 Rec, 219 Yds, 16.8 Avg
Lemuel Grayson* OL
Jay Hilgenberg* OL
Dave Mayhan* OL
Sam Palladino* OL
Matt Petrzecka* OL
Greg Gilbaugh OL
Reggie Roby K
Pat Dean* DL
John Harty* DL
Jim Molini* DL
Bryan Skradis* DL
Don Willey* DL
Mark Bortz DL
Mark Mahmens DL
Todd Simonsen* LB
Leven Weiss* LB
Kent Ellis* DB
Mario Pace* DB
Cedric Shaw* DB
Bobby Stoops* DB
Mike Jackson DB