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1979 Kansas Jayhawks Roster

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Record: 3-8, .273 W-L% (109th of 140)
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 2-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Don Fambrough (3-8)

PS/G: 15.6 (103rd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 31.5 (134th of 140)
SRS: -2.62 (85th of 140) ▪ SOS: 8.11 (17th 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
Brian Bethke* QB 59 Cmp, 108 Att, 874 Yds, 5 TD
Kevin Clinton QB 55 Cmp, 143 Att, 570 Yds, 0 TD
Bill Lillis QB 6 Cmp, 11 Att, 95 Yds, 1 TD
Steve Smith QB 2 Cmp, 7 Att, 29 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Higgins* RB 105 Att, 348 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Harry Sydney* RB 123 Att, 541 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Wayne Capers RB 40 Att, 98 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Tim Davis RB 15 Att, 40 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Tim Jones RB 11 Att, 30 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Larry Kemp RB 27 Att, 86 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Walter Mack RB 72 Att, 257 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Jimmy Little* WR 13 Rec, 221 Yds, 17.0 Avg
David Verser* WR 21 Rec, 463 Yds, 22.0 Avg
Lester Mickens WR 11 Rec, 144 Yds, 13.1 Avg
Kevin Murphy WR 13 Rec, 220 Yds, 16.9 Avg
Lloyd Sobek* TE 13 Rec, 220 Yds, 16.9 Avg
Mike Kennaw TE 3 Rec, 38 Yds, 12.7 Avg
Jeff Schleicher TE 5 Rec, 57 Yds, 11.4 Avg
Bob Fiss* OL
Dave Fletcher* OL
Jim Ragsdale* OL
Kirk Tushaus* OL
Bobby Whitten* OL
Stan Gardner* DL
Jim Jackson* DL
John McCray* DL
Jeff Fox DL
Kirby Criswell* LB
Kyle McNorton* LB
Chris Toburen* LB
Scellars Young* LB
Monte Carbonell LB
Jim Zidd LB
LeRoy Irvin* DB
Delvin Miller* DB
Joe Tumpich* DB
Frank Wattelet* DB
Dan Wagoner DB
Mike Hubach P