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1959 Louisiana State Fighting Tigers Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (9th of 112) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Dietzel (9-2)

PS/G: 14.9 (57th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 4.5 (2nd of 112)
SRS: 19.66 (3rd of 112) ▪ SOS: 9.84 (11th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 21-0 versus Mississippi


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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
Warren Rabb* QB 33 Cmp, 65 Att, 422 Yds, 4 TD
Darryl Jenkins QB 2 Cmp, 10 Att, 23 Yds, 0 TD
Durel Matherne QB 20 Cmp, 46 Att, 260 Yds, 4 TD
Billy Cannon* RB 139 Att, 598 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Earl Gros* RB 49 Att, 262 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Johnny Robinson* RB 84 Att, 316 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Hart Bourque RB 18 Att, 99 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Donnie Daye RB 40 Att, 140 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Wendell Harris RB 42 Att, 183 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Tommy Neck RB 20 Att, 97 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Don Purvis RB 37 Att, 95 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Mickey Mangham* WR 5 Rec, 72 Yds, 14.4 Avg
Scotty McClain* WR 2 Rec, 27 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Jimmy Bond WR 1 Rec, 23 Yds, 23.0 Avg
Andy Bourgeois WR
Gus Kinchen WR
Don Norwood WR 4 Rec, 60 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Mel Branch* OL
Emile Fournet* OL
Max Fugler* OL
Ed McCreedy* OL
Bo Strange* OL
John Langan OL
Lynn LeBlanc OL
Duane Leopard OL
Tommy Lott OL
Roy Winston OL