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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 (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

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