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1979 Louisiana State Fighting Tigers Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (50th of 140)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles McClendon (7-5)

PS/G: 22.9 (45th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.6 (18th of 140)
SRS: 14.38 (18th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.55 (25th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Tangerine Bowl 34-10 versus Wake Forest


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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
Steve Ensminger* QB 80 Cmp, 175 Att, 1168 Yds, 5 TD
David Woodley QB 55 Cmp, 118 Att, 874 Yds, 2 TD
Hokie Gajan* RB 134 Att, 568 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Danny Soileau* RB 43 Att, 202 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Lester Dunn RB 4 Att, 61 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Jude Hernandez RB 37 Att, 154 Yds, 4.2 Avg
LeRoid Jones RB 78 Att, 349 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Jesse Myles RB 56 Att, 211 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Carlos Carson* WR 39 Rec, 608 Yds, 15.6 Avg
Orlando McDaniel WR 10 Rec, 294 Yds, 29.4 Avg
Jerry Murphree WR 19 Rec, 221 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Tracy Porter WR 23 Rec, 338 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Lionel Wallis WR 4 Rec, 73 Yds, 18.3 Avg
Greg LaFleur* TE 11 Rec, 174 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Robert DeLee TE 2 Rec, 46 Yds, 23.0 Avg
Malcolm Scott TE 4 Rec, 37 Yds, 9.3 Avg
John Ed Bradley* OL
Charles McDuff* OL
Eddie Stanton* OL
Tom Tully* OL
John Watson* OL
Dave Koch OL
John Adams* DL
George Atiyeh* DL
Ivan Phillips* DL
Benjy Thibodeaux* DL
Lyman White* DL
Tommy Frizzell* LB
Jerry Hill* LB
James Britt* DB
Robert DeRutte* DB
Marcus Quinn* DB
Willie Teal* DB
Chris Williams DB
Robby Mahfouz P