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1997 Louisiana State Fighting Tigers Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 13th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC (West Division)  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gerry DiNardo (9-3)

PS/G: 31.1 (26th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 15.7 (9th of 112)
SRS: 14.18 (14th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.76 (27th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Independence Bowl 27-9 versus Notre Dame


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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
Herb Tyler* QB 127 Cmp, 209 Att, 1581 Yds, 10 TD
Bryan Sparacino QB 10 Cmp, 15 Att, 113 Yds, 1 TD
Tommy Banks* RB 13 Att, 70 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Kevin Faulk* RB 205 Att, 1144 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Kendall Cleveland RB 13 Rec, 99 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Cecil Collins RB 72 Att, 596 Yds, 8.3 Avg
Rondell Mealey RB 112 Att, 664 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Anthony Skinner RB 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Robert Tyler RB 3 Att, 14 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Abram Booty* WR 35 Rec, 550 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Larry Foster* WR 43 Rec, 579 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Yahmani Adams WR 1 Rec, 22 Yds, 22.0 Avg
Nemessis Bates WR 2 Rec, 56 Yds, 28.0 Avg
Ed Dangerfield WR 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Tyrone Frazier WR 8 Rec, 121 Yds, 15.1 Avg
Furnell Hankton* TE 2 Rec, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Joe Domingeaux TE 3 Rec, 21 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Casey Taber TE 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Alan Faneca* OL
Al Jackson* OL
Trey Langley* OL
Todd McClure* OL
Adam Perry* OL
Louis Williams OL
Anthony McFarland* DL
Arnold Miller* DL
Kenny Mixon* DL
Chuck Wiley* DL
Johnny Mitchell DL
Mike Sutton DL
Charles Smith* LB
Joe Wesley* LB
Chris Cummings* DB
Cedric Donaldson* DB
Raion Hill* DB
Clarence LeBlanc* DB
Mark Roman* DB
Chris Beard DB
Troy Twillie DB
Chad Kessler P