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1976 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 4-6-1, .409 W-L% (90th of 137)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Darryl Rogers (4-6-1)

PS/G: 21.5 (54th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 25.3 (117th of 137)
SRS: 4.07 (52nd of 137) ▪ SOS: 7.79 (23rd of 137)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Ed Smith* QB 132 Cmp, 257 Att, 1749 Yds, 13 TD
Marshall Lawson QB 37 Cmp, 76 Att, 526 Yds, 3 TD
Richard Baes* RB 187 Att, 931 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Levi Jackson* RB 80 Att, 244 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Jim Earley RB 64 Att, 354 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Lonnie Middleton RB 3 Att, 26 Yds, 8.7 Avg
Nick Rollick RB 23 Att, 97 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Leon Williams RB 43 Att, 236 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Eugene Byrd* WR 31 Rec, 539 Yds, 17.4 Avg
Kirk Gibson* WR 39 Rec, 748 Yds, 19.2 Avg
Dan DeRose WR 5 Rec, 65 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Dave Radelet WR 3 Rec, 40 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Ty Willingham WR 14 Rec, 133 Yds, 9.5 Avg
Mike Cobb* TE 15 Rec, 170 Yds, 11.3 Avg
Mark Brammer TE 24 Rec, 272 Yds, 11.3 Avg
Tony Bruggenthies* OL
Tom Cole* OL
Jim Hinesly* OL
Tony Marek* OL
Al Pitts* OL
Mike Densmore OL
John Malinosky OL
Larry Bethea* DL
Angelo Fields* DL
Craig Lonce* DL
Melvin Land DL
Doug Lantz DL
Dan Bass* LB
Craig Fedore* LB
Paul Rudzinski* LB
Otto Smith* LB
Larry Savage LB
Dave Duda* DB
Tom Hannon* DB
Mike Imhoff* DB
Ken Jones* DB
Mark Anderson DB
John Breslin DB
Jerome Stanton DB