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1978 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (25th of 138) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Darryl Rogers (8-3)

PS/G: 37.4 (2nd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 15.5 (27th of 138)
SRS: 18.39 (11th of 138) ▪ SOS: 5.48 (47th of 138)


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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
Ed Smith* QB 169 Cmp, 292 Att, 2226 Yds, 20 TD
Bryan Clark QB 4 Cmp, 8 Att, 59 Yds, 0 TD
Bert Vaughn QB 21 Cmp, 40 Att, 346 Yds, 2 TD
Lonnie Middleton* RB 61 Att, 275 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Steve Smith* RB 115 Att, 772 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Michael Hans RB 26 Att, 150 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Derek Hughes RB 42 Att, 408 Yds, 9.7 Avg
Darrin McClelland RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Leroy McGee RB 78 Att, 465 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Lance Petross RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Bruce Reeves RB 73 Att, 339 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Andy Schramm RB 49 Att, 195 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Eugene Byrd* WR 43 Rec, 718 Yds, 16.7 Avg
Kirk Gibson* WR 42 Rec, 806 Yds, 19.2 Avg
Barry Harris WR 1 Rec, -1 Yds, -1.0 Avg
Samson Howard WR 10 Rec, 189 Yds, 18.9 Avg
Jim Williams WR 3 Rec, 41 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Mark Brammer* TE 33 Rec, 360 Yds, 10.9 Avg
Charlie Shafer TE 2 Rec, 30 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Mike Densmore* OL
Matt Foster* OL
Jim Hinesly* OL
Craig Lonce* OL
Rod Strata* OL
Angelo Fields* DL
Bernard Hay* DL
Melvin Land* DL
Dan Bass* LB
Mike Decker* LB
John McCormick* LB
Larry Savage* LB
Johnny Lee Haynes LB
Steve Otis LB
Mark Anderson* DB
Tom Graves* DB
Mike Marshall* DB
Jerome Stanton* DB
Jim Burroughs DB
Ray Stachowicz P