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1981 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 5-6, .455 W-L% (76th of 137)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Frank Waters (5-6)

PS/G: 23.9 (34th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 22.6 (94th of 137)
SRS: 3.68 (53rd of 137) ▪ SOS: 4.22 (54th of 137)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Bryan Clark* QB 109 Cmp, 204 Att, 1521 Yds, 14 TD
Rick Kolb QB 11 Cmp, 17 Att, 117 Yds, 2 TD
Denis Lavelle QB 3 Cmp, 6 Att, 45 Yds, 0 TD
John Leister QB 90 Cmp, 186 Att, 1097 Yds, 5 TD
Lance Hawkins* RB 87 Att, 321 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Darrin McClelland* RB 57 Att, 182 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Tony Ellis RB 43 Att, 120 Yds, 2.8 Avg
James Hodo RB 48 Att, 188 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Derek Hughes RB 13 Att, 46 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Aaron Roberts RB 94 Att, 461 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Marcus Toney RB 3 Att, 24 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Otis Grant* WR 30 Rec, 520 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Daryl Turner* WR 31 Rec, 653 Yds, 21.1 Avg
Samson Howard WR 2 Rec, 47 Yds, 23.5 Avg
John Hurt WR 4 Rec, 46 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Ted Jones WR 44 Rec, 624 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Tony Woods WR 1 Rec, 22 Yds, 22.0 Avg
Al Kimichik* TE 39 Rec, 383 Yds, 9.8 Avg
Tom Robinson TE 1 Rec, 30 Yds, 30.0 Avg
Terry Tanker TE 2 Rec, 39 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Joe Jacquemain* OL
Marv Mantos* OL
Tom Piette* OL
Walter Schramm* OL
Jeff Wiska* OL
Jack Kirkling OL
Ken Stockwell OL
Smiley Creswell* DL
Johnny Lee Haynes* DL
Howard McAdoo* DL
Joe Stevens* DL
Isaac Griffin DL
Calvin Perkins DL
Carl Banks* LB
George Cooper* LB
Steve Maidlow* LB
Terry Bailey LB
Jim Burroughs* DB
Tim Cunningham* DB
Carter Kamana* DB
Thomas Morris* DB
Nate Hannah DB
Chris Van Pelt DB
Carl Williams DB
Rich Schario P