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1997 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (39th of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Nick Saban (7-5)

PS/G: 28.5 (38th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 19.8 (28th of 112)
SRS: 9.47 (20th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.05 (35th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Aloha Bowl 51-23 versus Washington


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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
Todd Schultz* QB 177 Cmp, 299 Att, 2003 Yds, 18 TD
Bill Burke QB 23 Cmp, 35 Att, 255 Yds, 3 TD
Gus Ornstein QB 3 Cmp, 6 Att, 21 Yds, 0 TD
Garrett Gould* RB
Sedrick Irvin* RB 246 Att, 1270 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Garett Gould RB 2 Rec, 5 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Billy Greene RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Leroy McFadden RB 74 Att, 332 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Travis Reece RB 10 Att, 33 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Marc Renaud RB 139 Att, 745 Yds, 5.4 Avg
John Walker RB 11 Att, 17 Yds, 1.5 Avg
Octavis Long* WR 28 Rec, 353 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Gari Scott* WR 41 Rec, 680 Yds, 16.6 Avg
Damien Hiram WR 5 Rec, 52 Yds, 10.4 Avg
Lavaile Richardson WR 9 Rec, 90 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Demont Smith WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Josh Keur* TE 34 Rec, 355 Yds, 10.4 Avg
Brad Rainco TE
Brad Rainko TE 6 Rec, 48 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Kyle Rance TE 7 Rec, 95 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Flozell Adams* OL
Shaun Mason* OL
Dave Mudge* OL
Scott Shaw* OL
Jason Strayhorn* OL
Casey Jensen OL
Mike Schutz OL
Robert Newkirk* DL
Robaire Smith* DL
Desmond Thomas* DL
Dimitrius Underwood* DL
Pete Govens DL
Jace Saylor DL
Artie Steinmetz DL
Mike Austin* LB
Courtney Ledyard* LB
Ike Reese* LB
Dwayne Hawkins LB
Wes Kammer LB
T.J. Turner LB
Amp Campbell* DB
Renaldo Hill* DB
Sorie Kanu* DB
Aric Morris* DB
Lemar Marshall DB
Richard Newsome DB