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1979 Michigan Wolverines Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (31st of 140) ▪ Rank: 18th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bo Schembechler (8-4)

PS/G: 26.0 (22nd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.6 (17th of 140)
SRS: 15.36 (16th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.11 (28th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 17-15 versus North Carolina


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

Player Class Pos Summary
John Wangler* QB 78 Cmp, 130 Att, 1431 Yds, 8 TD
B.J. Dickey QB 48 Cmp, 91 Att, 586 Yds, 5 TD
Rich Hewlett QB 1 Cmp, 6 Att, 14 Yds, 0 TD
Gary Lee QB 1 Cmp, 4 Att, 5 Yds, 0 TD
Stanley Edwards* RB
Lawrence Reid* RB 103 Att, 555 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Mike Cade RB 6 Att, 66 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Stan Edwards RB 136 Att, 633 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Rodney Feaster RB
Jerald Ingram RB 5 Att, 16 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Lawrence Ricks RB 22 Att, 100 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Roosevelt Smith RB 33 Att, 147 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Butch Woolfolk RB 191 Att, 990 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Anthony Carter* WR 17 Rec, 462 Yds, 27.2 Avg
Ralph Clayton* WR 16 Rec, 357 Yds, 22.3 Avg
Alan Mitchell WR 7 Rec, 90 Yds, 12.9 Avg
Doug Marsh* TE 33 Rec, 612 Yds, 18.5 Avg
Norm Betts TE 9 Rec, 104 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Chuck Christian TE 1 Rec, 39 Yds, 39.0 Avg
John Arbeznik* OL
Kurt Becker* OL
George Lilja* OL
Ed Muransky* OL
Bubba Paris* OL
Tom Garrity OL
Bryan Virgil K
Curtis Greer* DL
Dale Keitz* DL
Mike Trgovac* DL
Cedric Coles DL
Chris Godfrey DL
Andy Cannavino* LB
Ben Needham* LB
Mel Owens* LB
Ron Simpkins* LB
Paul Girgash LB
Tom Keller LB
Robert Thompson LB
Mark Braman* DB
Mike Harden* DB
Mike Jolly* DB
Jeff Reeves* DB
Marion Body DB
Keith Bostic DB
Stu Harris DB
Tony Jackson DB