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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 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bo Schembechler (8-4)

PS/G: 26.0 (22nd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.6 (18th 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

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