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1979 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 4-6-1, .409 W-L% (92nd of 140)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Salem (4-6-1)

PS/G: 24.0 (35th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 24.6 (114th of 140)
SRS: 7.12 (42nd of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.85 (21st of 140)


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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
Mark Carlson* QB 177 Cmp, 300 Att, 2188 Yds, 11 TD
Wendell Avery QB 6 Cmp, 10 Att, 70 Yds, 1 TD
Tom Pence QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Greg Pylatiuk QB 1 Cmp, 3 Att, 16 Yds, 0 TD
Marion Barber* RB 127 Att, 526 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Garry White* RB 135 Att, 861 Yds, 6.4 Avg
Ray Dilulo RB 6 Att, 6 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Glenn Lewis RB 60 Att, 291 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Chuck Lowell RB 1 Att, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Jeff Thompson RB 17 Att, 71 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Jeff Anhorn* WR 28 Rec, 392 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Elmer Bailey* WR 37 Rec, 552 Yds, 14.9 Avg
Roy Artis WR 25 Rec, 280 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Kelvin Jenkins WR 6 Rec, 93 Yds, 15.5 Avg
Glenn Bourquin* TE 28 Rec, 270 Yds, 9.6 Avg
Mike Curtis TE 4 Rec, 43 Yds, 10.8 Avg
Randy Sonnenfeld TE 9 Rec, 125 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Tracy Thomas TE
Ken Dallafior* OL
Tom Fitzpatrick* OL
Greg Murtha* OL
Darell Schwen* OL
Steve Tobin* OL
Alan Blanshaw* DL
Steve Cunninham* DL
Dave Gardner* DL
Kevin Kellin* DL
Tom Murphy* DL
Marty Stein DL
Jack Johnson* LB
Todd Peterson* LB
Glenn Howard LB
Glenn Cardelli* DB
Keith Edwards* DB
Dana Noel* DB
Mike Robb* DB
Mike Peppe DB