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1971 Mississippi State Bulldogs Roster

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Record: 2-9, .182 W-L% (117th of 128)
Conference: SEC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles Shira (2-9)

PS/G: 10.9 (122nd of 128) ▪ PA/G: 28.3 (117th of 128)
SRS: -1.65 (76th of 128) ▪ SOS: 11.90 (2nd of 128)

  • 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 Hal Chealander* QB 66 Cmp, 155 Att, 937 Yds, 2 TD
2 Billy Baker QB 23 Cmp, 59 Att, 282 Yds, 3 TD
3 Ronnie Everett QB 5 Cmp, 10 Att, 43 Yds, 0 TD
4 David Straus QB 3 Cmp, 10 Att, 42 Yds, 0 TD
5 Lewis Grubbs* RB 134 Att, 419 Yds, 3.1 Avg
6 Jay Hughes* RB 16 Rec, 215 Yds, 13.4 Avg
7 Wayne Jones* RB 79 Att, 285 Yds, 3.6 Avg
8 Bill Buckley RB 14 Rec, 195 Yds, 13.9 Avg
9 Ronnie Jones RB 18 Att, 51 Yds, 2.8 Avg
10 Dick McElroy RB 32 Att, 90 Yds, 2.8 Avg
11 Tom McElroy RB 1 Att, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
12 Steve Stoots RB 8 Att, 21 Yds, 2.6 Avg
13 Steve Whaley RB 36 Att, 121 Yds, 3.4 Avg
14 Tommy Strahan* WR 21 Rec, 346 Yds, 16.5 Avg
15 Eric Hoggatt WR 28 Rec, 365 Yds, 13.0 Avg
16 Steve Natale WR 5 Rec, 57 Yds, 11.4 Avg
17 Eric Hoogatt* TE
18 Larry Greenlee* OL
19 Gen Wardlow* OL
20 Butch Yarbrough* OL
21 Preston Payne OL
22 Robert Bell* DL
23 Jerry Conrad* DL
24 Jack Hall* DL
25 Jim McAlpin* DL
26 Robbie Armstrong DL
27 Mike Eaton DL
28 Chuck Dees* LB
29 Joel Holliman* LB
30 Jim Nelson* LB
31 Billy Southward* LB
32 Chick King LB
33 Frank Dowsing* DB
34 Emile Petro* DB
35 Ken Phares* DB