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1972 Mississippi State Bulldogs Roster

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Record: 4-7, .364 W-L% (85th of 127)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-6 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles Shira (4-7)

PS/G: 17.9 (82nd of 127) ▪ PA/G: 23.1 (88th of 127)
SRS: 4.42 (49th of 127) ▪ SOS: 7.88 (29th of 127)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Melvin Barkum* QB 38 Cmp, 96 Att, 591 Yds, 2 TD
Rockey Felker QB 74 Cmp, 161 Att, 992 Yds, 6 TD
Mike Monaghan QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 9 Yds, 0 TD
Bill Buckley* RB 47 Rec, 776 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Lewis Grubbs* RB 116 Att, 517 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Wayne Jones* RB 105 Att, 387 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Dick McElroy RB 8 Att, 32 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Chris Michael RB 6 Rec, 82 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Stan Murray RB 55 Att, 249 Yds, 4.5 Avg
James Smith RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Tommy Strahan* WR 21 Rec, 308 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Sandy Braswell WR 13 Rec, 226 Yds, 17.4 Avg
Bob Bozeman* TE 5 Rec, 43 Yds, 8.6 Avg
Glenn Ellis TE 11 Rec, 94 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Greg Fountain* OL
Jerry Johnston* OL
Larry Thompson* OL
Gene Wardlaw* OL
Roger Cook OL
Jim Touchet OL
Allen Brantley* DL
Jack Hall* DL
Robert Hall* DL
Jimmy Webb* DL
Larry McCullough DL
Johnny Bruce* LB
John David Calhoun* LB
Bill Wilkerson* LB
Tommy Gatlin LB
Frank Dowsing* DB
Emile Petro* DB
Ken Phares* DB
Billy Southward* DB
Billy Baker DB
Don Magee DB
Mike Patrick P
Lanny Sheffield P