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1961 Mississippi Rebels Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (8th of 111) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Vaught (9-2)

PS/G: 30.3 (5th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 4.7 (2nd of 111)
SRS: 21.98 (3rd of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.17 (32nd of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 12-7 versus Texas


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Doug Elmore* QB 50 Cmp, 84 Att, 741 Yds, 6 TD
Perry Lee Dunn QB 13 Cmp, 27 Att, 301 Yds, 3 TD
Glynn Griffing QB 46 Cmp, 91 Att, 785 Yds, 10 TD
Billy Ray Adams* RB 91 Att, 575 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Art Doty* RB 35 Att, 182 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Lou Guy* RB 38 Att, 163 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Buddy Crosby RB 6 Att, 41 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Frank Halbert RB 7 Att, 31 Yds, 4.4 Avg
A.J. Holloway RB 25 Att, 103 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Larry Johnson RB 5 Att, 42 Yds, 8.4 Avg
Walter Kinnebrew RB 13 Att, 56 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Chuck Morris RB 16 Att, 99 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Buck Randall RB 48 Att, 200 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Fred Roberts RB 33 Att, 168 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Larry Smith RB 9 Att, 48 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Woody Dabbs* WR
Catfish Smith* WR 14 Rec, 254 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Thomas Brister WR 3 Rec, 50 Yds, 16.7 Avg
Willis Dabbs WR 7 Rec, 155 Yds, 22.1 Avg
Reed Davis WR 4 Rec, 109 Yds, 27.3 Avg
Lewis Lanter WR 1 Rec, 18 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Wesley Sullivan WR 9 Rec, 163 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Bookie Bolin* OL
Jerry Brown* OL
Jim Dunaway* OL
Billy Ray Jones* OL
Fred Lentjes* OL
Whaley Hall OL
Richard Ross OL
Chuck Tempfer K