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1961 North Carolina Tar Heels Roster

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Record: 5-5, .500 W-L% (57th of 111)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: James Hickey (5-5)

PS/G: 12.1 (80th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 14.1 (50th of 111)
SRS: 6.16 (36th of 111) ▪ SOS: 7.16 (24th of 111)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Ray Farris* QB 71 Cmp, 159 Att, 875 Yds, 2 TD
Jim Addison* RB 86 Att, 265 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Gib Carson* RB 116 Att, 406 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Bob Elliott* RB 98 Att, 361 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Lenny Beck RB 8 Att, 15 Yds, 1.9 Avg
Joe Davies RB 33 Att, 107 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Ward Marslender RB 16 Att, 42 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Roger Smith RB
Bob Lacey* WR 10 Rec, 161 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Conrad Sloop* WR
John Hammett WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
George Knox WR 2 Rec, 21 Yds, 10.5 Avg
John Runco WR 2 Rec, 21 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Steve Yates WR 4 Rec, 90 Yds, 22.5 Avg
Joe Craver* OL
Vic Esposito* OL
John Hegarty* OL
Jim LeCompte* OL
Benton McMillan* OL
Jim Alderman OL
Duff Greene OL
Sam Loflin OL
Jim Shumate OL
Junior Edge K
Joe McLamb DB
Milt Saffelle DB