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1971 North Carolina Tar Heels Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 128)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Dooley (9-3)

PS/G: 24.0 (32nd of 128) ▪ PA/G: 12.7 (17th of 128)
SRS: 10.90 (24th of 128) ▪ SOS: 0.82 (68th of 128)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 7-3 versus Georgia

  • 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 Paul Miller* QB 75 Cmp, 146 Att, 1041 Yds, 9 TD
2 Johnny Klise QB 4 Cmp, 8 Att, 62 Yds, 1 TD
3 Geof Hamlin* RB 134 Att, 594 Yds, 4.4 Avg
4 Lewis Jolley* RB 117 Att, 712 Yds, 6.1 Avg
5 Ike Oglesby* RB 118 Att, 504 Yds, 4.3 Avg
6 Billy Hite RB 91 Att, 342 Yds, 3.8 Avg
7 Tim Kirkpatrick RB 25 Att, 85 Yds, 3.4 Avg
8 Ted Leverenz RB 52 Att, 195 Yds, 3.8 Avg
9 Earle Bethea* WR 7 Rec, 123 Yds, 17.6 Avg
10 Bill Sigler WR 9 Rec, 119 Yds, 13.2 Avg
11 Johnny Cowell* TE 21 Rec, 223 Yds, 10.6 Avg
12 Ken Taylor TE 3 Rec, 20 Yds, 6.7 Avg
13 Robert Pratt* OL
14 Ron Rusnak* OL
15 Jerry Sain* OL
16 Bob Thornton* OL
17 Robert Walters* OL
18 Billy Newton OL
19 John Anderson* DL
20 Bill Brafford* DL
21 Gene Brown* DL
22 Bud Grissom* DL
23 Eric Hyman* DL
24 Terry Taylor DL
25 Bob Vandenbrock DL
26 John Bunting* LB
27 Ricky Packard* LB
28 Jim Webster* LB
29 Mike Mansfield LB
30 Lou Angelo* DB
31 Rusty Culbreth* DB
32 Richard Stilley* DB
33 Phil Lamm DB
34 Nick Vidnovic P