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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 (31st 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

Player Class Pos Summary
Paul Miller* QB 75 Cmp, 146 Att, 1041 Yds, 9 TD
Johnny Klise QB 4 Cmp, 8 Att, 62 Yds, 1 TD
Geof Hamlin* RB 134 Att, 594 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Lewis Jolley* RB 117 Att, 712 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Ike Oglesby* RB 118 Att, 504 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Billy Hite RB 91 Att, 342 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Tim Kirkpatrick RB 25 Att, 85 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Ted Leverenz RB 52 Att, 195 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Earle Bethea* WR 7 Rec, 123 Yds, 17.6 Avg
Bill Sigler WR 9 Rec, 119 Yds, 13.2 Avg
Johnny Cowell* TE 21 Rec, 223 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Ken Taylor TE 3 Rec, 20 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Robert Pratt* OL
Ron Rusnak* OL
Jerry Sain* OL
Bob Thornton* OL
Robert Walters* OL
Billy Newton OL
John Anderson* DL
Bill Brafford* DL
Gene Brown* DL
Bud Grissom* DL
Eric Hyman* DL
Terry Taylor DL
Bob Vandenbrock DL
John Bunting* LB
Ricky Packard* LB
Jim Webster* LB
Mike Mansfield LB
Lou Angelo* DB
Rusty Culbreth* DB
Richard Stilley* DB
Phil Lamm DB
Nick Vidnovic P