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1981 North Carolina Tar Heels Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (8th of 137) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Crum (10-2)

PS/G: 31.2 (8th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 12.5 (11th of 137)
SRS: 15.96 (12th of 137) ▪ SOS: 3.88 (58th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 31-27 versus Arkansas


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Rod Elkins* QB 69 Cmp, 136 Att, 994 Yds, 9 TD
Scott Stankavage QB 45 Cmp, 85 Att, 495 Yds, 3 TD
Kelvin Bryant* RB 152 Att, 1015 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Alan Burrus* RB 98 Att, 463 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Tyrone Anthony RB 146 Att, 699 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Eddison Bramble RB 3 Att, 5 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Danny Bunn RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Eddie Colson RB 1 Att, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ethan Horton RB 40 Att, 144 Yds, 3.6 Avg
James Jones RB 19 Att, 92 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Ray Littlejohn RB 3 Att, 12 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Bob McKinley RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Micah Moon RB 6 Att, 10 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Bobby Ratliff RB 66 Att, 335 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Jon Richardson* WR 28 Rec, 373 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Mark Smith* WR 19 Rec, 368 Yds, 19.4 Avg
Larry Griffin WR 10 Rec, 191 Yds, 19.1 Avg
Victor Harrison WR 7 Rec, 92 Yds, 13.1 Avg
Chuck Sharpe WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Shelton Robinson* TE 13 Rec, 93 Yds, 7.2 Avg
Jeff Ray TE 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Doug Sickels TE 1 Rec, 28 Yds, 28.0 Avg
Brian Blados* OL
David Drechsler* OL
Mike Marr* OL
Steve McGrew* OL
Ron Spruill* OL
Brian Johnston OL
Jeff Hayes K
Steve Fortson* DL
William Fuller* DL
Jack Parry* DL
Calvin Daniels* LB
Darrell Nicholson* LB
Lee Shaffer* LB
Mike Wilcher* LB
Chris Ward LB
Walter Black* DB
Billy Jackson* DB
Sammy Johnson* DB
Greg Poole* DB
Willie Harris DB
Darryl Lucas DB