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1979 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 8-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (11-1)

PS/G: 32.5 (5th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 10.5 (7th of 140)
SRS: 21.71 (4th of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.54 (33rd of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 17-16 versus Southern California


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Art Schlichter* QB 105 Cmp, 200 Att, 1816 Yds, 14 TD
Bob Atha QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 15 Yds, 0 TD
Greg Castignola QB 7 Cmp, 19 Att, 68 Yds, 2 TD
Mike Strahine QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 6 Yds, 0 TD
Calvin Murray* RB 173 Att, 872 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ricardo Volley* RB 112 Att, 565 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Cliff Belmer RB 20 Att, 100 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Paul Campbell RB 68 Att, 356 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Jim Gayle RB 44 Att, 209 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Ricky Johnson RB 11 Att, 27 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Kelvin Lindsey RB 6 Att, 44 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Tim Spencer RB 37 Att, 221 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Doug Donley* WR 37 Rec, 800 Yds, 21.6 Avg
Gary Williams* WR 25 Rec, 479 Yds, 19.2 Avg
Ty Hicks WR 6 Rec, 106 Yds, 17.7 Avg
Charles Hunter WR 7 Rec, 144 Yds, 20.6 Avg
Bill Jaco* TE 3 Rec, 29 Yds, 9.7 Avg
Ron Barwig TE 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Brad Dwelle TE 4 Rec, 22 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Ernie Andria* OL
Tim Burke* OL
Ken Fritz* OL
Joe Lukens* OL
Tom Waugh* OL
Scott Burris OL
Jerome Foster* DL
Luther Henson* DL
Tim Sawicki* DL
Gary Dunn DL
Mark Sullivan DL
Keith Ferguson* LB
Jim Laughlin* LB
Marcus Marek* LB
Al Washington* LB
Todd Bell* DB
Ray Ellis* DB
Mike Guess* DB
Vince Skillings* DB