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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

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