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1978 Oklahoma Sooners Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (2nd of 138) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Barry Switzer (11-1)

PS/G: 39.2 (1st of 138) ▪ PA/G: 14.6 (22nd of 138)
SRS: 24.82 (3rd of 138) ▪ SOS: 8.32 (22nd of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 31-24 versus Nebraska


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Thomas Lott* QB 23 Cmp, 58 Att, 487 Yds, 6 TD
J.C. Watts QB 13 Cmp, 38 Att, 227 Yds, 2 TD
Kenny King* RB 110 Att, 844 Yds, 7.7 Avg
David Overstreet* RB 66 Att, 427 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Billy Sims* RB 256 Att, 1896 Yds, 7.4 Avg
Vickey Anderson RB 23 Att, 102 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Randy Jones RB 16 Att, 87 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Barry Joyner RB 38 Att, 160 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Freddie Nixon RB 13 Att, 107 Yds, 8.2 Avg
Jimmy Rogers RB 31 Att, 258 Yds, 8.3 Avg
Bobby Kimball* WR 13 Rec, 207 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Forrest Valora* WR 1 Rec, 20 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Bobby Grayson WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Victor Hicks WR 5 Rec, 109 Yds, 21.8 Avg
Steve Rhodes WR 10 Rec, 249 Yds, 24.9 Avg
Sam Claphan* OL
Jody Farthing* OL
Louis Oubre* OL
Greg Roberts* OL
Paul Tabor* OL
John Goodman* DL
Reggie Kinlaw* DL
Reggie Mathis* DL
Phil Tabor* DL
Bruce Taton* DL
Barry Burget DL
George Cumby* LB
Daryl Hunt* LB
Mike Babb* DB
Basil Banks* DB
Jay Jimerson* DB
Darrol Ray* DB
Sherwood Taylor DB