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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 (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

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