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1979 Oklahoma Sooners Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Barry Switzer (11-1)

PS/G: 33.8 (3rd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.1 (13th of 140)
SRS: 22.54 (3rd of 140) ▪ SOS: 5.46 (46th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 24-7 versus Florida State

  • 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 J.C. Watts* QB 41 Cmp, 85 Att, 821 Yds, 4 TD
2 Kelly Phelps QB 2 Cmp, 8 Att, 59 Yds, 0 TD
3 David Overstreet* RB 65 Att, 306 Yds, 4.7 Avg
4 Billy Sims* RB 248 Att, 1670 Yds, 6.7 Avg
5 Stanley Wilson* RB 85 Att, 539 Yds, 6.3 Avg
6 Royce Coleman RB 11 Att, 57 Yds, 5.2 Avg
7 Barry Joyner RB 36 Att, 212 Yds, 5.9 Avg
8 Weldon Ledbetter RB 38 Att, 199 Yds, 5.2 Avg
9 Jay McKim RB 6 Att, 25 Yds, 4.2 Avg
10 Chet Winters RB 17 Att, 148 Yds, 8.7 Avg
11 Herbert Young RB 12 Att, 74 Yds, 6.2 Avg
12 Steve Rhodes* WR 3 Rec, 60 Yds, 20.0 Avg
13 Forrest Valora* WR 9 Rec, 234 Yds, 26.0 Avg
14 Bobby Grayson WR 5 Rec, 86 Yds, 17.2 Avg
15 Freddie Nixon WR 15 Rec, 293 Yds, 19.5 Avg
16 Terry Crouch* OL
17 Ed Culver* OL
18 Don Key* OL
19 Louis Oubre* OL
20 Paul Tabor* OL
21 Lyndle Byford OL
22 Barry Burget* DL
23 Keith Gary* DL
24 John Goodman* DL
25 Johnny Lewis* DL
26 Richard Turner* DL
27 Bruce Taton DL
28 George Cumby* LB
29 Barry Dittman* LB
30 Basil Banks* DB
31 Bud Hebert* DB
32 Darrol Ray* DB
33 Sherwood Taylor* DB
34 Mike Babb DB
35 Jay Jimerson DB