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1981 Oklahoma Sooners Roster

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Record: 7-4-1, .625 W-L% (45th of 137) ▪ Rank: 20th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Barry Switzer (7-4-1)

PS/G: 28.4 (18th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 16.1 (42nd of 137)
SRS: 13.80 (16th of 137) ▪ SOS: 6.55 (25th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Sun Bowl 40-14 versus Houston

  • 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 Darrell Shepard* QB 26 Cmp, 56 Att, 371 Yds, 3 TD
2 Danny Bradley QB
3 Kelly Phelps QB 15 Cmp, 45 Att, 269 Yds, 0 TD
4 Buster Rhymes* RB 68 Att, 442 Yds, 6.5 Avg
5 Stanley Wilson* RB 156 Att, 1008 Yds, 6.5 Avg
6 Chet Winters* RB 35 Att, 140 Yds, 4.0 Avg
7 Weldon Ledbetter RB 28 Att, 116 Yds, 4.1 Avg
8 Alvin Ross RB 48 Att, 261 Yds, 5.4 Avg
9 Steve Sewell RB 28 Att, 192 Yds, 6.9 Avg
10 Fred Sims RB 43 Att, 179 Yds, 4.2 Avg
11 Kelvin White RB 14 Att, 43 Yds, 3.1 Avg
12 Bobby Grayson* WR 12 Rec, 249 Yds, 20.8 Avg
13 Jeff Williams* WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
14 Paul Clewis WR 7 Rec, 88 Yds, 12.6 Avg
15 Jim Rockford WR 5 Rec, 88 Yds, 17.6 Avg
16 Bill Bechtold* OL
17 Lyndle Byford* OL
18 Terry Crouch* OL
19 Ed Culver* OL
20 Don Key* OL
21 Elbert Graham OL
22 Steve Williams OL
23 Rick Bryan* DL
24 Johnny Lewis* DL
25 Bob Slater* DL
26 John Truitt* DL
27 Steve Whaley* DL
28 Thomas Benson* LB
29 Jackie Shipp* LB
30 Dwight Drane* DB
31 Gary Lowell* DB
32 Barrion Walker* DB
33 Elbert Watts* DB
34 Keith Stanberry DB