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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  ▪ Conference Record: 4-2-1 (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


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

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