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1979 Pittsburgh Panthers Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jackie Sherrill (11-1)

PS/G: 24.2 (33rd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 9.7 (5th of 140)
SRS: 18.27 (9th of 140) ▪ SOS: 5.35 (51st of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 16-10 versus Arizona


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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
Rick Trocano* QB 74 Cmp, 128 Att, 853 Yds, 4 TD
Scott Jenner QB 2 Cmp, 4 Att, 9 Yds, 0 TD
Dan Marino QB 130 Cmp, 222 Att, 1680 Yds, 10 TD
Freddy Jacobs* RB 90 Att, 316 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Randy McMillan* RB 184 Att, 802 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Russell Carter RB
Wayne DiBartola RB 28 Att, 153 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Artrell Hawkins RB 52 Att, 189 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Rooster Jones RB 105 Att, 407 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Larry Sims* WR
Ralph Still* WR 43 Rec, 580 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Kenny Bowles WR 20 Rec, 369 Yds, 18.5 Avg
Willie Collier WR
Julius Dawkins WR 7 Rec, 100 Yds, 14.3 Avg
Clifford Moore WR 6 Rec, 103 Yds, 17.2 Avg
Benjie Pryor* TE 45 Rec, 588 Yds, 13.1 Avg
Mike Dombrowski TE 12 Rec, 159 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Emil Boures* OL
Russ Grimm* OL
Bob Gruber* OL
Mark May* OL
Jim Morsillo* OL
Bert Bertagna OL
Dan Fidler OL
Ed Gallagher OL
Jerry Boyarski* DL
Hugh Green* DL
Rickey Jackson* DL
Greg Meisner* DL
Bill Neill* DL
Dave Bucklew DL
Jimbo Covert DL
Steve Fedell DL
Jeff Pelusi* LB
Mark Reichard* LB
Yogi Jones LB
Sal Sunseri LB
Mike Christ* DB
Jo Jo Heath* DB
Lynn Thomas* DB
Carlton Williamson* DB
Butch Baierl DB
Barry Compton DB
Pappy Thomas DB
Terry White DB