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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

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