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1981 Pittsburgh Panthers Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (2nd of 137) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jackie Sherrill (11-1)

PS/G: 32.1 (5th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.3 (19th of 137)
SRS: 22.02 (2nd of 137) ▪ SOS: 7.52 (14th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 24-20 versus Georgia


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Dan Marino* QB 226 Cmp, 380 Att, 2876 Yds, 37 TD
Dan Daniels QB 1 Cmp, 8 Att, -8 Yds, 0 TD
Wayne DiBartolo* RB
Bryan Thomas* RB 217 Att, 1132 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Marc Bailey RB 14 Att, 71 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Bill Beach RB 12 Att, 52 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Wayne DiBartola RB 158 Att, 716 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Joe McCall RB 50 Att, 179 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Marlon McIntyre RB 10 Att, 47 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Gary Tammaro RB 7 Att, 48 Yds, 6.9 Avg
Dwight Collins* WR 20 Rec, 308 Yds, 15.4 Avg
Julius Dawkins* WR 46 Rec, 767 Yds, 16.7 Avg
Barry Compton WR 23 Rec, 385 Yds, 16.7 Avg
Bill Wallace WR 4 Rec, 47 Yds, 11.8 Avg
Keith Williams WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
John Brown* TE 43 Rec, 530 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Clint Wilson TE
Emil Boures* OL
Jimbo Covert* OL
Rob Fada* OL
Bill Fralic* OL
Ron Sams* OL
Greg Christy OL
Paul Dunn OL
Anthony Magnelli OL
Chris Doleman* DL
Bill Maas* DL
Jay Pelusi* DL
Dave Pezzuoli* DL
Michael Woods* DL
Al Wenglikowski DL
Rich Kraynak* LB
Sal Sunseri* LB
Caesar Aldisert LB
Ray Lao LB
Tom Flynn* DB
Tim Lewis* DB
Dan Short* DB
Pappy Thomas* DB
Melvin Dean DB
Troy Hill DB