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1979 Purdue Boilermakers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (12th of 140) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Young (10-2)

PS/G: 23.9 (36th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 18.8 (63rd of 140)
SRS: 12.38 (26th of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.29 (38th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 27-22 versus Tennessee


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Mark Herrmann* QB 203 Cmp, 348 Att, 2377 Yds, 16 TD
Larry Gates QB 6 Cmp, 16 Att, 55 Yds, 1 TD
Mike Augustyniak* RB 98 Att, 353 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Wally Jones* RB 183 Att, 754 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Eric Jordan RB 2 Att, 30 Yds, 15.0 Avg
John Macon RB 113 Att, 488 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Ben McCall RB 80 Att, 451 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Jim Owen RB 3 Att, 11 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Jimmy Smith RB 69 Att, 269 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Bart Burrell* WR 40 Rec, 607 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Mike Harris* WR 18 Rec, 276 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Mike Fuetterer WR 2 Rec, 26 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Ray Smith WR 31 Rec, 421 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Dave Young* TE 55 Rec, 584 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Tom Barr TE 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Henry Fiel* OL
Don Hall* OL
Steve McKenzie* OL
Pete Quinn* OL
Dale Schwan* OL
Calvin Clark* DL
Marcus Jackson* DL
Tom Kingsbury* DL
Ken Loushin* DL
Keena Turner* DL
James Looney* LB
Kevin Motts* LB
Mike Marks LB
Bill Kay* DB
Tim Seneff* DB
Wayne Smith* DB
Robert Williams* DB
Marcus McKinnie DB
Joe Linville P