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1957 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 7-4, .636 W-L% (34th of 112) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (7-4)

PS/G: 15.9 (49th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 11.0 (26th of 112)
SRS: 15.24 (10th of 112) ▪ SOS: 10.51 (3rd of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 20-7 versus Navy

  • 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 King Hill* QB 44 Cmp, 82 Att, 798 Yds, 4 TD
2 Frank Ryan QB 21 Cmp, 34 Att, 293 Yds, 4 TD
3 Raymond Chilton* RB 110 Att, 420 Yds, 3.8 Avg
4 Larry Dueitt* RB 56 Att, 270 Yds, 4.8 Avg
5 Kenneth Williams* RB 53 Att, 275 Yds, 5.2 Avg
6 Pat Bailey RB 27 Att, 134 Yds, 5.0 Avg
7 Bill Bucek RB 4 Att, 11 Yds, 2.8 Avg
8 Howard Hoelscher RB 52 Att, 232 Yds, 4.5 Avg
9 David Kelley RB 54 Att, 238 Yds, 4.4 Avg
10 Sonny Searcy RB 4 Att, 24 Yds, 6.0 Avg
11 Gordon Speer RB 4 Att, 23 Yds, 5.8 Avg
12 Bobby Williams RB 26 Att, 99 Yds, 3.8 Avg
13 Buddy Dial* WR 21 Rec, 508 Yds, 24.2 Avg
14 Gene Jones* WR 5 Rec, 61 Yds, 12.2 Avg
15 Gene Miller WR 9 Rec, 147 Yds, 16.3 Avg
16 Charles Pollard WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
17 R Robicheaux WR 2 Rec, 47 Yds, 23.5 Avg
18 Lester Veltman WR 4 Rec, 58 Yds, 14.5 Avg
19 Don Gillis* OL
20 Matt Gorges* OL
21 Cliff McCraw* OL
22 Claude White* OL
23 Larry Whitmore* OL
24 Hart Peebles OL
25 J.D. Smith OL
26 Charley Thompson OL