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1971 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 3-7-1, .318 W-L% (97th of 128)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 2-4-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Peterson (3-7-1)

PS/G: 13.3 (112th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 20.0 (66th of 128)
SRS: 0.05 (69th of 128) ▪ SOS: 5.78 (35th of 128)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Bruce Gadd* QB 87 Cmp, 180 Att, 1061 Yds, 6 TD
Philip Wood QB 50 Cmp, 115 Att, 513 Yds, 2 TD
Mike Spruill* RB 7 Att, 25 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Stahle Vincent* RB 243 Att, 945 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Tom Clanton RB 14 Att, 38 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Cliff Crabtree RB 18 Att, 64 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Harry Higgins RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Kim Malone RB 61 Att, 188 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Mike Phillips RB 13 Att, 43 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Joe Phy RB 13 Att, 34 Yds, 2.6 Avg
David Simpson RB
Bob Brown* WR 25 Rec, 285 Yds, 11.4 Avg
Larry Caldwell* WR 5 Rec, 97 Yds, 19.4 Avg
Ron Arceneaux WR 13 Rec, 187 Yds, 14.4 Avg
Bubba Berg WR 15 Rec, 239 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Joe Buck WR 3 Rec, 35 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Edwin Collins WR 9 Rec, 153 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Gary Butler* TE 27 Rec, 397 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Bart Goforth* OL
Mike Goode* OL
John Paul Hershey* OL
David Vandiver* OL
Ron Waedemon* OL
Tobin Haynes OL
Sammy Johnson OL
Bryan Davenport* DL
Ed Erwin* DL
Larry Medford* DL
Larry Walling* DL
Randy Allford DL
Steve Pruitt DL
Rodrigo Barnes* LB
Dale Grounds* LB
Randy Lee* LB
David Snellings LB
Preston Anderson* DB
Don Bernshausen* DB
Gilbert King* DB
Mike Tyler* DB
Bill Chilivetis DB
Steve Ogletree DB