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1972 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 5-5-1, .500 W-L% (61st of 127)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 3-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Conover (5-5-1)

PS/G: 17.8 (83rd of 127) ▪ PA/G: 21.6 (78th of 127)
SRS: 8.38 (35th of 127) ▪ SOS: 10.20 (8th of 127)

  • 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 Bruce Gadd* QB 171 Cmp, 323 Att, 2075 Yds, 11 TD
2 Bill McCabe QB 7 Cmp, 21 Att, 87 Yds, 0 TD
3 John Coleman* RB 135 Att, 379 Yds, 2.8 Avg
4 Gary Ferguson* RB 160 Att, 639 Yds, 4.0 Avg
5 Roland Boyce RB 16 Att, 21 Yds, 1.3 Avg
6 Cliff Crabtree RB 6 Att, 6 Yds, 1.0 Avg
7 Steve Ogletree RB 38 Att, 114 Yds, 3.0 Avg
8 Joe Phy RB 3 Att, 3 Yds, 1.0 Avg
9 Dennis Pokluda RB 10 Att, 20 Yds, 2.0 Avg
10 Ron Arceneaux* WR 24 Rec, 379 Yds, 15.8 Avg
11 Edwin Collins* WR 42 Rec, 540 Yds, 12.9 Avg
12 Carl Swierc WR 7 Rec, 94 Yds, 13.4 Avg
13 Gary Butler* TE 45 Rec, 708 Yds, 15.7 Avg
14 Joe Buck TE 14 Rec, 209 Yds, 14.9 Avg
15 Bart Goforth* OL
16 Mike Goode* OL
17 Sammy Johnson* OL
18 David Vandiver* OL
19 Ron Waedeman* OL
20 Pat Friend OL
21 Tommy Godard OL
22 Tobin Haynes OL
23 John Paul Hershey OL
24 Mark Williams K
25 Jody Medford* DL
26 Larry Medford* DL
27 Cornelius Walker* DL
28 Larry Walling* DL
29 Bryan Davenport DL
30 Pat Kelly DL
31 Steve Pruitt DL
32 Rodrigo Barnes* LB
33 John Kelly* LB
34 David Snellings* LB
35 Larry Baugh LB
36 Richard Hollas LB
37 Jake Smitherman LB
38 Preston Anderson* DB
39 Don Bernshausen* DB
40 Cullie Culpepper* DB
41 Bruce Henley* DB
42 Bill Chilivetis DB
43 Brad Tally DB