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1978 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 2-9, .182 W-L% (123rd of 138)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 2-6 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ray Alborn (2-9)

PS/G: 14.5 (114th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 37.1 (136th of 138)
SRS: -1.07 (75th of 138) ▪ SOS: 13.56 (1st of 138)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Randy Hertel* QB 156 Cmp, 279 Att, 1677 Yds, 12 TD
Robert Hoffmann QB 8 Cmp, 21 Att, 59 Yds, 0 TD
Mark Snyder QB 33 Cmp, 51 Att, 278 Yds, 1 TD
Earl Cooper* RB 95 Att, 350 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Weldon Meeks* RB 67 Att, 212 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Guy Booker RB 11 Att, 47 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Bo Broeren RB 71 Att, 157 Yds, 2.2 Avg
Calvin Fance RB 50 Att, 180 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Laney Royal RB 41 Att, 119 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Doug Cunningham* WR 39 Rec, 430 Yds, 11.0 Avg
David Houser* WR 38 Rec, 481 Yds, 12.7 Avg
Joey DiQuinzio WR 10 Rec, 148 Yds, 14.8 Avg
Hosea Fortune WR 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Darrell Mouton WR 3 Rec, 43 Yds, 14.3 Avg
Charlie Taylor WR 4 Rec, 65 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Danny Newman* TE 4 Rec, 71 Yds, 17.8 Avg
Robert Hubble TE 10 Rec, 112 Yds, 11.2 Avg
John Joyce* OL
Dwane Moyer* OL
Ernie Rogers* OL
Mike South* OL
Todd Wernet* OL
Brian Bergdoll OL
Ernest Crockett OL
Dennis Barry* DL
Jeff Brast* DL
Jim Frith* DL
Dwight Moyer* DL
Bryan Phillips* DL
Will Rub DL
Don Rutledge* LB
John Stroman* LB
Robert Williamson* LB
Carlton Dennett* DB
Mike Downs* DB
Don Parrish* DB
David Dan DB