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1979 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 1-10, .091 W-L% (131st of 140)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 0-8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ray Alborn (1-10)

PS/G: 11.0 (129th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 38.0 (140th of 140)
SRS: -4.58 (93rd of 140) ▪ SOS: 14.06 (1st of 140)


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  • 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 147 Cmp, 294 Att, 1652 Yds, 7 TD
Robert Hoffmann QB 15 Cmp, 48 Att, 124 Yds, 1 TD
Earl Cooper* RB 146 Att, 536 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Weldon Meeks* RB 8 Att, 49 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Calvin Fance RB 39 Att, 132 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Calvin Faunce RB
Cederick Johnson RB
Rod Rickett RB 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0.0 Avg
Tim Sanders RB 92 Att, 351 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Frank Wilson RB 47 Att, 200 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Mike Firestne* WR
Hosea Fortune* WR 14 Rec, 214 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Bo Broeren WR 5 Rec, 63 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Mike Firestone WR 7 Rec, 95 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Darrell Mouton WR 7 Rec, 94 Yds, 13.4 Avg
Alvin Runnels WR 7 Rec, 104 Yds, 14.9 Avg
Al Runnls WR
Bobby Williams WR 8 Rec, 131 Yds, 16.4 Avg
Robert Hubble* TE 32 Rec, 405 Yds, 12.7 Avg
Al Whitfield TE 1 Rec, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Paul Garcia* OL
Tom Hopkins* OL
John Joyce* OL
Keith Kveton* OL
Newell Wallace* OL
Tom Adams* DL
Bryan Hill* DL
William Knowles* DL
Bryan Philips* DL
Will Rub* DL
Dennis Barry DL
Ernest Crockett DL
Kyle Rice DL
Lamont Jefferson* LB
Robert Williamson* LB
Darryl Grant LB
Wayne Harpold LB
Kent Killion LB
David Darr* DB
Mike Downs* DB
Don Rutledge* DB
Rickey Thomas* DB
David England DB
Kyle Hunter DB