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1979 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Roster

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (22nd of 140)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Frank Burns (8-3)

PS/G: 22.1 (49th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 15.8 (38th of 140)
SRS: 3.77 (54th of 140) ▪ SOS: -3.68 (94th 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
Ed McMichael* QB 124 Cmp, 211 Att, 1529 Yds, 7 TD
Ralph Leek QB 3 Cmp, 10 Att, 19 Yds, 0 TD
Ted Blackwell* RB 100 Att, 527 Yds, 5.3 Avg
David Dorn* RB 90 Att, 356 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Bryant Moore* RB 83 Att, 301 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Lester Johnson RB 69 Att, 237 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Bill Martin RB 10 Att, 23 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Albert Ray RB 107 Att, 567 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Duane Cherry WR 8 Rec, 111 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Tim Odell WR 34 Rec, 466 Yds, 13.7 Avg
George Carter* TE 15 Rec, 176 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Steve Pfirman TE 7 Rec, 55 Yds, 7.9 Avg
Pete Honeyford* OL
Mike Kubas* OL
Kevin Kurdyla* OL
Frank Naylor* OL
Rich Spitzer* OL
Tony Cella OL
Frank Cerone OL
Nasario Dunn* DL
Dino Mangiero* DL
Bill Pickel* DL
Mike Rustemeyer* DL
Kevin Conlon DL
Ralph Ivy DL
Jim Dumont* LB
Mike Knight* LB
Jeff Blanchard LB
Brian Crockett LB
Nick Marotta LB
Deron Cherry* DB
Mark Freeman* DB
Jerry Smith* DB
Ken Smith* DB
Mark Piniero DB