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1981 San Jose State Spartans Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137)
Conference: PCAA  ▪ Conference Record: 5-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack Elway (9-3)

PS/G: 31.7 (6th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 21.2 (85th of 137)
SRS: 5.72 (42nd of 137) ▪ SOS: -3.95 (99th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost California Bowl 27-25 versus Toledo


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Steve Clarkson QB 249 Cmp, 464 Att, 3373 Yds, 28 TD
Jack Overstreet QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 13 Yds, 1 TD
Mike Delgado RB 8 Att, 20 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Roy Smally RB 39 Att, 178 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Ron Thornburg RB 26 Att, 99 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Gerald Willhite RB 297 Att, 1193 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Stacey Bailey WR 27 Rec, 517 Yds, 19.1 Avg
Mervyn Fernandez WR 35 Rec, 697 Yds, 19.9 Avg
Tim Kearse WR 71 Rec, 946 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Chris Sutton WR 4 Rec, 43 Yds, 10.8 Avg
Ken Taylor WR 7 Rec, 218 Yds, 31.1 Avg
Tracy Franz TE 13 Rec, 184 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Bill Nicholas TE 5 Rec, 70 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Mike Berg K