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1979 South Carolina Gamecocks Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (31st of 140)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Carlen (8-4)

PS/G: 20.5 (66th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 17.1 (47th of 140)
SRS: 11.59 (27th of 140) ▪ SOS: 8.59 (14th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Hall of Fame Classic 24-14 versus Missouri


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Garry Harper* QB 73 Cmp, 140 Att, 929 Yds, 7 TD
Gordon Beckham QB 0 Cmp, 9 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Steve Dorsey* RB 89 Att, 345 Yds, 3.9 Avg
George Rogers* RB 311 Att, 1681 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Spencer Clark RB 115 Att, 606 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Jeff Kendziorski RB 18 Att, 58 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Percy Reeves RB 52 Att, 228 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Johnnie Wright RB
Zion McKinney* WR 23 Rec, 387 Yds, 16.8 Avg
Horace Smith* WR 5 Rec, 68 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Tim Gillespie WR 7 Rec, 82 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Ben Cornett* TE 4 Rec, 47 Yds, 11.8 Avg
Willie Scott TE 14 Rec, 168 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Fred David* OL
Quay Farr* OL
Steve Gettel* OL
George Schechterly* OL
Chuck Slaughter* OL
Chuck Allen* DL
Steve Bernish* DL
Brett Bond* DL
Arthur Broussard* DL
Fred Sinclair* DL
Tim Singleton* LB
Scott Wade* LB
Lou Biondi* DB
Mark Bridges* DB
Andy Hastings* DB
Robert Periotte* DB