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1979 Southern Methodist Mustangs Roster

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Record: 5-6, .455 W-L% (78th of 140)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 3-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ron Meyer (5-6)

PS/G: 20.5 (65th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 21.5 (91st of 140)
SRS: 6.55 (46th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.73 (23rd of 140)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Jim Bob Taylor* QB 73 Cmp, 148 Att, 1001 Yds, 10 TD
Mike Fisher QB 4 Cmp, 11 Att, 69 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Ford QB 23 Cmp, 37 Att, 217 Yds, 0 TD
Layne Walker QB 4 Cmp, 4 Att, 56 Yds, 0 TD
Craig James* RB 168 Att, 761 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Charles Wagner* RB
Michael Charles RB 25 Att, 116 Yds, 4.6 Avg
James Collier RB 5 Att, 18 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Eric Dickerson RB 115 Att, 477 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Charles Drayton RB 6 Att, 28 Yds, 4.7 Avg
David Dykhuizen RB 4 Att, 17 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Charles Lewis RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg
Lott McIlhenny RB 27 Att, 137 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Charles Wagoner RB 133 Att, 612 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Anthony Smith* WR 6 Rec, 104 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Emanuel Tolbert* WR 28 Rec, 376 Yds, 13.4 Avg
Gary Smith WR 7 Rec, 143 Yds, 20.4 Avg
Robert Fisher* TE 11 Rec, 143 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Clement Fox TE 8 Rec, 161 Yds, 20.1 Avg
Mark Gann TE 2 Rec, 43 Yds, 21.5 Avg
Mike Jusko* OL
Randy Katz* OL
Mike Mason* OL
Lance Pederson* OL
Lee Spivey* OL
Perry Hartnett OL
Harvey Armstrong* DL
Eric Ferguson* DL
Charles Hunt* DL
Jerry Kovar* DL
John Wells* DL
Byron Hunt DL
Clarence Bennett* LB
Jared Moore* LB
Pete Collins LB
Charles Bruton* DB
Mark Gibson* DB
James Mobley* DB
John Simmons* DB
Dickie Blaylock DB