1997 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 19th in Final AP Poll
Conference: CUSA  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jeff Bower (9-3)

PS/G: 28.1 (39th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (17th of 112)
SRS: 8.62 (24th of 112) ▪ SOS: -0.38 (59th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 41-7 versus Pittsburgh

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

Player Class Pos Summary
Lee Roberts QB 194 Cmp, 350 Att, 2248 Yds, 16 TD
Tyrone Bolware RB 6 Att, 10 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Eric Booth RB 72 Att, 404 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Gifford Jones RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Kelby Nance RB 37 Att, 162 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Harold Shaw RB 245 Att, 1045 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Brandon Francis WR 10 Rec, 101 Yds, 10.1 Avg
Sherrod Gideon WR 54 Rec, 1008 Yds, 18.7 Avg
Kevin Heard WR 10 Rec, 163 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Todd Pinkston WR 38 Rec, 360 Yds, 9.5 Avg
Eddie Shaw WR 34 Rec, 302 Yds, 8.9 Avg
Raymond Walls WR 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Terry Hardy TE 12 Rec, 108 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Jim Kitchen TE 2 Rec, 6 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Patrick Surtain