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1987 Syracuse Orange Roster

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Record: 11-0-1, .958 W-L% (2nd of 104) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick MacPherson (11-0-1)

PS/G: 31.6 (10th of 104) ▪ PA/G: 14.1 (10th of 104)
SRS: 16.47 (8th of 104) ▪ SOS: 0.88 (58th of 104)

Bowl Game: Tied Sugar Bowl 16-16 versus Auburn


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Don McPherson* QB 140 Cmp, 250 Att, 2481 Yds, 23 TD
Todd Philcox QB 4 Cmp, 9 Att, 29 Yds, 0 TD
Bill Scharr QB 2 Cmp, 7 Att, 45 Yds, 0 TD
Robert Drummond* RB 141 Att, 828 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Daryl Johnston* RB 130 Att, 614 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Byron Abraham RB 39 Att, 142 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Chris Barnes RB 29 Att, 120 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Duane Kinnon RB 5 Att, 18 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Michael Owens RB 92 Att, 542 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Deval Glover* WR 26 Rec, 460 Yds, 17.7 Avg
Tommy Kane* WR 46 Rec, 998 Yds, 21.7 Avg
Rob Moore WR 9 Rec, 261 Yds, 29.0 Avg
William Pennyfeather WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Pat Kelly* TE 25 Rec, 400 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Pat Davis TE 4 Rec, 70 Yds, 17.5 Avg
Blake Bednarz* OL
John Flannery* OL
John Garrett* OL
Turnell Sims* OL
Craig Stoeppel* OL
Rob Burnett* DL
Paul Frase* DL
Ted Gregory* DL
Alain Greer DL
David Bavaro* LB
Keith Friberg* LB
Derek Ward* LB
Terry Wooden* LB
Dan Bucey LB
John Dominic LB
David Holmes* DB
Chris Ingram* DB
Jeff Mangram* DB
Markus Paul* DB