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1979 Tennessee Volunteers Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (50th of 140)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Johnny Majors (7-5)

PS/G: 25.9 (24th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 19.6 (73rd of 140)
SRS: 10.62 (30th of 140) ▪ SOS: 5.54 (45th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Bluebonnet Bowl 27-22 versus Purdue


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Jimmy Streater* QB 80 Cmp, 161 Att, 1256 Yds, 9 TD
Jeff Olszewski QB 18 Cmp, 38 Att, 240 Yds, 1 TD
David Rudder QB 5 Cmp, 10 Att, 99 Yds, 0 TD
James Berry* RB 118 Att, 516 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Hubert Simpson* RB 157 Att, 792 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Terry Daniels RB 44 Att, 167 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Glenn Ford RB 30 Att, 98 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Gary Moore RB 76 Att, 352 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Nate Sumpter RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Anthony Hancock* WR 34 Rec, 687 Yds, 20.2 Avg
Phil Ingram* WR 15 Rec, 225 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Clyde Duncan WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Willie Gault WR 3 Rec, 95 Yds, 31.7 Avg
Mike Miller WR 1 Rec, 22 Yds, 22.0 Avg
Reggie Harper* TE 24 Rec, 323 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Kyle Aguillard TE 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Mike E. Cofer TE 1 Rec, 27 Yds, 27.0 Avg
Tim Irwin* OL
Mike Jester* OL
Bill Marren* OL
Lee North* OL
Phil Sutton* OL
Jay Williams OL
Steve Davis* DL
Brian Ingram* DL
Kenny Jones* DL
Jim Noonan* DL
Brad White* DL
Lee Otis Burton DL
Mike L. Cofer DL
Craig Puki* LB
Danny Spradlin* LB
Chris Bolton LB
Bill Bates* DB
Greg Gaines* DB
Roland James* DB
Danny Martin* DB
Val Barksdale DB
Wilbert Jones DB