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1978 Texas Longhorns Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (15th of 138) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Fred Akers (9-3)

PS/G: 23.9 (38th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 11.3 (8th of 138)
SRS: 19.40 (9th of 138) ▪ SOS: 10.90 (11th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Sun Bowl 42-0 versus Maryland


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Randy McEachern* QB 40 Cmp, 96 Att, 658 Yds, 7 TD
Donnie Little QB 16 Cmp, 52 Att, 219 Yds, 1 TD
Mark McBath QB 12 Cmp, 31 Att, 211 Yds, 1 TD
A.J. Jones* RB 121 Att, 465 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Ham Jones* RB 111 Att, 403 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Brad Beck RB 36 Att, 138 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Kermit Goode RB 40 Att, 181 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Rickey Hicks RB 17 Att, 39 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Jimmy Johnson RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
LeRoy King RB 56 Att, 349 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Rodney Tate RB 5 Att, 26 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Lam Jones* WR 25 Rec, 446 Yds, 17.8 Avg
Ronnie Miksch* WR 14 Rec, 142 Yds, 10.1 Avg
Les Koenning WR 4 Rec, 66 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Les Studdard* TE 7 Rec, 128 Yds, 18.3 Avg
Lawrence Sampleton TE 8 Rec, 196 Yds, 24.5 Avg
Wes Hubert* OL
Craig Rider* OL
Joe Shearin* OL
Terry Tausch* OL
Jim Yarbrough* OL
Mike Baab OL
Russell Erxleben K
Bill Acker* DL
Dwight Jefferson* DL
Steve McMichael* DL
Henry Williams* DL
Ron Bones DL
Bruce Scholtz* LB
Robin Sendlein* LB
Lance Taylor* LB
Doug Shankle LB
Glenn Blackwood* DB
Ricky Churchman* DB
Derrick Hatchett* DB
Johnnie Johnson* DB
Adrian Price DB
Sanford Coggins
Mike Lockett