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1979 Texas Longhorns Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 140) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Fred Akers (9-3)

PS/G: 18.4 (80th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 8.7 (2nd of 140)
SRS: 19.86 (6th of 140) ▪ SOS: 10.61 (4th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Sun Bowl 14-7 versus Washington


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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
Donnie Little* QB 56 Cmp, 113 Att, 750 Yds, 2 TD
Jon Aune QB 9 Cmp, 22 Att, 112 Yds, 1 TD
Rick McIvor QB 24 Cmp, 67 Att, 489 Yds, 2 TD
A.J. Jones* RB 188 Att, 918 Yds, 4.9 Avg
LeRoy King* RB 78 Att, 353 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Brad Beck RB 76 Att, 294 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Kermit Goode RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Rickey Hicks RB 5 Att, 5 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Carl Robinson RB 22 Att, 47 Yds, 2.1 Avg
Rodney Tate RB 54 Att, 230 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Herkie Walls RB 12 Att, 119 Yds, 9.9 Avg
Lam Jones* WR 36 Rec, 535 Yds, 14.9 Avg
Les Koenning* WR 18 Rec, 326 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Lawrence Sampleton* TE 16 Rec, 315 Yds, 19.7 Avg
Steve Hall TE 1 Rec, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Wes Hubert* OL
Craig Rider* OL
Joe Shearin* OL
Les Studdard* OL
Terry Tausch* OL
Bill Acker* DL
Ron Bones* DL
Steve Mcmichael* DL
Henry Williams* DL
Tim Campbell DL
Kenneth Sims DL
Chuck Holloway* LB
Robin Sendlein* LB
Doug Shankle* LB
Vance Bedford* DB
Ricky Churchman* DB
Derrick Hatchett* DB
Johnnie Johnson* DB