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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 (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

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

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