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1971 Vanderbilt Commodores Roster

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Record: 4-6-1, .409 W-L% (82nd of 128)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Pace (4-6-1)

PS/G: 12.4 (116th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 18.9 (59th of 128)
SRS: 1.07 (59th of 128) ▪ SOS: 5.62 (37th of 128)


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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
Steve Burger* QB 57 Cmp, 134 Att, 671 Yds, 1 TD
Stephen Lainhart QB 4 Cmp, 17 Att, 39 Yds, 0 TD
Denny Painter QB 9 Cmp, 27 Att, 115 Yds, 0 TD
Dwight Blair* RB 59 Att, 226 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Dennis Mazar* RB 41 Att, 177 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Jamie O'Rourke* RB 165 Att, 677 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Rick Elder RB 12 Att, 64 Yds, 5.3 Avg
John Hoover RB 16 Att, 82 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Bob Latham RB 12 Att, 14 Yds, 1.2 Avg
Jeff Peeples RB 16 Att, 38 Yds, 2.4 Avg
John Remmers RB 14 Att, 64 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Bill Young RB 31 Att, 123 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Gary Chesley* WR 19 Rec, 253 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Walter Overton WR 12 Rec, 196 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Jim Mahan* TE 5 Rec, 82 Yds, 16.4 Avg
Dave Leffers TE 5 Rec, 56 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Robert O'Neal TE 5 Rec, 71 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Jim Avery* OL
Linc Fuge* OL
Larry Hayes* OL
Wayne Jacobs* OL
L.T. Southall* OL
John Drake OL
Sandy Haury OL
Gino Marchetti OL
George Abernathy* DL
John Carney* DL
David Haun* DL
Mark Ilgenfritz* DL
Mike Kirk* DL
Joe Cook* LB
Joe Wood* LB
Barrett Sutton LB
Willie Diehl* DB
Doug Nettles* DB
Ken Stone* DB
Tommy Tompkins* DB
Sam Kiser DB
Greg O'Neal DB
George Tomlinson DB