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1981 Vanderbilt Commodores Roster

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Record: 4-7, .364 W-L% (97th of 137)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: George MacIntyre (4-7)

PS/G: 19.2 (78th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 25.5 (110th of 137)
SRS: 1.86 (61st of 137) ▪ SOS: 7.13 (19th of 137)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Whit Taylor* QB 209 Cmp, 357 Att, 2318 Yds, 15 TD
Ardell Fuller QB 40 Cmp, 69 Att, 407 Yds, 2 TD
Kurt Page QB 20 Cmp, 48 Att, 311 Yds, 2 TD
Ernie Goolsby* RB 75 Att, 310 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Van Heflin* RB 105 Att, 374 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Jim Bronner RB 28 Att, 159 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Norman Jordan RB 49 Rec, 454 Yds, 9.3 Avg
Louie Stephenson RB 16 Att, 85 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Wamon Buggs* WR 54 Rec, 778 Yds, 14.4 Avg
Phil Roach* WR 13 Rec, 149 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Butch Bullen WR 1 Rec, 15 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Gino Wynter WR 11 Rec, 183 Yds, 16.6 Avg
Allama Matthews* TE 50 Rec, 704 Yds, 14.1 Avg
Greg Simmons TE
Ken Hammond* OL
Joey Hancock* OL
Loie Hudgins* OL
Karl Jordan* OL
Jeff Madden* OL
Pat Saindon OL
Steve Bearden* DL
John Clemens* DL
Rodney Gurley* DL
Tim Moore* DL
Willie Twyford DL
Glenn Watson DL
Tim Bryant* LB
Andrew Coleman* LB
Joe Staley* LB
Terry Dugan LB
Mike Matthews LB
Steve McCoy LB
Leonard Coleman* DB
Tom Moore* DB
Marcus Williams* DB
Manuel Young* DB
Mark Matthews DB
Jim Arnold P
Clay Parker KR
Francis Sullivan