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1979 Virginia Cavaliers Roster

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Record: 6-5, .545 W-L% (57th of 140)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Bestwick (6-5)

PS/G: 23.5 (41st of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.2 (15th of 140)
SRS: 9.10 (33rd of 140) ▪ SOS: 2.28 (66th of 140)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Todd Kirtley* QB 88 Cmp, 178 Att, 1159 Yds, 6 TD
Rich Riccardi QB 1 Cmp, 6 Att, 12 Yds, 0 TD
Gordie Whitehead QB 4 Cmp, 19 Att, 50 Yds, 1 TD
Greg Taylor* RB 166 Att, 933 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Tom Vigorito* RB 184 Att, 1044 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Eric Fears RB 5 Att, 26 Yds, 5.2 Avg
David Hall RB 26 Att, 98 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Will Hummel RB 5 Att, 28 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Vince Mattox RB 21 Att, 91 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Mark Sanford RB 22 Att, 99 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Quentin Walker RB 16 Att, 61 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Ted Marchibroda* WR 17 Rec, 242 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Tim Moon* WR 13 Rec, 158 Yds, 12.2 Avg
Louis Collins WR 10 Rec, 152 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Andre Grier WR 6 Rec, 102 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Mike Newhall* TE 20 Rec, 196 Yds, 9.8 Avg
Gary Gomolak TE 5 Rec, 81 Yds, 16.2 Avg
Ron Kort* OL
Dan McKillican* OL
Brian Musselman* OL
Kurt Pierce* OL
Mike Sewak* OL
Jeff Morrow OL
Stuart Anderson* DL
Grant Hudson* DL
Quentin Murray* DL
Steve Potter* DL
Dave Sullivan* DL
Kelvin Anderson DL
Bryan Holoman* LB
Ken Newsome* LB
Bryan Coleman LB
Jim Hyson LB
Tony Blount* DB
Mike Brancati* DB
Bobby Call* DB
Bryan Shumock* DB
Pat Chester DB
Sean McCall DB