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1979 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (31st of 140)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 3-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Mackovic (8-4)

PS/G: 20.0 (71st of 140) ▪ PA/G: 23.6 (104th of 140)
SRS: 7.13 (41st of 140) ▪ SOS: 8.71 (12th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Tangerine Bowl 34-10 versus Louisiana State


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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
Jay Venuto* QB 198 Cmp, 367 Att, 2432 Yds, 16 TD
David Webber QB 1 Cmp, 5 Att, 5 Yds, 0 TD
James McDougald* RB 260 Att, 1177 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Henderson Threatt* RB 22 Att, 83 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Carlos Cunningham RB 3 Rec, -2 Yds, -0.7 Avg
Ronchie Johnson RB 15 Att, 35 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Albert Kirby RB 72 Att, 411 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Bob Ventresca RB 4 Att, 11 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Wayne Baumgardner* WR 55 Rec, 1000 Yds, 18.2 Avg
Kenny Duckett* WR 19 Rec, 370 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Bill Mullinax WR 2 Rec, 23 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Bill Ruffner WR 10 Rec, 125 Yds, 12.5 Avg
Mike Mullen* TE 32 Rec, 365 Yds, 11.4 Avg
Bill Ard* OL
Richard Baldinger* OL
Greg Brown* OL
Ward Cridland* OL
Steve Truitt* OL
Frank Harnisch K
Alex Brown* DL
Dwayne Crayton* DL
James Parker* DL
Mike Wisher* DL
Eddie Yarnell* DL
Mike Maxwell DL
Carlos Bradley* LB
Joel Triplett* LB
Derek Crocker* DB
George Ervin* DB
Eddie Green* DB
Larry Ingram* DB
Landon King DB
Lewis Owens DB
Andy Seay DB