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1981 Washington State Cougars Roster

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Record: 8-3-1, .708 W-L% (28th of 137)
Conference: Pac-10  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Walden (8-3-1)

PS/G: 24.8 (30th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 16.4 (45th of 137)
SRS: 9.87 (30th of 137) ▪ SOS: 2.62 (66th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Holiday Bowl 38-36 versus Brigham Young

  • 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 Clete Casper* QB 78 Cmp, 140 Att, 939 Yds, 1 TD
2 Mark Rypien QB 5 Cmp, 13 Att, 88 Yds, 0 TD
3 Ricky Turner QB 49 Cmp, 98 Att, 735 Yds, 0 TD
4 Tim Harris* RB 157 Att, 915 Yds, 5.8 Avg
5 Robert Williams* RB 71 Att, 397 Yds, 5.6 Avg
6 Roger Bolden RB
7 Al Bowens RB 23 Att, 77 Yds, 3.3 Avg
8 Don Denman RB 4 Att, 5 Yds, 1.3 Avg
9 Don LaBomme RB 31 Att, 136 Yds, 4.4 Avg
10 Mike Martin RB 60 Att, 276 Yds, 4.6 Avg
11 James Matthews RB 46 Att, 217 Yds, 4.7 Avg
12 Dickie Walsh RB 5 Att, 41 Yds, 8.2 Avg
13 Paul Escalera* WR 20 Rec, 259 Yds, 13.0 Avg
14 Jeff Keller* WR 35 Rec, 495 Yds, 14.1 Avg
15 Nate Davis WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
16 T.J. Jones WR 9 Rec, 238 Yds, 26.4 Avg
17 Cameron Mitchell WR 13 Rec, 157 Yds, 12.1 Avg
18 Jeff Poppe WR 12 Rec, 221 Yds, 18.4 Avg
19 Darren Talley WR 2 Rec, 62 Yds, 31.0 Avg
20 Pat Beach* TE 15 Rec, 173 Yds, 11.5 Avg
21 Jamie White TE 2 Rec, 34 Yds, 17.0 Avg
22 Charlie Flager* OL
23 Mark McKay* OL
24 Gary Patrick* OL
25 Steve Sabahar* OL
26 Kevin Sloan* OL
27 Dan Lynch OL
28 Steve Sebahar OL
29 John Winslow OL
30 Ken Collins* DL
31 Matt Elisara* DL
32 Mike Walker* DL
33 Pat Lynch DL
34 Keith Millard DL
35 Lee Blakeney* LB
36 Sonny Elkinton* LB
37 Ken Emmil* LB
38 Brent White* LB
39 Mark Pleis LB
40 Rico Tipton LB
41 Junior Tupuola LB
42 Nate Bradley* DB
43 Jeff Files* DB
44 Paul Sorensen* DB
45 John S. West* DB
46 Rod Retherford DB
47 Peter Shaw DB
48 Joe Taylor DB