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1997 Washington State Cougars Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (8th of 112) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Pac-10  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Mike Price (10-2)

PS/G: 40.2 (2nd of 112) ▪ PA/G: 24.7 (59th of 112)
SRS: 14.21 (13th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.71 (29th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 21-16 versus Michigan


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Ryan Leaf* QB 227 Cmp, 410 Att, 3968 Yds, 34 TD
Steve Birnbaum QB 11 Cmp, 19 Att, 142 Yds, 1 TD
Paul Mencke QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 5 Yds, 0 TD
Dave Muir QB 1 Cmp, 3 Att, 5 Yds, 0 TD
Michael Black* RB 242 Att, 1181 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Alvan Arzu RB 4 Att, 29 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Jason Clayton RB 16 Att, 121 Yds, 7.6 Avg
Vince DeMakas RB 3 Att, 11 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Chris Dixon RB 3 Att, 4 Yds, 1.3 Avg
Joe Gecas RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg
DeJuan Gilmore RB 37 Att, 295 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Adam Hawkins RB 21 Att, 96 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Jason Klein RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg
Miguel Meriwether RB 4 Att, 25 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Chris Jackson* WR 54 Rec, 1005 Yds, 18.6 Avg
Shawn McWashington* WR 33 Rec, 597 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Shawn Tims* WR 37 Rec, 506 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Jon Kincaid WR 3 Rec, 41 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Richard LeBlanc WR 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Kevin McKenzie WR 55 Rec, 911 Yds, 16.6 Avg
Matt Shaw WR 1 Rec, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Nian Taylor WR 22 Rec, 570 Yds, 25.9 Avg
Troy Woody WR 1 Rec, 24 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Love Jefferson* TE 15 Rec, 185 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Brenden Marshall TE
Lee Harrison* OL
Jason McEndoo* OL
Ryan McShane* OL
Rob Rainville* OL
Cory Withrow* OL
Ryan Tujague OL
Leon Bender* DL
Dorian Boose* DL
Shane Doyle* DL
Gary Holmes* DL
Delmar Morais DL
Taeao Salausa DL
Steve Gleason* LB
Brandon Moore* LB
Todd Nelson* LB
LeJuan Gibbons* DB
Ray Jackson* DB
Dee Moronkola* DB
Duane Stewart* DB
Lamont Thompson DB