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 Team Info   Top
Record: 9 - 3
(pythagorean: 9 - 3, .791)

Coaching: Buddy Parker 9 - 3

1956 Pro Bowl Players:
QB - Bobby Layne
G - Lou Creekmur
C - Charlie Ane
DHB - Jimmy David
LB - Joe Schmidt
DB - Jack Christiansen
S - Yale Lary

1956 Draft

Round - Pick (Overall Pick)
1-3 (3) - Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, Ohio State, RB  
3-2 (27) - Don McIlhenny, Southern Methodist, B  
4-1 (38) - Jerry Reichow, Iowa, QB  
5-1 (50) - Tom (The Bomb) Tracy, Tennessee, B  
6-1 (62) - Bob Lusk, William & Mary, C  
7-1 (74) - Gene Cronin, Pacific, DE  
8-1 (86) - Jack Powell, Texas A&M, T  
9-1 (98) - Calvin Jones, Iowa, G  
10-1 (110) - Joe Silas, South Carolina, DE  
11-1 (122) - Lew Wacker, Richmond, B  
11-3 (124) - Tom Selep, Maryland, B  
12-1 (134) - Bob Nunnery, Louisiana State, T  
13-1 (146) - O.K. Ferguson, Louisiana State, B  
14-1 (158) - Ronnie Falls, Duke, LB  
15-1 (170) - Horace (Buzzy) Allert, Southwest Texas State, DE  
16-1 (182) - Len Zyzda, Purdue, DE  
17-1 (194) - Ken Wind, Houston, E  
18-1 (206) - Emidio Petranca, Boston College, B  
19-1 (218) - Dale Vaughn, Virginia Military Inst, B  
20-1 (230) - Joe Stephenson, Vanderbilt, E  
21-1 (242) - Bob Blechen, Whittier, C  
22-1 (254) - Dick Marazza, Clemson, T  
23-1 (266) - Bob Garrard, Georgia, B  
24-1 (278) - Jarv Walz, Central Michigan, E  
25-1 (290) - Jerry Hall, Rice, B  
26-1 (302) - Joe Walden, West Texas State, B  
27-1 (314) - Bryan Bunthorne, Tulane, G  
28-1 (326) - John Smith, Northwestern, G  
29-1 (338) - Doug Peters, UCLA, B  
30-1 (350) - John Gibbens, Southwest Texas State, T  


 Schedule & Results   Top
WeekOpponentScore
Week 1DET20
at GNB16
Week 2DET31
at BLC14
Week 3LAM21
at DET24
Week 4SFO17
at DET20
Week 5DET16
at LAM7
Week 6DET17
at SFO13
Week 7DET17
at WAS18
Week 8BLC3
at DET27
Week 9GNB24
at DET20
Week 10CHI10
at DET42
Week 11PIT7
at DET45
Week 12DET21
at CHI38


 Team Statistics   Top
 1st DOWNS PASSING RUSHING MISC
 PTSYDSTDRUSHPASSPENTOT ATTCMPYDsTDINTSKDSKY ATTYDsTD PENPenYDsFUMLOSTREC
OFFENSE30042063612211114247 30116022501323055 507201121 666681411--
DEFENSE188340822818416181 297138204511280140 37315039 4851916--12
 
 PUNT RETURN KICK RETURN
  RETYDSTD  RETYDSTD  RETYDSTD  RETYDSTD
SPECIAL TEAMSOWN:432331 OPP:321970 OWN:336870 OPP:4810411
 
 PUNTING KICKING
  PTYDSTBBLKIN20  PTYDS  XPMXPAFGMFGA  XPMXPAFGMFGA
SPECIAL TEAMSOWN:522146000 OPP:592326 OWN:36361625 OPP:21221120


 Individual Statistics   Top
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 PASSING   RUSHING   RECEIVING
NameGPATTCMPPCTYDSYPATDINTSKDSKYRAT ATTYDSAVGTDLNG RECYDSAVGTDLNG
Bobby Layne1224412952.919097.829170062.0 461693.7520  000.000
Harry Gilmer6462758.73036.59430080.3 8192.406  000.000
Jerry Reichow86350.0193.17010017.4 111.001  46315.8141t
Howard Cassady12200.000.0001000.0 974134.3033  9839.2021
Don Mcilhenny9100.000.00000039.6 873724.3330  8708.8221
Earl Girard1011100.01919.000000118.8 17673.9011  33311.0016
Bill Stits12100.000.0001000.0 300.006  35217.3027
Gene Gedman12000.000.0000000.0 1354793.5733  151429.5143
Leon Hart11000.000.0000000.0 763484.6540  141168.3129
Bill Bowman6000.000.0000000.0 20844.2113  5346.8118t
Tom Tracy4000.000.0000000.0 12322.709  362.005
Dave Middleton12000.000.0000000.0 393.0010  3960615.5556t
Dorne Dibble12000.000.0000000.0 188.008  3259718.7256t
Yale Lary12000.000.0000000.0 11010.0010  000.000
Jim Doran11000.000.0000000.0 000.000 2544817.9031

 PUNTS KICKOFFS
NameGPRETYDSAVGFCLNGTD RETYDSAVGLNGTD
Yale Lary1222703.2038 0 47619.029 0
Howard Cassady1213836.4034 0 1638223.942 0
Jack Christiansen1267312.2066t 1 611619.322 0
Earl Girard10273.505 0 000.00 0
Bill Stits12000.000 0 34816.019 0
Charlie Ane12000.000 0 11919.019 0
Bill Bowman6000.000 0 12424.024 0
Jerry Reichow8000.000 0 199.09 0
Jim Salsbury11000.000 0 11313.013 0

 PUNTING KICKING
NameGPPTYDSLNGBLKTBI20NETAVG 1-1920-2930-3940-4950+LNGFGMFGAXPMXPA
Bobby Layne120000000.00.0 0/00/00/00/00/0012153333
Jim Martin120000000.00.0 0/00/00/00/00/0041033
Yale Lary12421698610000.040.4 0/00/00/00/00/000000
Earl Girard1010448540000.044.8 0/00/00/00/00/000000

 DEF INTS
NameGPSKSFY INTYDSLNGTD
Jack Christiansen120.00 810933 0
Jimmy David120.00 743 0
Yale Lary120.00 818273t 1
Bob Long120.00 24740 0
Joe Schmidt120.00 177 0
Bill Stits120.00 11111 0
Carl Karilivacz110.00 100 0

All Players
 FUMBLES
NameGPTOTOWROPRYDSTD
Charlie Ane1200000
Bill Bowman600000
Stan Campbell700000
Howard Cassady1221000
Jack Christiansen1200000
Lou Creekmur1200000
Gene Cronin1200000
Jimmy David1200000
Dorne Dibble1200000
Jim Doran1110000
Sonny Gandee1200200
Gene Gedman1232000
Harry Gilmer610000
Earl Girard1000000
Leon Hart1130000
Carl Karilivacz1100200
Ray Krouse1200200
Yale Lary1200100
Bobby Layne1230000
Bob Long1200200
Bob Lusk500000
Gil Mains800100
Jim Martin1200000
Darris McCord1200000
Don Mcilhenny900000
Dave Middleton1200000
Bob Miller12001230
Gerry Perry1200000
Jerry Reichow800000
Jim Salsbury1100000
Joe Schmidt1200000
Harley Sewell1200000
Ollie Spencer1200000
Bill Stits1200100
Tom Tracy410000


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