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1956 Detroit Lions (NFL)

2nd place • Western Conference • 9-3-0 .750
1956 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
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Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Red CochranOffensive Backs
Aldo ForteLine
Buster RamseyDefense
George WilsonEnds
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/17/1956NPittsburgh Steelers20-15WToledo, OHGlass Bowl11912
Sat8/25/1956NChicago Cardinals20-17WMobile, ALLadd Memorial Stadium14000
Fri8/31/1956NPhiladelphia Eagles30-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl21997
Fri9/7/1956HCleveland Browns17-0WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium48105
Sat9/15/1956ACleveland Browns31-14WAkron, OHRubber Bowl28201
Sun9/23/1956NWashington Redskins17-19LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium23812
Sun9/30/1956AGreen Bay Packers20-16WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium24668
Sat10/6/1956ABaltimore Colts31-14WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium42622
Sun10/14/1956HLos Angeles Rams24-21WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium56281
Sun10/21/1956HSan Francisco 49ers20-17WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium55662
Sun10/28/1956ALos Angeles Rams16-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum76758
Sun11/4/1956ASan Francisco 49ers17-13WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium46708
Sun11/11/1956AWashington Redskins17-18LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium28003
Sun11/18/1956HBaltimore Colts27-3WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium55788
Thu11/22/1956HGreen Bay Packers20-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium54087
Sun12/2/1956HChicago Bears42-10WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium57024
Sun12/9/1956HPittsburgh Steelers45-7WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium52124
Sun12/16/1956AChicago Bears21-38LChicago, ILWrigley Field49086

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Charlie Ane50C6-226025Compton JC; Southern California1212
Bill Bowman33FB6-221525William & Mary60
Stan Campbell67ROG6-022626Iowa State73
Howard Cassady40LOH-ROH5-1018322Ohio State123
Jack Christiansen24LS6-119028Colorado State1212
Lou Creekmur76LOT6-424629William & Mary1212
Gene Cronin68RDE6-222923Sacramento CC; Pacific126
Jimmy David25LDH5-1017829Colorado State1212
Milt Davis43DB6-118827Los Angeles CC; UCLA20
Dorne Dibble87LOE6-219527Michigan State1212
Jim Doran87LOH-ROE-LOE6-220129Iowa State118
Sonny Gandee85LLB6-021627Ohio State1212
Gene Gedman26ROH-FB5-1119524Indiana1212
Harry Gilmer12QB6-016930Alabama110
Jug Girard23LOH-P-LOE5-1117629Wisconsin92
Leon Hart82FB-LOH6-525728Notre Dame117
Carl Karilivacz21RDH6-018826Syracuse1111
Ray Krouse70LDT6-326329Maryland1212
Yale Lary28RS-P6-018726Texas A&M1212
Bobby Layne22QB-K6-120130Texas1212
Bob Long86RLB6-323222UCLA1212
Bob Lusk57C6-122224William & Mary50
Gil Mains72RDE-RDT6-224327Murray State86
Jim Martin47K-LB6-222732Notre Dame120
Darris McCord78LDE6-425023Tennessee1212
Don McIlhenny42ROH6-019722Southern Methodist95
Dave Middleton84ROE6-119423Auburn1211
Bob Miller74RDT6-324227Virginia1212
Gerry Perry79LDE-LDT6-423726Pepperdine; Compton JC; California100
Jerry Reichow15QB6-221722Iowa80
Jim Salsbury60ROG-C6-123324UCLA119
Joe Schmidt56MLB6-122024Pittsburgh1212
Harley Sewell66LOG6-123025Texas1212
Ollie Spencer75ROT6-224525Kansas1212
Bill Stits20RDH-OHB6-019425UCLA121
Tom Tracy30FB5-920522Tennessee40
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
13Howard CassadyBOhio State
327Don McIlhennyBSouthern Methodist
438Jerry ReichowQBIowa
550Tom TracyBTennessee
662Bob LuskCWilliam & Mary
774Gene CroninGPacific
886Jack PowellTTexas A&M
998Cal JonesGIowa
10110Joe SilasDESouth Carolina
11122Lou WackerBRichmond
11124Tom SelepBMaryland
12134R.B. NunneryTLouisiana State
13146O.K. FergusonBLouisiana State
14158Ronnie FallsLBDuke
15170Horace AllertDETexas State
17194Ken WindEHouston
18206Turk PetrarcaBBoston College
19218Dale VaughnBVirginia Military Institute
20230Joe StephensonEVanderbilt
21242Bob BlechenCWhittier
22254Dick MarazzaTClemson
23266Bobby GarrardBGeorgia
24278Jarv WalzECentral Michigan
25290Jerry HallBRice
26302Joe WaldenBWest Texas A&M
27314Bryan BurnthorneGTulane
28326John SmithGNorthwestern
29338Doug PetersBUCLA
30350John GibbensTTexas State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals58986975300
Opponents Totals23603768188
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals24712211114/ %/ %66668
Opponents Totals181818416/ %/ %48519
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bobby Layne53333100.0121580.0099
Gene Gedman80000048
Leon Hart60000036
Don McIlhenny50000030
Dave Middleton50000030
Jim Martin033100.041040.0015
Bill Bowman20000012
Dorne Dibble20000012
Jack Christiansen1000006
Yale Lary1000006
Jerry Reichow1000006
Team Totals363636100.0162564.00300
Opponents Totals22212295.5112055.01188
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bobby Layne121580.00308/83/41/30/00/0
Jim Martin41040.00480/00/02/42/40/2
Team Totals162564.00488/83/43/72/40/2
Opponents Totals112055.03/3/2/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Gedman1354793.5337
Howard Cassady974134.3330
Don McIlhenny873724.3303
Leon Hart763484.6405
Bobby Layne461693.7205
Bill Bowman20844.2131
Jug Girard17673.9110
Tom Tracy12322.790
Harry Gilmer8192.460
Yale Lary11010.0100
Dave Middleton393.0100
Dorne Dibble188.080
Jerry Reichow111.010
Bill Stits300.060
Team Totals50720114.04621
Opponents Totals37315034.09
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Layne2441291299819097.814.87093.7177.044186562.0
Harry Gilmer462727163036.611.241t48.736.51129280.3
Jerry Reichow6332193.26.31400.0116.7001917.4
Jug Girard11101919.019.01900.000.00019118.8
Don McIlhenny100100.000.000.000039.6
Bill Stits100000.000.01100.00000.0
Howard Cassady200100.000.0150.00000.0
Team Totals30116016011822507.514.170134.3237.655219560.1
Opponents Totals29713813813120456.914.8113.7289.4140190542.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Middleton3960615.556t5
Dorne Dibble3259718.756t2
Jim Doran2544817.9310
Gene Gedman151429.5431
Leon Hart141168.3291
Howard Cassady9839.2210
Don McIlhenny8708.8212
Bill Bowman5346.818t1
Jerry Reichow46315.841t1
Bill Stits35217.3270
Jug Girard33311.0160
Tom Tracy362.050
Team Totals160225014.170*13
Opponents Totals138204514.811
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Yale Lary818222.873t1
Jack Christiansen810913.6330
Jimmy David740.630
Bob Long24723.5400
Bill Stits11111.0110
Joe Schmidt177.070
Carl Karilivacz100.000
Team Totals2836012.973t1
Opponents Totals2324310.61
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Yale Lary42169840.4610
Jug Girard1044844.8540
Team Totals52214641.361019737.5
Opponents Totals59232639.4233
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Cassady13836.4340
Yale Lary22703.2380
Jack Christiansen67312.266t1
Jug Girard273.550
Team Totals432335.466t1
Opponents Totals321976.20
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Cassady1638223.9420
Jack Christiansen611619.3220
Yale Lary47619.0290
Bill Stits34816.0190
Bill Bowman12424.0240
Charlie Ane11919.0190
Jim Salsbury11313.0130
Jerry Reichow199.090
Team Totals3368720.8420
Opponents Totals48104121.71
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Howard Cassady210100
Jim Doran100000
Sonny Gandee0002200
Gene Gedman320200
Harry Gilmer100000
Leon Hart300000
Carl Karilivacz0002200
Ray Krouse0002200
Yale Lary0001100
Bobby Layne300000
Bob Long0002200
Gil Mains0001100
Bob Miller00011230
Bill Stits0001100
Tom Tracy100000
Team Totals141131215230
Opponents Totals1612411150
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