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1956 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 4th place Eastern Conference 5-7-0 .417
Head Coach: Paul Brown
EndsPaul Bixler
BackfieldHoward Brinker
Assistant CoachDick Gallagher
GuardsFritz Heisler
TacklesEddie Ulinski
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/10/1956ACollege All-Stars26-0WChicago, ILSoldier Field75000
Sun8/19/1956ASan Francisco 49ers17-28LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium38741
Fri8/24/1956ALos Angeles Rams6-17LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum40175
Sat9/1/1956HGreen Bay Packers20-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium15456
Fri9/7/1956ADetroit Lions0-17LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium48105
Sat9/15/1956HDetroit Lions14-31LAkron, OHRubber Bowl28201
Fri9/21/1956AChicago Bears24-14WChicago, ILWrigley Field56543
Sun9/30/1956AChicago Cardinals7-9LChicago, ILComiskey Park20966
Sat10/6/1956APittsburgh Steelers14-10WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field35398
Sun10/14/1956HNew York Giants9-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium60042
Sun10/21/1956AWashington Redskins9-20LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium23332
Sun10/28/1956HPittsburgh Steelers16-24LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium50358
Sun11/4/1956AGreen Bay Packers24-7WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium28590
Sun11/11/1956HBaltimore Colts7-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium42404
Sun11/18/1956APhiladelphia Eagles16-0WPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium25894
Sun11/25/1956HWashington Redskins17-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium22878
Sun12/2/1956HPhiladelphia Eagles17-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium20654
Sun12/9/1956ANew York Giants24-7WNew York, NYYankee Stadium27707
Sun12/16/1956HChicago Cardinals7-24LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium25312
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
30Mo BassettFB6'123125Langston12
60Hal BradleyROG-LOG6'223027Iowa11
88Darrel BrewsterLOE6'321026Purdue12
48Preston CarpenterROH-LOH6'219722Arkansas12
70Don ColoRDT-LDT6'325231Brown12
35Galen FissRLB6'022625Kansas12
80Len FordRDE6'424530Morgan State; Michigan12
62Herschel ForesterROG-LOG6'023025Southern Methodist12
56Jim FureyLB6'023023Kansas State1
79Bob GainLDE-MG-RDT-LDT6'325627Kentucky12
52Frank GatskiC6'223337Marshall; Auburn12
64Abe GibronLOG5'1124331Valparaiso; Purdue7
84Horace GillomP6'122135Ohio State; Nevada-Reno5
64/78Don GossLOT-LOG-ROG6'526023Southern Methodist6
76Lou GrozaLOT-K6'324032Ohio State12
78Art HunterC-ROT6'424323Notre Dame8
36Billy KinardLOH-ROH6'018923Mississippi7
72John KissellLDT-RDT6'224533Boston College12
22Kenny KonzLS5'1018428Louisiana State12
24Warren LahrLDH5'1118933Western Reserve12
86Dante LavelliROE6'119133Ohio State11
60John MacerelliOT-OG6'222026St. Vincent12
82Carlton MasseyLDE6'422126Southwestern (Texas); Texas12
74Mike McCormackROT6'424626Kansas12
34Walt MichaelsRLB-MG6'023127Washington & Lee12
36Ed ModzelewskiFB6'021727Maryland9
32Fred MorrisonROH-FB-LOH6'221530Ohio State12
65Chuck NollLLB6'121824Dayton12
17Tommy O'ConnellQB5'1118726Notre Dame; Illinois7
54Sam PalumboLLB-C-MG6'222624Notre Dame12
18Babe ParilliQB6'119027Kentucky5
20Don PaulRDH6'018730Washington State12
44Johnny PetitbonRS5'1118625Notre Dame12
43Skeet QuinlanLOH-ROH5'1117328Texas Christian; San Diego State6
16George RattermanQB6'019230Notre Dame43
26Ray RenfroLOH-ROH-ROE6'119027North Texas12
45Bob SmithLOH5'1019523Nebraska2
71Jim Ray SmithRDE-LOG-LDE6'324124Baylor60
83Chuck WeberLDE6'122926West Chester4
15Junior WrenRS6'019227Missouri12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Preston Carpenter113BArkansas
Billy Kinard225BMississippi
Larry Ross334EDenverfrom CHIB
Bill Quinlan337EMichigan State
Bobby Moss449BWest Virginia
Frank Clarke561EColoradoFuture
Sherman Plunkett671EMaryland-Eastern Shorefrom CHIB
Paul Wiggin673EStanfordFuture
Chuck Griffith785ESouthern California
Len Hellyer897BMarshall
Jack Hecker9109EBowling Green State
Eddie Rayburn10121TRice
Bill Underdonk11133TWest Virginia
Harry Javernick12145TColorado
Jim Furey13157CKansas State
Charlie Sidwell14169BWilliam & Mary
Willie Davis15181EGrambling State
Thurlow Cooper16193EMaine
Eddie West17205QBNorth Carolina State
Hal Carroll18217BCase Western Reserve
John Sebest19229EEastern Kentucky
Joe Mobra20241EOklahoma
Gene Kapish21253ENotre Dame
Sam Brown22265BUCLA
Don Althouse23277ESyracuse
Jim Hughes24289GSan Jose State
Bob Davenport25301BUCLA
Jack Kammerman26313EUtah
Ed Dwyer27325EPurdue
Ollie Sparks28337GIowa State
John Battos29349EVanderbilt
Bob Bartholomew30360TWake Forest
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals65541434
Opponents Totals24693051
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals17394631652457
Opponents Totals188108621861529
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Lou Groza01818100.0112055.0051
Ray Renfro40000024
Mo Bassett20000012
Ed Modzelewski20000012
Fred Morrison20000012
Tommy O'Connell20000012
Darrel Brewster1000006
Billy Kinard1000006
Kenny Konz1000006
Dante Lavelli1000006
Chuck Noll1000006
Don Paul1000006
George Ratterman1000006
Junior Wren0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals19181994.7112055.01167
Opponents Totals212121100.0101758.80177
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Lou Groza112055.03/2/2/4/0/
Team Totals112055.03/2/2/4/0/
Opponents Totals101758.87/0/3/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Preston Carpenter1887564.0300
Ed Modzelewski1074314.0232
Fred Morrison833404.1411
Mo Bassett411293.1121
Babe Parilli18653.6190
Tommy O'Connell24401.7112
Billy Kinard12727.027t1
Ray Renfro4246.0100
George Ratterman10191.9111
Bob Smith2105.070
Skeet Quinlan242.030
Team Totals48018453.8418
Opponents Totals46320324.470t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Tommy O'Connell964243.8465515.713.146t44.288.34151041.6
George Ratterman573968.4153987.010.246t11.835.37931972.1
Babe Parilli492449.0184098.317.068t36.1714.36334658.5
Team Totals20210552.07913586.712.968t84.0188.9183117549.5
Opponents Totals22610747.310112155.411.475t73.1188.0112110341.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Darrel Brewster2841714.9411
Dante Lavelli2034417.268t1
Ray Renfro1732519.146t4
Preston Carpenter161247.8340
Ed Modzelewski10272.760
Fred Morrison6294.8101
Skeet Quinlan46315.8310
Mo Bassett4297.331t1
Team Totals105135812.968t8
Opponents Totals107121511.475t7
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Paul719027.1421
Kenny Konz4348.5280
Warren Lahr33311.0180
Chuck Noll11313.0130
Galen Fiss144.040
Don Colo100.000
Junior Wren100.000
Team Totals1827415.2421
Opponents Totals1827915.5380
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Fred Morrison38156041.17007
Horace Gillom1253744.85300
Team Totals50209741.97007137182036.4
Opponents Totals59240040.75704317200333.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Kenny Konz1318714.465t1
Don Paul171036.1170
Skeet Quinlan1090.950
Preston Carpenter11818.0180
Team Totals413177.765t1
Opponents Totals261375.3310
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Preston Carpenter1538125.4420
Skeet Quinlan921924.3500
Billy Kinard719628.0560
Fred Morrison11717.0170
Bob Smith11414.0140
Chuck Weber133.030
Team Totals3483024.4560
Opponents Totals3381924.8570
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Preston Carpenter520200
Don Colo0001100
Len Ford0002200
Bob Gain0001100
Frank Gatski0010100
Dante Lavelli100000
Fred Morrison200000
Chuck Noll00011391
Tommy O'Connell100000
Babe Parilli420200
Don Paul202200
Skeet Quinlan210100
George Ratterman100000
Junior Wren0001100
Team Totals18126814391
Opponents Totals118312151
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