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1956 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 5th place Western Conference 4-8-0 .333
Head Coach: Sid Gillman
BackfieldJack Faulkner
Offensive LineJoe Madro
EndsLowell Storm
Defensive LineJoe Thomas
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/11/1956AFort Ord62-7WLong Beach, CAVeterans Memorial Stadium11349
Fri8/17/1956HWashington Redskins21-39LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum82788
Fri8/24/1956HCleveland Browns17-6WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum40175
Sat9/1/1956NNew York Giants10-20LSeattle, WAHusly Stadium25500
Fri9/7/1956HChicago Cardinals69-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum35855
Fri9/14/1956HSan Francisco 49ers33-24WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57688
Sat9/22/1956NPittsburgh Steelers17-20LPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium20559
Sun9/30/1956HPhiladelphia Eagles27-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54412
Sun10/7/1956ASan Francisco 49ers30-33LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium56489
Sun10/14/1956ADetroit Lions21-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium56281
Sun10/21/1956AGreen Bay Packers17-42LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium24200
Sun10/28/1956HDetroit Lions7-16LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum76758
Sun11/4/1956HChicago Bears24-35LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum69894
Sun11/11/1956HSan Francisco 49ers30-6WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum69828
Sun11/18/1956AChicago Bears21-30LChicago, ILWrigley Field48102
Sun11/25/1956ABaltimore Colts21-56LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium40321
Sun12/2/1956APittsburgh Steelers13-30LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field20540
Sun12/9/1956HBaltimore Colts31-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum51037
Sun12/16/1956HGreen Bay Packers49-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum45209
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
82Bob BoydLOE-ROH6'220128Compton CC; Loyola Marymount125
10Rudy BukichQB6'120226Iowa; Southern California30
25Don BurroughsLS6'418525Pasadena CC; Ventura JC; Colorado State1212
88Bob CareyROE6'521926Michigan State74
41Jim CasonLDH6'017129Louisiana State1210
23Jesse CasteteDB5'1117823McNeese State30
84Leon ClarkeROH-ROE6'423223Southern California1211
50Dick DaughertyC-RLB6'121927Colgate; Oregon1212
60Jack EllenaMG6'122625Lassen JC; UCLA90
80Tom FearsROE6'221334Santa Clara; UCLA22
68Sid FournetRDE-MG6'023524Louisiana State126
75Bob FryLOT6'423526Kentucky1212
58Bob GriffinMG-LLB6'323527Arkansas65
65Art HauserRDT6'023727Xavier (Ohio)1212
40Elroy HirschLOE-ROE6'119033Wisconsin; Michigan1211
63John HockROG6'223029Santa Clara129
46Bobby HolladayDB5'1117724Tulsa40
79Glenn HoltzmanROT-LOT6'325026Kilgore JC; North Texas126
34Joe MarconiFB-LOH6'222522West Virginia123
62Bud McFadinLDT6'326028Texas1212
81Paul MillerLDE6'222626Louisiana State1212
89Ron MillerROE-ROH6'420123Southern California74
36Larry MorrisLLB-RLB6'222623Georgia Tech77
51John MorrowROG-C6'324423Michigan126
28Brad MyersLOH-ROH6'119727Bucknell51
73Ken PanfilROT-LOT6'626226Purdue60
56Hugh PittsRLB6'222322Texas Christian96
61Duane PutnamLOG6'022828Pacific1212
21Skeet QuinlanLOH5'1117328Texas Christian; San Diego State20
48Les RichterLLB-MG6'323826California1212
43Will ShermanRS6'219729St. Mary's (California)1212
22Rex ShiverLDH6'018924Miami (Florida)82
70Charley ToogoodROT6'023229Nebraska76
11Norm Van BrocklinQB-P6'119930Oregon125
9Billy WadeQB6'220426Vanderbilt127
27Ron WallerLOH5'1118023Maryland96
83Duane WardlowRDE6'421524Washington99
44Jesse WhittentonRDH6'019322Texas-El Paso1212
37Tommy WilsonLOH-ROH6'020324none124
35Tank YoungerFB-LOH6'322528Grambling State1210
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Joe Marconi16BWest Virginiafrom NYG
Charley Horton111BVanderbilt
Leon Clarke214ESouthern Californiafrom DET
Hugh Pitts223CTexas Christian
A.D. Williams332EPacificfrom GB
John Marshall335BSouthern Methodist
Willie Berzinski446BWisconsin-LaCrossefrom WAS
Jim Carmichael448ECalifornia
Jim Freeman551EIowafrom SF
Herb Nakken553BUtahfrom CHIC
Jesse Whittenton560BTexas-El Paso
Eddie Vincent672BIowa
Jack Morris784BOregonFuture
George Boyer896LBFlorida State
Maury Wolford9108TLouisville
Charlie Sticka10120BTrinity (Connecticut)
Jim Decker11132BUCLA
Em Lindbeck12144QBIllinois
Mike Norcia13156BKent State
Tommy Runnels14168BNorth Texas
Dick Shatto15180BKentucky
Arnie Pelluer16192EWashington State
Jack Butler17204TKentucky
Jack Klotz18216TWidener
Charley Dees19228TMcNeese State
John Coyne20240TEastern Kentucky
Milt Robichaux21252ETrinity (Texas)
Dick Fouts22264EMissouri
Al Paulson23276BWashington State
Sam Williams24288DEMichigan StateFuture
Glen Tunning25300GPittsburgh
Hardiman Cureton26312TUCLA
Roger Siesel27324TMiami (Ohio)
John Morrow28336TMichigan
Mickey Bates29348BIllinois
Dick Kackmeister30359CCentral Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals79478679
Opponents Totals611055685
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2271031111357583
Opponents Totals2241091001562512
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Les Richter0363894.781553.3060
Bob Boyd70000042
Joe Marconi70000042
Elroy Hirsch60000036
Leon Clarke40000024
Billy Wade30000018
Tank Younger30000018
Will Sherman20000012
Bud McFadin1001425.009
Bob Carey1000006
Norm Van Brocklin1000006
Ron Waller1000006
Jesse Whittenton1000006
Tommy Wilson1000006
Team Totals38363894.791947.40291
Opponents Totals39373994.9122060.00307
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bud McFadin1425.00/0/0/1/0/
Les Richter81553.34/3/1/0/0/
Team Totals91947.44/3/1/1/0/
Opponents Totals122060.06/2/3/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Waller835436.5461
Tank Younger1145184.5333
Tommy Wilson644707.3460
Joe Marconi752984.0237
Billy Wade26933.6333
Brad Myers6335.5120
Skeet Quinlan10212.10
Rudy Bukich188.080
Norm Van Brocklin410.31t1
Bob Boyd1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals38419785.24615
Opponents Totals47319444.121
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Billy Wade1789151.17414618.216.176t105.6137.3127133467.2
Norm Van Brocklin1246854.8449667.814.258t75.6129.71595159.5
Rudy Bukich231043.5101305.713.03414.3313.0409036.8
Ron Waller3133.324414.744.04400.000.0004481.9
Tommy Wilson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals32917051.713126017.915.376t185.5288.5182241960.9
Opponents Totals29015653.811623748.215.2175.9186.2212216274.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Leon Clarke3665018.160t4
Elroy Hirsch3560317.276t6
Bob Boyd3058619.561t7
Tank Younger1826814.9540
Joe Marconi12705.8310
Ron Miller1112911.7210
Ron Waller9768.4160
Tommy Wilson68614.3340
Bob Carey56012.0181
Tom Fears5499.8180
Skeet Quinlan3248.00
Team Totals170260115.376t18
Opponents Totals156237415.217
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Will Sherman412230.595t1
Jim Cason46315.8290
Jesse Whittenton38327.7321
Hugh Pitts3227.3160
Don Burroughs294.590
Sid Fournet12929.0290
Rex Shiver100.000
Team Totals1832818.295t2
Opponents Totals2833111.80
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Norm Van Brocklin48207043.1720342
Team Totals48207043.172034236.0
Opponents Totals58243542.0253
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Will Sherman121008.376t1
Ron Waller14654.6150
Jesse Whittenton10212.1100
Skeet Quinlan44110.3190
Tommy Wilson200.000
Brad Myers12626.0260
Team Totals432535.976t1
Opponents Totals3134211.00
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Wilson1547731.8103t1
Ron Waller1127625.1400
Jesse Whittenton48521.3270
Bob Boyd46215.5230
Brad Myers35719.0210
Skeet Quinlan33712.30
Charley Toogood11313.0130
Les Richter144.040
Ken Panfil100.000
Duane Putnam100.000
Team Totals44101123.0103t1
Opponents Totals52106820.51
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Boyd320200
Jim Cason0001100
Leon Clarke120200
Dick Daugherty0001100
Jack Ellena0001100
Bob Fry0010100
Art Hauser0001100
Joe Marconi400000
Bud McFadin1112211
Paul Miller0001100
Brad Myers100000
Ken Panfil0001100
Hugh Pitts0010100
Duane Putnam0010100
Skeet Quinlan300000
Rex Shiver0001100
Norm Van Brocklin210100
Billy Wade430300
Ron Waller310100
Tommy Wilson210100
Tank Younger800000
Team Totals321814822211
Opponents Totals138518230
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