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1956 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place Eastern Conference 5-7-0 .417
Head Coach: Walt Kiesling
Assistant CoachChuck Cherundolo
Defensive BacksRuss Craft
BackfieldBill Dudley
Defensive LineBill McPeak
LineNick Skorich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/17/1956NDetroit Lions15-20LToledo, OHGlass Bowl11912
Sat8/25/1956NBaltimore Colts16-37LCincinnati, OHNippert Stadium12500
Sat9/8/1956HChicago Bears10-21LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22194
Sat9/15/1956NPhiladelphia Eagles14-12WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium14742
Sat9/22/1956NLos Angeles Rams20-17WPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium20559
Sun9/30/1956HWashington Redskins30-13WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27718
Sat10/6/1956HCleveland Browns10-14LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field35398
Sun10/14/1956HPhiladelphia Eagles21-35LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field31375
Sun10/21/1956ANew York Giants10-38LNew York, NYYankee Stadium48108
Sun10/28/1956ACleveland Browns24-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium50358
Sun11/4/1956HNew York Giants14-17LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field31240
Sun11/11/1956APhiladelphia Eagles7-14LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium22652
Sun11/18/1956HChicago Cardinals14-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field24086
Sun11/25/1956AChicago Cardinals27-38LChicago, ILComiskey Park17724
Sun12/2/1956HLos Angeles Rams30-13WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field20540
Sun12/9/1956ADetroit Lions7-45LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium52124
Sun12/16/1956AWashington Redskins23-0WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium21097
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
42Dick AlbanRDH-RS6'019327Northwestern1210
27Lou BaldacciROH-LOH-FB-P6'219522Michigan121
41Fred BruneyLS5'1018425Ohio State55
80Jack ButlerRS-RDH6'019529St. Bonaventure1212
55John CenciC6'022522Pittsburgh73
49Lynn ChandnoisROH6'219833Michigan State54
45Art DavisRS-ROH6'119522Mississippi State92
60Dale DodrillMG6'121130Colorado State1212
24Henry FordLS-LDH-ROH5'1117025Pittsburgh1212
72Bob GaonaLOT6'324325Wake Forest1212
83Fred GlatzP6'119523Pittsburgh30
26Gary GlickLDH-K6'219526Colorado State88
65Ralph JechaLOG-ROG6'223725Northwestern77
75Joe KrupaROG-RDT6'223223Purdue122
14Ted MarchibrodaQB5'1017825St. Bonaventure; Detroit Mercy1212
25Ray MathewsROE-LOE6'018527Clemson1212
64Marv MatuszakLB6'323225Tulsa95
87Jack McClairenROE-LOE-LOH6'421325Bethune-Cookman70
76Willie McClungLDT6'225026Florida A&M1212
61Marv McFaddenROG6'022326Michigan State1210
84Bill McPeakRDE6'120830Notre Dame; Pittsburgh1212
62Art MichalikMG-LDT-K6'222926St. Ambrose120
79Dick MurleyLOT6'024723Purdue20
81Elbie NickelLOH6'119634Cincinnati1212
89Jack O'BrienROE-LOH-LOE6'221324Florida126
85Joe O'MalleyLDE6'121723Georgia126
86Bob O'NeilLDE-LOG-RDE6'122925Duquesne; Notre Dame1211
41Lowell PerryLOE6'119025Michigan66
50John RegerLB6'022525Pittsburgh129
33Fran RogelFB5'1120329California (Pennsylvania); Penn State1212
12Jack ScarbathQB6'220426Maryland120
35Charlie ShepardFB-P6'221523North Texas120
70Ernie StautnerRDT6'123031Boston College1212
88John StockRDE6'221023Pittsburgh20
52George TarasovicLB-DE6'424526Boston College; Northeast Louisana JC; Louisiana State1210
57Jim TaylorC6'223222Baylor129
74Frank VarrichioneROT6'123424Notre Dame1212
39Sid WatsonROH-K5'1118724Northeastern126
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Gary GlickBonus1QBColorado State
Art Davis15BMississippi State
Joe Krupa217TPurdue
Jim Taylor329CBaylor
Dick Murley439GPurdue
Bill Murakowski552BPurdue
Ray Taylor663BTexas Christian
Dick Gaspari776CGeorge Washington
Vere Wellman887GWichita State
Wayne Edmonds9100GNotre Dame
Lou Baldacci10111BMichigan
Bob Nolan10118EMiami (Florida)from WAS
Phil Tarasovic12135EYale
Weldon Holley13148BBaylor
Jim Emmons14159TAlabama
Lionel Reed16183BCentral State (Ohio)
Bill Schmitt17196GPittsburgh
John Stephans18207QBHoly Cross
Jerry Jacobs19220GFlorida State
Fred Glatz20231EPittsburgh
Gene Martell21244TNotre Dame
Ray DiPasquale22255BPittsburgh
Pete Neft23268QBPittsburgh
Bryan Engram24279ETexas Christian
Billy O'Dell25292BClemson
Frank Sweeney26303GXavier (Ohio)
Buddy Benson27316BArkansas
Bill DeGraaf28327BCornell
Wes Thompson29340TAlabama
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals31623787
Opponents Totals61954945
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals18483831874614
Opponents Totals1679366869606
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Sid Watson4101283.311100.0037
Lynn Chandnois50000030
Ray Mathews50000030
Elbie Nickel50000030
Gary Glick0161794.14757.1028
Jack Butler20000012
Henry Ford20000012
Ted Marchibroda20000012
Lowell Perry20000012
Fran Rogel20000012
Bill McPeak0000012
Art Michalik000010.000
Team Totals29262989.75955.61217
Opponents Totals33313393.971643.80250
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Glick4757.12/1/2/0/0/
Art Michalik010.00/0/0/0/0/
Sid Watson11100.01/10/00/00/00/0
Team Totals5955.62/1/2/0/0/
Opponents Totals71643.82/2/1/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fran Rogel1314763.6402
Sid Watson1122982.7184
Ted Marchibroda391523.9262
Lou Baldacci311404.5290
Lynn Chandnois441182.7284
Charlie Shepard30913.0140
Lowell Perry23718.5230
Henry Ford12262.2162
Jack Scarbath4194.8210
Art Davis561.290
Frank Varrichione0-2-2L0
Ray Mathews3-11-3.720
Team Totals41313503.34014
Opponents Totals46817433.714
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ted Marchibroda27512445.113215855.812.875t124.4196.991149449.4
Jack Scarbath411229.3242085.117.347t24.9512.23617224.9
Lou Baldacci100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Lynn Chandnois100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals31813642.815817935.613.275t144.4247.5127166644.4
Opponents Totals23412854.78816467.012.9146.0187.7203144364.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Mathews3154017.464t5
Elbie Nickel2737613.947t5
Fran Rogel23883.8130
Lowell Perry1433423.975t2
Sid Watson1213811.5370
Lynn Chandnois77110.117t1
Jack O'Brien67111.8250
Lou Baldacci56212.4220
Jack McClairen55611.2180
Henry Ford372.380
Charlie Shepard13131.0150
Jack Butler11010.010t1
Art Davis199.090
Team Totals136179313.275t14
Opponents Totals128164612.914
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Butler611318.8340
George Tarasovic36020.0310
John Reger23316.5330
Marv Matuszak22814.0260
Dick Alban22110.5210
Fred Bruney13939.0390
Henry Ford11717.0170
Dale Dodrill111.010
Team Totals1831217.3390
Opponents Totals2436415.23
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Fred Glatz2598439.4600
Lou Baldacci26101038.8640
Charlie Shepard2695136.6490
Team Totals77294538.264145132.4
Opponents Totals65270341.6299
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Henry Ford251455.8590
Lowell Perry1112711.6460
Fred Bruney5204.0130
Art Davis351.750
Sid Watson122.020
Team Totals452996.6590
Opponents Totals4545110.01
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Bruney923526.1510
Lowell Perry921924.3380
Lynn Chandnois829136.4910
Henry Ford613522.5340
Sid Watson411027.5350
Ray Mathews12626.0260
John Reger11313.0130
Frank Varrichione188.080
Marv Matuszak155.050
Team Totals40104226.1910
Opponents Totals4381719.00
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dick Alban0002200
Lou Baldacci110100
Fred Bruney0001100
Jack Butler0002261
Lynn Chandnois0010100
Henry Ford101100
Gary Glick0002200
Joe Krupa0003300
Ted Marchibroda300000
Marv Matuszak101100
Jack McClairen0001140
Willie McClung0001100
Marv McFadden0001100
Joe O'Malley0002250
Bob O'Neil0001100
John Reger0001100
Fran Rogel400000
Jack Scarbath110100
Charlie Shepard100000
Ernie Stautner0002200
George Tarasovic0010100
Jim Taylor0010130
Frank Varrichione0001100
Sid Watson410100
Team Totals161062228181
Opponents Totals39221710271
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