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1956 Washington Redskins (NFL) 3rd place Eastern Conference 6-6-0 .500
Head Coach: Joe Kuharich
LineDick Evans
BackfieldMike Nixon
EndsJoe Tereshinski
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/17/1956ALos Angeles Rams39-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum82788
Sun8/26/1956ASan Francisco 49ers0-20LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium27812
Sat9/1/1956NChicago Bears3-17LLittle Rock, ARWar Memorial Stadium16000
Sat9/8/1956NGreen Bay Packers17-10WWinston-Salem, NCBowman Gray Stadium13500
Sun9/16/1956ABaltimore Colts13-27LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium28471
Sun9/23/1956NDetroit Lions19-17WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium23812
Sun9/30/1956APittsburgh Steelers13-30LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27718
Sat10/6/1956APhiladelphia Eagles9-13LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium26607
Sun10/14/1956HChicago Cardinals3-31LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium25794
Sun10/21/1956HCleveland Browns20-9WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium23332
Sun10/28/1956AChicago Cardinals17-14WChicago, ILComiskey Park30553
Sun11/11/1956HDetroit Lions18-17WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium28003
Sun11/18/1956HNew York Giants33-7WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium26261
Sun11/25/1956ACleveland Browns20-17WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium22878
Sun12/2/1956ANew York Giants14-28LNew York, NYYankee Stadium46351
Sun12/9/1956HPhiladelphia Eagles19-17WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium22333
Sun12/16/1956HPittsburgh Steelers0-23LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium21097
Sun12/23/1956ABaltimore Colts17-19LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium32994
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Johnny AllenC6'222423Purdue12
46Dale AtkesonFB6'221126none55
49Sam BakerK-P-FB6'221727Oregon State12
21Roy BarniLDH5'1118529San Francisco12
62Don BollLOT6'227029Nebraska12
80Gene BritoLDE6'122631Loyola Marymount12
82Johnny CarsonLOE6'220226Georgia12
72Erik ChristensenROT6'323525Richmond2
27Art DeCarloRDH6'219625Georgia12
16Al DorowQB6'019327Michigan State129
36Chuck DrazenovichMLB6'122529Penn State12
32Leo ElterFB-LOH5'1020127Duquesne; Villanova12
45Ralph FeltonLLB5'1021024Maryland7
64Bill FulcherLLB6'019122Georgia Tech9
48Norb HeckerLS6'219329Baldwin-Wallace12
75Harry JagielskiROT6'025725Indiana55
47Dick JamesROH5'917922Oregon7
76J.D. KimmelRDT6'424627Army; Houston12
14Eddie LeBaronQB-P5'816626Pacific103
40Gary LoweRS5'1119622Michigan State11
86Steve MeilingerROE6'222726Kentucky12
73Johnny MillerROT-LOT-ROG6'525322Boston College12
20Hal NorrisLOG5'1119425California1
88Chet OstrowskiRDE6'123226Notre Dame12
72John PaluckRDT-RDE-LDT-LDE6'224121Pittsburgh11
79Volney PetersLDT6'423728Compton CC; Southern California12
42Jerry PlanutisROH5'917526Michigan State3
25Tommy RunnelsLOH5'1018722North Texas11
70Tony SardiscoROG-LOG6'222624Tulane7
51Jim SchraderC-LOT6'224424Notre Dame4
28Joe ScuderoRS-ROH5'1017326San Francisco10
60Dick StanfelROG6'323629San Francisco CC; San Francisco11
67Red StephensLOG6'023026San Francisco1111
87Ralph ThomasROE-LOE5'1119027San Francisco12
53LaVern TorgesonRLB6'021527Washington State12
50Harry UlinskiC6'422931Kentucky12
41Billy WellsROH5'917625Michigan State7
63Cas WituckiLOG-ROT5'1124528Indiana5
11Freddy WyantQB6'020022West Virginia10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ed Vereb112BMaryland
John Paluck224EPittsburgh
Freddy Wyant336BWest Virginia
Fran Machinsky441TOhio Statefrom PHI
Gary Lowe559BMichigan State
Donnie Caraway783BHouston
Dick James894BOregon
Whitey Rouviere9107BMiami (Florida)
Tom Powell11131GColgate
Jerry Planutis12141BMichigan Statefrom NYG
Gil Moreno12142TUCLA
Jerry Ward13155GDayton
Pat Uebel14166BArmy
Wells Gray16190GWisconsin
Eagle Day17203QBMississippi
Jim Pyburn18214EAuburn
Ray Lemek19227GNotre Dame
Vince Gonzales20238BLouisiana State
Howard Schnellenberger21251EKentucky
George Nicula22262TNotre Dame
Don St. John23275BXavier (Ohio)
Johnny Tatum24286CTexas
Frank Brooks25299GGeorgia Tech
Dave Burnham26310BWheaton
Royce Flippin27323BPrinceton
Billy Hicks28334BJacksonville State
Pat Bisceglia29347GNotre Dame
Buck Nystrom30357GMichigan State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals27595047
Opponents Totals62504469
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals17691711444383
Opponents Totals1889783858548
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Sam Baker0161984.2172568.0067
Steve Meilinger50000030
Johnny Carson30000018
Dick James30000018
Leo Elter20000012
Billy Wells20000012
Dale Atkeson1000006
Norb Hecker1000006
John Paluck1000006
Tommy Runnels1000006
Johnny Miller0000012
Team Totals19161984.2172568.01183
Opponents Totals29252986.281553.31225
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Sam Baker172568.06/5/3/3/0/
Team Totals172568.06/5/3/3/0/
Opponents Totals81553.32/3/1/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Elter1455443.8482
Tommy Runnels963343.5170
Dick James582804.841t1
Billy Wells691852.7171
Dale Atkeson631632.6121
Sam Baker251174.7320
Al Dorow301053.5300
Jerry Planutis263.030
Eddie LeBaron1160.590
Joe Scudero231.520
Team Totals50117433.5485
Opponents Totals44615703.515
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Al Dorow1125549.1497306.513.351t87.187.18065064.2
Eddie LeBaron984748.0415545.711.83333.11010.23751736.2
Tommy Runnels3133.323411.334.03400.000.0003477.1
Freddy Wyant2150.01178.517.01700.000.0001779.2
Team Totals21510448.49313356.212.851t115.1188.4117121850.4
Opponents Totals24012050.010217397.214.5114.6187.5110162958.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Carson3950412.926t3
Steve Meilinger2439516.551t5
Leo Elter11999.0170
Dick James712718.134t2
Billy Wells68614.3340
Tommy Runnels6569.3221
Dale Atkeson6284.7260
Sam Baker4358.8170
Jerry Planutis155.050
Team Totals104133512.851t11
Opponents Totals120173914.511
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Norb Hecker8263.3140
Roy Barni24723.5330
Joe Scudero22613.0240
Gary Lowe13030.0300
Art DeCarlo11111.0110
Gene Brito166.060
Chet Ostrowski122.020
Bill Fulcher100.000
LaVern Torgeson100.000
Team Totals181488.2330
Opponents Totals181538.50
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Sam Baker59251042.5560
Eddie LeBaron416140.3470
Team Totals63267142.456029637.7
Opponents Totals61248340.7273
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Scudero10505.0120
Tommy Runnels89111.4590
Dick James68414.0240
Billy Wells23618.0220
Dale Atkeson11212.0120
Sam Baker100.000
Gary Lowe100.000
Team Totals292739.4590
Opponents Totals442966.72
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Runnels1737522.1370
Dick James918120.1270
Joe Scudero915717.4330
Leo Elter48721.8290
Dale Atkeson12525.0250
Tony Sardisco11515.0150
J.D. Kimmel11212.0120
Billy Wells11212.0120
Ralph Thomas100.000
Team Totals4486419.6330
Opponents Totals4098924.71
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dale Atkeson101100
Sam Baker300000
Don Boll0001100
Gene Brito0001100
Art DeCarlo0002200
Al Dorow400000
Chuck Drazenovich0001100
Leo Elter720200
Ralph Felton0001100
Norb Hecker00022171
J.D. Kimmel0002200
Eddie LeBaron430300
Steve Meilinger100000
Chet Ostrowski0001100
John Paluck00033761
Volney Peters0001100
Tommy Runnels410100
Joe Scudero320200
Dick Stanfel0010100
Billy Wells230301
Team Totals2917121628933
Opponents Totals251697160
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