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1956 Baltimore Colts (NFL)

4th place • Western Conference • 5-7-0 .417
1956 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Herman BallCenters/Guards
Frank CumiskeyEnds
Frank LauterburTackles
Charley WinnerBackfield
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/11/1956APhiladelphia Eagles24-23WHershey, PAHershey Stadium17575
Mon8/20/1956NNew York Giants10-28LBoston, MANickerson Field21000
Sat8/25/1956NPittsburgh Steelers37-16WCincinnati, OHNippert Stadium12500
Sun9/9/1956NPhiladelphia Eagles14-19LLouisville, KYFairgrounds Stadium21876
Sun9/16/1956HWashington Redskins27-13WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium28471
Sun9/30/1956HChicago Bears28-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium45221
Sat10/6/1956HDetroit Lions14-31LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium42622
Sun10/14/1956AGreen Bay Packers33-38LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium24214
Sun10/21/1956AChicago Bears27-58LChicago, ILWrigley Field48364
Sun10/28/1956HGreen Bay Packers28-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium40086
Sun11/11/1956ACleveland Browns21-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium42404
Sun11/18/1956ADetroit Lions3-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium55788
Sun11/25/1956HLos Angeles Rams56-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium40321
Sun12/2/1956HSan Francisco 49ers17-20LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium37227
Sun12/9/1956ALos Angeles Rams7-31LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum51037
Sun12/16/1956ASan Francisco 49ers17-30LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium43791
Sun12/23/1956HWashington Redskins19-17WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium32994

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
Alan Ameche35FB6-121823Wisconsin1211
Raymond Berry82LOE6-218923Schreiner Institute JC; Southern Methodist129
Joe Campanella73MG6-124226Ohio State105
Dick Chorovich78ROT6-426024Miami (Ohio)32
Lloyd Colteryahn87LOE6-222025Maryland31
Art Donovan70LDT6-226332Notre Dame; Boston College1111
L.G. Dupre45LOH-P-OE5-1119024Baylor114
Doug Eggers67RLB6-021326South Dakota State1212
Tom Feamster79ROT-LOT-DE-K6-726026William & Mary; Florida State125
Tom Finnin77RDT6-226229Detroit Mercy107
Bernie Flowers81LOE6-221026Purdue11
Jim Harness20DB5-1118022Mississippi State10
Johnny Hermann20RS6-118023UCLA81
Ken Jackson74ROT-LOT-LOG6-223627Texas128
Tommy James20LDH-RS5-1018433Ohio State22
Don Joyce83RDE6-325327Tulane1212
Gary Kerkorian18QB-K5-1118526Stanford31
Bill Koman65ROG-C-ROT6-222922North Carolina121
Gene Lipscomb76RDT-LDT6-628425none126
Gino Marchetti89LDE6-424430Modesto JC; San Francisco1212
Lenny Moore24ROH6-119123Penn State1212
Jim Mutscheller84ROE6-121326Notre Dame1212
Buzz Nutter50C6-423025Virginia Tech1212
Dick Nyers18RS5-1117722Indianapolis50
Jack Patera61MG6-123423Oregon127
Bill Pellington36LLB6-223429Defiance; Rutgers1212
Jerry Peterson76DT6-328522Wharton County JC; Texas10
George Preas60LOT6-224423Virginia Tech1210
George Radosevich53C-T6-223828Pittsburgh80
Bert Rechichar44RS-P-K6-120926Tennessee1010
Alex Sandusky68ROG6-123524Clarion1111
George Shaw14QB6-118323Oregon55
Don Shula25RDH-LDH5-1119026John Carroll1210
Art Spinney63LOG6-023029Boston College1111
Carl Taseff23RDH-LDH5-1118228John Carroll1212
Jesse Thomas40LS5-1018028Michigan State1212
Johnny Unitas19QB6-119423Louisville126
Billy Vessels21LOH-LDH6-019025Oklahoma128
Royce Womble26LOH-ROH-LOE6-018525North Texas122
Dick Young31FB5-1121026Tennessee-Chattanooga121
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
19Lenny MooreBPenn State
221Dick DonlinEHamline
333Bob PascalBDuke
443B.C. InabinetTClemson
555Herb GrayETexas
667Don SchmidtBTexas Tech
779Bill WatersTAustin
891Bill KomanGNorth Carolina
9103John LewisEMichigan State
10115Gene ScottBCentre
11127Dennis ShawENorth Texas
12139Steve MyhraGNorth Dakota
13151Jack HillBUtah State
14163Ted SchwangerBTennessee Tech
15175John PolzerLBVirginia
16187Gene HendrixBDrake
17199Bill DanenhauerECollege of Emporia
18211Earl LoomanGStetson
19223Bob FyvieTLafayette
20235Bob HillBJackson State
21247Jim HarnessBMississippi State
22259Pat Del VicarioGSouthern Mississippi
23271Al StephensonTIdaho State
24283Bobby FoxQBTexas A&M-Commerce
25295Brad MillsBKentucky
26307Jim LohrTSoutheast Missouri State
27319Herb HartwellBVirginia
28331John ShearerQBShepherd
29343Jim RusherEKansas State
30354Terry SweeneyBMiddle Tennessee State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals551035161270
Opponents Totals80648395322
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2161069911/ %/ %53507
Opponents Totals23810911514/ %/ %62486
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Lenny Moore90000054
Alan Ameche80000048
Jim Mutscheller60000036
L.G. Dupre40000024
Tom Feamster0242692.3030.0024
Billy Vessels30000018
Bert Rechichar081080.031323.1017
Raymond Berry20000012
Carl Taseff20000012
Royce Womble20000012
Jesse Thomas1000006
Johnny Unitas1000006
Gary Kerkorian01250.00001
Team Totals38333886.831618.80270
Opponents Totals43404393.081942.10322
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bert Rechichar31323.11460/70/01/12/50/0
Tom Feamster030.010/20/10/00/00/0
Team Totals31618.82460/90/11/12/50/0
Opponents Totals81942.15/1/2/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Alan Ameche1788584.8438
Lenny Moore866497.579t8
Billy Vessels442154.9312
L.G. Dupre491823.7212
Johnny Unitas281555.5341
Royce Womble20723.6120
George Shaw20633.2190
Dick Young571.430
Carl Taseff122.020
Bert Rechichar1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals43222025.179t21
Opponents Totals44719164.33316
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Johnny Unitas1981101107814987.613.65494.5105.1202129674.0
George Shaw754545236458.614.349t34.079.38755862.4
Gary Kerkorian22205929.529.540150.000.0059158.3
Lenny Moore411282.08.08t125.0125.00839.6
Team Totals27915815810322107.914.054145.0186.5289192172.1
Opponents Totals29716516511924638.314.977t227.4134.4203226089.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Mutscheller4471516.353t6
Raymond Berry3760116.2542
Alan Ameche261897.3220
L.G. Dupre1621613.549t2
Billy Vessels1117716.1301
Lenny Moore111029.3271
Royce Womble918020.043t2
Lloyd Colteryahn3299.7160
Johnny Unitas111.010
Team Totals158221014.05414
Opponents Totals165246314.977t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bert Rechichar46315.8420
Jesse Thomas23618.0230
Carl Taseff2136.580
Jack Patera2105.0100
Doug Eggers166.060
Bill Pellington144.040
Don Shula122.020
Team Totals1313410.3420
Opponents Totals1827515.359t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bert Rechichar33127738.75600
L.G. Dupre2595238.15401
Team Totals58222938.45601153205635.4
Opponents Totals58248942.9700297
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Taseff272338.690t1
Lenny Moore8384.8150
Bert Rechichar5102.070
Dick Nyers2168.0160
Team Totals422977.190t1
Opponents Totals391533.967t2
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Vessels1637923.7420
Lenny Moore1012912.9210
Carl Taseff920622.9340
L.G. Dupre714821.1350
Dick Nyers36923.0350
Dick Young34013.3180
Alan Ameche23819.0250
Alex Sandusky12424.0240
Art Spinney11010.0100
Bill Pellington100.000
Don Shula100.000
Team Totals54104319.3420
Opponents Totals43101523.6103t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Alan Ameche300000
L.G. Dupre400000
Doug Eggers0002200
Bill Koman0002200
Gino Marchetti0001100
Lenny Moore510100
Jim Mutscheller100000
Dick Nyers0001100
Jack Patera0001100
Bill Pellington0001100
George Radosevich0001100
Bert Rechichar1112170
Don Shula0001160
Carl Taseff00022150
Jesse Thomas00011251
Johnny Unitas420200
Dick Young0001100
Team Totals181441519631
Opponents Totals2315814220
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