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1956 Cleveland Browns (NFL)

4th place • Eastern Conference • 5-7-0 .417
1956 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
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Head Coach: Paul Brown
Paul BixlerEnds
Howard BrinkerBackfield
Dick GallagherAssistant Coach
Fritz HeislerGuards
Eddie UlinskiTackles
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
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

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
Mo Bassett30FB6-123125Langston123
Hal Bradley60ROG6-223027Iowa117
Pete Brewster88LOE6-321026Purdue1212
Preston Carpenter48ROH-LOH6-219722Arkansas128
Don Colo70LDT-RDT6-325231Brown119
Galen Fiss35RLB6-022625Kansas1212
Len Ford80RDE6-424530Morgan State; Michigan1211
Herschel Forester62LOG-ROG6-023025Southern Methodist1211
Bob Gain79LDE-LDT-MG6-325627Kentucky1212
Frank Gatski52C6-223335Marshall; Auburn1212
Abe Gibron64LOG5-1124331Valparaiso; Purdue75
Horace Gillom84P6-122135Ohio State; Nevada-Reno50
Don Goss64/78LOT-LOG-ROG6-526023Southern Methodist80
Lou Groza76LOT-K6-324032Ohio State1212
Art Hunter78C-ROT6-424323Notre Dame80
Billy Kinard36LOH-ROH6-018923Mississippi70
John Kissell72RDT6-224533Boston College1212
Kenny Konz22LS5-1018428Louisiana State1212
Warren Lahr24LDH5-1118933Western Reserve1212
Dante Lavelli86ROE6-119133Ohio State1111
John Macerelli60OT-OG6-222026St. Vincent120
Carlton Massey82LDE-RDE6-422126Southwestern (Texas); Texas124
Mike McCormack74ROT6-424626Kansas1212
Walt Michaels34MLB6-023127Washington & Lee1211
Ed Modzelewski36FB6-021727Maryland87
Fred Morrison32ROH-FB-LOH-P6-221530Ohio State126
Chuck Noll65LLB6-121824Dayton1212
Tommy O'Connell17QB5-1118726Notre Dame; Illinois76
Sam Palumbo54LLB-C6-222624Notre Dame120
Babe Parilli18QB6-119027Kentucky72
Don Paul20RDH6-018730Washington State1212
Johnny Petitbon44RS5-1118625Notre Dame123
Skeet Quinlan43LOH-ROH5-1117328Texas Christian; San Diego State72
George Ratterman16QB6-019230Notre Dame44
Ray Renfro26LOH-ROH-ROE6-119027North Texas1212
Bob Smith45LOH5-1019523Nebraska20
Jim Ray Smith71RDE-LOG-LDE6-324124Baylor61
Chuck Weber83LDE6-122926West Chester40
Junior Wren15RS6-019227Missouri129
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
113Preston CarpenterBArkansas
225Billy KinardBMississippi
334Larry RossEDenver
337Bill QuinlanEMichigan State
449Bobby MossBWest Virginia
561Frank ClarkeEColorado
671Sherman PlunkettEMaryland-Eastern Shore
673Paul WigginEStanford
785Chuck GriffithESouthern California
897Len HellyerBMarshall
9109Jack HeckerEBowling Green State
10121Eddie RayburnTRice
11133Bill UnderdonkTWest Virginia
12145Harry JavernickTColorado
13157Jim FureyCKansas State
14169Charlie SidwellBWilliam & Mary
15181Willie DavisEGrambling State
16193Thurlow CooperEMaine
17205Eddie WestQBNorth Carolina State
18217CandyCarrollBCase Western Reserve
19229John SebestEEastern Kentucky
20241Joe MobraEOklahoma
21253Gene KapishENotre Dame
22265Sam BrownBUCLA
23277Don AlthouseESyracuse
24289Jim HughesGSan Jose State
25301Bob DavenportBUCLA
26313Jack KammermanEUtah
27325Ed DwyerEPurdue
28337Ollie SparksGIowa State
29349John BattosEVanderbilt
30360Bob BartholomewTWake Forest
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals65541434167
Opponents Totals24693051177
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals173946316/ %/ %52457
Opponents Totals1881086218/ %/ %61529
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Lou Groza01818100.0112055.0051
Ray Renfro40000024
Mo Bassett20000012
Ed Modzelewski20000012
Fred Morrison20000012
Tommy O'Connell20000012
Pete 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 GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Lou Groza112055.04473/41/23/44/80/2
Team Totals112055.04473/41/23/44/80/0
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'Connell964242465515.713.146t44.288.34151041.6
George Ratterman573939153987.010.246t11.835.37931972.1
Babe Parilli492424184098.317.068t36.1714.36334658.5
Team Totals2021051057913586.712.968t84.0188.9183117549.5
Opponents Totals22610710710112155.411.475t73.1188.0112110341.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Pete 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
Lowe Wren0001100
Team Totals18126814391
Opponents Totals118312151
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