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1956 Detroit Lions

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9-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1956 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 6.7, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (25.0/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 188 points (15.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 112 points (9.3/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.0-3.0.

Coach: Buddy Parker (9-3-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)

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Rnd Pick Tm Player Pos Yrs From To AP1 PB St CarAV G Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD College/Univ
1 3 DET Howard Cassady HB 8 1956 1963 0 0 4 6 84 0 3 0 0 1 316 1229 6 111 1601 18 Ohio St.
3 27 DET Don McIlhenny HB 6 1956 1961 0 0 4 4 64 0 1 0 0 0 414 1581 7 70 655 7 SMU
4 38 DET Jerry Reichow E 8 1956 1964 0 1 4 22 95 12 38 187 0 4 20 105 0 172 2579 24 Iowa
5 50 DET Tom Tracy HB 9 1956 1964 0 2 4 17 89 24 67 854 6 5 808 2912 17 113 1468 14 Tennessee
6 62 DET Bob Lusk C 1 1956 1956 0 0 0 0 5 William & Mary
7 74 DET Gene Cronin DE 7 1956 1962 0 0 2 11 87 Pacific
8 86 DET Jack Powell T 0 0 0 Texas A&M
9 98 DET Calvin Jones G 0 0 0 Iowa
10 110 DET Joe Silas DE 0 0 0 South Carolina
11 122 DET Lew Wacker B 0 0 0 Richmond
11 124 DET Tom Selep B 0 0 0 Maryland
12 134 DET R.B. Nunnery T 1 1960 1960 0 0 0 3 6 LSU
13 146 DET O.K. Ferguson B 0 0 0 LSU
14 158 DET Ronnie Falls LB 0 0 0 Duke
15 170 DET Horace (Buzzy) Allert DE 0 0 0 Texas St.
16 182 DET Len Zyzda DE 0 0 0 Purdue
17 194 DET Ken Wind E 0 0 0 Houston
18 206 DET Emidio Petrarca B 0 0 0 Boston Col.
19 218 DET Dale Vaughn B 0 0 0 VMI
20 230 DET Joe Stephenson E 0 0 0 Vanderbilt
21 242 DET Bob Blechen C 0 0 0 Whittier
22 254 DET Dick Marazza T 0 0 0 Clemson
23 266 DET Bob Garrard B 0 0 0 Georgia
24 278 DET Jarv Walz E 0 0 0 Central Michigan
25 290 DET Jerry Hall B 0 0 0 Rice
26 302 DET Joe Walden B 0 0 0 West Texas A&M
27 314 DET Bryan Burnthorne G 0 0 0 Tulane
28 326 DET John Smith G 0 0 0 Northwestern
29 338 DET Doug Peters B 0 0 0 UCLA
30 350 DET John Gibbens T 0 0 0 Texas St.