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1956 Los Angeles Rams

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1956 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: 3.1, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 291 points (24.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 307 points (25.6/g), 10th.
 Differential of -16 points (-1.3/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-6.4.

Coach: Sid Gillman (4-8-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Billy Wade 26 2 8 91 for 178, 1,461 yards, 10 td, 13 int, & 26 rushes for 93 yards and 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
FB Tank Younger 28 7 0 114 rushes for 518 yards, 3 td, & 18 catches for 268 yards and 0 td
LH Ron Waller 23 1 0 83 rushes for 543 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 76 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
RH Leon Clarke* 23 Rook 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 36 catches for 650 yards and 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
LE Elroy Hirsch 33 10 0 35 catches for 603 yards, 6 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
LT Bob Fry 26 3 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Duane Putnam* 28 4 12 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
C Dick Daugherty 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
RG John Hock* 29 6 0 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
RT Charlie Toogood 29 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
Cleveland Browns / 26th / 338th pick / 1950
RE Bob Carey 26 4 0 5 catches for 60 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 13th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Miller* 26 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
LDT Bud McFadin* 28 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
MG Les Richter*+ 26 2 0 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
RDT Art Hauser 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
RDE Duane Wardlow 24 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 130th pick / 1954
LLB Larry Morris 23 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
RLB Hugh Pitts 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1956
LDH Jim Cason 29 8 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
RDH Jesse Whittenton 22 Rook 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
LS Don Burroughs 25 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Will Sherman 29 4 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Les Richter*+ 26 2 0 8 of 15 field goals & 36 of 38 extra points Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
P Norm Van Brocklin 30 7 4 48 punts for a 43.1 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Ron Waller 23 1 0 14 punt returns for a 4.6 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
KR Tommy Wilson 24 Rook 0 15 kick returns for a 31.8 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Bob Boyd 28 12 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 6
10 Rudy Bukich 24 3 0 195 6-1 Iowa,USC 3/15/1932 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
25 Don Burroughs 25 LS 12 0 190 6-4 Colorado St. 8/19/1931 1
88 Bob Carey 26 RE 7 0 219 6-5 Michigan St. 2/8/1930 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 13th pick / 1952
41 Jim Cason 29 LDH 12 0 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 8 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
23 Jesse Castete 23 3 0 180 5-11 McNeese St. 9/3/1933 Rook Chicago Bears / 24th / 287th pick / 1956
84 Leon Clarke* 23 RH 12 0 232 6-4 USC 1/10/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
50 Dick Daugherty 27 C 12 0 219 6-1 Oregon 3/31/1929 5 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
60 Jack Ellena 25 9 0 225 6-1 UCLA 10/27/1931 1 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1953
80 Tom Fears 34 2 0 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 8 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
68 Sid Fournet 24 12 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
75 Bob Fry 26 LT 12 0 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
58 Bob Griffin 27 6 0 235 6-3 Arkansas 2/12/1929 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
65 Art Hauser 27 RDT 12 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
40 Elroy Hirsch 33 LE 12 0 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 10 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
63 John Hock* 29 RG 12 0 230 6-2 Santa Clara 3/7/1927 6 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
46 Bob Holladay 24 4 0 175 5-11 Tulsa 3/13/1932 Rook
79 Glenn Holtzman 26 12 0 250 6-3 North Texas 10/9/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 310th pick / 1954
34 Joe Marconi 22 12 0 225 6-2 West Virginia 2/6/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
62 Bud McFadin* 28 LDT 12 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
81 Paul Miller* 26 LDE 12 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
89 Ron Miller 23 7 0 200 6-4 USC 4/17/1933 Rook
31 Larry Morris 23 LLB 7 0 226 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/10/1933 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
51 John Morrow 23 12 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
28 Brad Myers 27 5 0 197 6-1 Bucknell 2/14/1929 3 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 108th pick / 1953
73 Ken Panfil 26 6 0 262 6-6 Purdue 9/16/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
56 Hugh Pitts 22 RLB 9 0 223 6-2 TCU 4/8/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1956
61 Duane Putnam* 28 LG 12 12 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
21 Skeets Quinlan 28 2 0 173 5-11 TCU,San Diego St. 6/22/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
48 Les Richter*+ 26 K 12 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 2 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
43 Will Sherman 29 RS 12 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 4 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
22 Rex Shiver 24 8 0 190 6-0 Miami (FL) 1/1/1932 Rook
70 Charlie Toogood 29 RT 7 0 232 6-0 Nebraska 7/16/1927 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
Cleveland Browns / 26th / 338th pick / 1950
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 P 12 4 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 7 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
9 Billy Wade 26 QB 12 8 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
27 Ron Waller 23 LH 9 0 180 5-11 Maryland 2/14/1933 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
83 Duane Wardlow 24 RDE 9 0 215 6-4 Washington 7/2/1932 2 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 130th pick / 1954
44 Jesse Whittenton 22 RDH 12 12 193 6-0 Texas-El Paso 5/9/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
37 Tommy Wilson 24 KR 12 0 203 6-0 none 9/1/1932 Rook
35 Tank Younger 28 FB 12 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 7
Team Total 26.0 12 213.9 6-1.8 2.8