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1956 Washington Redskins

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1956 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -0.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (15.2/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 225 points (18.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -42 points (-3.5/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.6-7.4.

Coach: Joe Kuharich (6-6-0)

Stadium: Griffith Stadium
 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Al Dorow* 27 2 7 55 for 112, 730 yards, 8 td, 8 int, & 30 rushes for 105 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1952
FB Leo Elter* 27 3 0 145 rushes for 544 yards, 2 td, & 11 catches for 99 yards and 0 td
LH Tommy Runnels 22 Rook 0 96 rushes for 334 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 56 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 168th pick / 1956
RH Billy Wells 25 2 0 69 rushes for 185 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 86 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 56th pick / 1954
LE John Carson 26 2 0 39 catches for 504 yards, 3 td Cleveland Browns / 15th / 179th pick / 1953
LT Don Boll 29 3 12 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1953
LG Red Stephens 26 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 267th pick / 1952
C Johnny Allen 23 1 0 Washington Redskins / 8th / 87th pick / 1955
RG Dick Stanfel*+ 29 4 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1951
RT Harry Jagielski 25 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 80th pick / 1954
RE Steve Meilinger 26 Rook 0 24 catches for 395 yards, 5 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1954
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gene Brito*+ 31 5 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 17th / 196th pick / 1951
LDT Volney Peters 28 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 151st pick / 1951
RDT J.D. Kimmel 27 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 129th pick / 1952
RDE Chet Ostrowski 26 2 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 10th / 115th pick / 1952
LLB Chuck Drazenovich* 29 6 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 82nd pick / 1949
MLB Bill Fulcher 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB LaVern Torgeson* 27 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1951
LDH Roy Barni 29 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDH Art DeCarlo 25 3 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 65th pick / 1953
LS Norb Hecker 29 5 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 72nd pick / 1951
RS Joe Scudero 26 2 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Sam Baker* 27 3 0 17 of 25 field goals & 16 of 19 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
P Sam Baker* 27 3 0 59 punts for a 42.5 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
PR Joe Scudero 26 2 0 10 punt returns for a 5.0 average and 0 td
KR Tommy Runnels 22 Rook 0 17 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 168th pick / 1956

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Johnny Allen 23 C 12 0 224 6-2 Purdue 6/4/1933 1 Washington Redskins / 8th / 87th pick / 1955
46 Dale Atkeson 26 5 0 211 6-2 none 12/24/1930 2
49 Sam Baker* 27 K 12 0 217 6-2 Oregon St. 11/12/1929 3 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
21 Roy Barni 29 LDH 12 0 185 5-11 San Francisco 2/15/1927 4
62 Don Boll 29 LT 12 12 270 6-2 Nebraska 7/16/1927 3 Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1953
80 Gene Brito*+ 31 LDE 12 0 226 6-1 Loyola Marymount 10/23/1925 5 Washington Redskins / 17th / 196th pick / 1951
82 John Carson 26 LE 12 0 202 6-3 Georgia 1/31/1930 2 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 179th pick / 1953
72 Erik Christensen 25 2 0 235 6-3 Richmond 10/30/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 7th / 76th pick / 1955
27 Art DeCarlo 25 RDH 12 0 196 6-2 Georgia 3/23/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 65th pick / 1953
16 Al Dorow* 27 QB 12 7 193 6-0 Michigan St. 11/15/1929 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1952
36 Chuck Drazenovich* 29 LLB 12 12 225 6-1 Penn St. 8/7/1927 6 Detroit Lions / 9th / 82nd pick / 1949
32 Leo Elter* 27 FB 12 0 201 5-10 Duquesne,Villanova 10/21/1929 3
45 Ralph Felton 24 7 0 210 5-11 Maryland 5/21/1932 2 Washington Redskins / 4th / 39th pick / 1954
54 Bill Fulcher 22 MLB 9 0 193 6-0 Georgia Tech 2/9/1934 Rook
48 Norb Hecker 29 LS 12 0 193 6-2 Baldwin-Wallace 5/26/1927 5 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 72nd pick / 1951
75 Harry Jagielski 25 RT 5 0 257 6-0 Indiana 12/25/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 7th / 80th pick / 1954
47 Dick James 22 10 0 179 5-9 Oregon 5/22/1934 Rook Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
76 J.D. Kimmel 27 RDT 12 0 248 6-2 Army,Houston 9/30/1929 1 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 129th pick / 1952
14 Eddie LeBaron 26 qb 10 5 168 5-9 Pacific 1/7/1930 4 Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
40 Gary Lowe 22 11 0 196 5-11 Michigan St. 5/4/1934 Rook Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
86 Steve Meilinger 26 RE 12 0 227 6-2 Kentucky 12/12/1930 Rook Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1954
73 Johnny Miller 22 RT 12 12 253 6-5 Boston Col. 2/1/1934 Rook Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1955
20 Hal Norris 25 1 0 194 5-11 California 11/4/1931 1 Washington Redskins / 16th / 183rd pick / 1955
88 Chet Ostrowski 26 RDE 12 12 232 6-1 Notre Dame 4/8/1930 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 115th pick / 1952
85 John Paluck 21 12 0 241 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/23/1935 Rook Washington Redskins / 2nd / 24th pick / 1956
79 Volney Peters 28 LDT 12 0 237 6-4 USC 1/1/1928 4 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 151st pick / 1951
42 Jerry Planutis 26 3 0 175 5-9 Michigan St. 5/18/1930 Rook Washington Redskins / 12th / 141st pick / 1956
25 Tommy Runnels 22 KR 11 0 187 5-10 North Texas 1/28/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 168th pick / 1956
70 Tony Sardisco 24 7 0 226 6-2 Tulane 12/5/1932 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 64th pick / 1956
51 Jim Schrader 24 4 0 244 6-2 Notre Dame 6/27/1932 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 20th pick / 1954
28 Joe Scudero 26 PR 11 0 173 5-10 San Francisco 7/2/1930 2
60 Dick Stanfel*+ 29 RG 11 0 236 6-3 San Francisco 7/20/1927 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1951
67 Red Stephens 26 LG 11 0 230 6-0 San Francisco 5/10/1930 1 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 267th pick / 1952
87 Ralph Thomas 29 12 0 190 5-11 San Francisco 12/6/1927 4
53 LaVern Torgeson* 27 RLB 12 0 215 6-0 Washington St. 2/28/1929 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1951
50 Harry Ulinski 31 12 0 229 6-4 Kentucky 4/4/1925 6 Washington Redskins / 4th / 45th pick / 1950
41 Billy Wells 25 RH 7 0 180 5-9 Michigan St. 12/7/1931 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 56th pick / 1954
63 Cas Witucki 28 5 0 245 5-11 Indiana 5/26/1928 6 Washington Redskins / 21st / 266th pick / 1950
11 Fred Wyant 22 10 0 200 6-0 West Virginia 4/26/1934 Rook Washington Redskins / 3rd / 36th pick / 1956
Team Total 25.8 12 213.9 6-0.6 2.2