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1956 Atlantic Coast Conference Leaders

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Record: 31-42-8, .432 W-L% (12th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.00 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.72 (5th of 12)

Conference Champion: Clemson

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Duke and Maryland)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Clemson)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 43
2. Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 34
3. Whitey Clarke (VA) 31
4. Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 28
5. Charlie Bussey* (CLEM) 26
6. John Fritsch (MD) 23
7. Dave Reed (NC) 22
8. Fred Petrella (MD) 19
9. Bill Franklin (NCST) 18
10. Frank Cackovic (NCST) 15
  Mackie Prickett (SC) 15
12. Tom Katich (NCST) 13
13. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 11
14. Dickie Lewis (MD) 10
15. Alex Hawkins (SC) 8
  Curtis Hathaway (NC) 8
17. Dick Christy (NCST) 7
18. King Dixon (SC) 6
  Pete Barham (WAKE) 6
  Pryor Millner (DUKE) 6

Pass Attempts

1. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 91
  Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 91
3. Whitey Clarke (VA) 70
4. Charlie Bussey* (CLEM) 68
5. Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 59
6. Dave Reed (NC) 54
7. John Fritsch (MD) 52
8. Frank Cackovic (NCST) 49
9. Bill Franklin (NCST) 45
10. Mackie Prickett (SC) 44
11. Fred Petrella (MD) 34
12. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 31
  Curtis Hathaway (NC) 31
14. Pete Barham (WAKE) 26
15. Tom Katich (NCST) 21
16. Dickie Lewis (MD) 20
17. Horace Turberville* (CLEM) 19
18. Bob Rusevlyan (MD) 16
  Alex Hawkins (SC) 16
20. Dick Hunter (NCST) 15
  Ron Marquette (NC) 15

Passing Yards

1. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 626
2. Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 495
3. Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 371
4. Charlie Bussey* (CLEM) 330
5. Dave Reed (NC) 313
6. Bill Franklin (NCST) 275
7. Whitey Clarke (VA) 269
8. Fred Petrella (MD) 235
9. John Fritsch (MD) 219
10. Frank Cackovic (NCST) 217
11. Mackie Prickett (SC) 193
12. Tom Katich (NCST) 144
13. Alex Hawkins (SC) 140
14. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 134
15. Dick Christy (NCST) 123
16. Ron Marquette (NC) 98
17. Curtis Hathaway (NC) 96
18. Dickie Lewis (MD) 90
19. Pryor Millner (DUKE) 76
20. Ed Sutton (NC) 71

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bill Franklin (NCST) 4
  Dave Reed (NC) 4
3. Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 2
  Tom Katich (NCST) 2
  Pryor Millner (DUKE) 2
  Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 2
  Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 2

Rush Attempts

1. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 203
2. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 174
3. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 168
4. King Dixon (SC) 136
5. Alex Hawkins (SC) 130
6. Ed Sutton (NC) 120
7. Dick Christy (NCST) 119
8. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 98
9. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 90
10. Dick Hunter (NCST) 86
11. Don Johnson (SC) 76
12. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 75
  Fred Hamilton (MD) 75
14. Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 69
15. Jim Coleman* (CLEM) 67
16. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 66
17. Tom Selep (MD) 62
18. Mackie Prickett (SC) 61
19. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 59
  Wray Carlton (DUKE) 59

Rushing Yards

1. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 1010
2. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 879
3. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 803
4. Ed Sutton (NC) 748
5. King Dixon (SC) 655
6. Dick Christy (NCST) 589
7. Alex Hawkins (SC) 566
8. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 449
9. Don Johnson (SC) 415
10. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 384
11. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 373
12. Dick Hunter (NCST) 369
13. George Dutrow (DUKE) 340
14. Tom Selep (MD) 315
15. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 305
16. Jim Coleman* (CLEM) 290
17. Ted Kershner (MD) 273
18. Fred Hamilton (MD) 269
19. Charlie Horne* (CLEM) 246
20. Emil DeCantis (NC) 214

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ed Sutton (NC) 6.2
2. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 6.0
3. Don Johnson (SC) 5.5
4. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 5.0
5. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 5.0
6. Dick Christy (NCST) 4.9
7. King Dixon (SC) 4.8
8. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 4.6
9. Alex Hawkins (SC) 4.4
10. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 4.3
11. Dick Hunter (NCST) 4.3
12. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 3.9
13. Fred Hamilton (MD) 3.6
14. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 2.7

Receptions

1. Fred Polzer (VA) 24
2. Bob Gunderman (VA) 15
3. Ed Sutton (NC) 14
4. Bob Pepe (NCST) 12
  Jack Ladner (WAKE) 12
6. John Collar (NCST) 11
  Dick Daniels (WAKE) 11
8. Alex Hawkins (SC) 10
9. Buddy Bass (DUKE) 9
10. Jim Dalrymple (WAKE) 8
  Tucker McLaughlin (VA) 8
  Ronnie Gall (NCST) 8
13. King Dixon (SC) 7
  Sonny Randle (VA) 7
  Julius Derrick (SC) 7
  Dick Hunter (NCST) 7
  Alvin Cash (VA) 7
  Bill Turner (MD) 7
  Bill Thompson (DUKE) 7
20. Fred Hamilton (MD) 6
  Ralph Kneeland (VA) 6
  Buddy Payne (NC) 6
  Charlie Horne* (CLEM) 6
  Jim Skarda (MD) 6

Receiving Yards

1. Fred Polzer (VA) 221
2. Dick Daniels (WAKE) 192
3. Bob Pepe (NCST) 171
4. Ed Sutton (NC) 159
5. John Collar (NCST) 157
6. Bob Gunderman (VA) 153
7. Buddy Bass (DUKE) 136
8. King Dixon (SC) 126
9. Jack Ladner (WAKE) 125
10. Ronnie Gall (NCST) 124
11. Alvin Cash (VA) 117
12. Buddy Payne (NC) 116
13. Julius Derrick (SC) 108
14. Al Beardsley (MD) 97
15. Bill Thompson (DUKE) 96
16. Alex Hawkins (SC) 91
  Ralph Brewster (WAKE) 91
18. Dick Hunter (NCST) 85
19. Charlie Horne* (CLEM) 84
  Emil DeCantis (NC) 84

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Fred Polzer (VA) 9.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. John Collar (NCST) 3
2. Julius Derrick (SC) 2
  Ed Sutton (NC) 2
  Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 2
  Bob Pepe (NCST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 205
2. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 178
3. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 171
4. King Dixon (SC) 143
5. Alex Hawkins (SC) 140
6. Ed Sutton (NC) 134
7. Dick Christy (NCST) 121
8. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 102
9. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 95
10. Dick Hunter (NCST) 93
11. Fred Hamilton (MD) 81
12. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 78
13. Don Johnson (SC) 77
14. Jim Coleman* (CLEM) 70
15. Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 69
16. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 66
17. Tom Selep (MD) 65
18. Dick Daniels (WAKE) 64
19. Mackie Prickett (SC) 61
20. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 60
  Charlie Horne* (CLEM) 60

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 1051
2. Ed Sutton (NC) 907
3. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 894
4. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 883
5. King Dixon (SC) 781
6. Alex Hawkins (SC) 657
7. Dick Christy (NCST) 627
8. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 485
9. Dick Hunter (NCST) 454
10. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 441
11. Don Johnson (SC) 413
12. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 406
13. Dick Daniels (WAKE) 396
14. George Dutrow (DUKE) 345
15. Charlie Horne* (CLEM) 330
16. Fred Hamilton (MD) 327
17. Ted Kershner (MD) 320
  Tom Selep (MD) 320
19. Jim Coleman* (CLEM) 319
20. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 308

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 8
2. Ed Sutton (NC) 7
3. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 6
4. Bob Spooner* (CLEM) 5
5. Charlie Horne* (CLEM) 4
  Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 4
7. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 3
  Wray Carlton (DUKE) 3
  John Collar (NCST) 3
  Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 3
  Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 3
  Emil DeCantis (NC) 3
  John Fritsch (MD) 3
14. Julius Derrick (SC) 2
  Charlie Bussey* (CLEM) 2
  Whitey Clarke (VA) 2
  Bob Pepe (NCST) 2
  Alvin Cash (VA) 2
  Bernie Blaney (DUKE) 2
  Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 2
  George Dutrow (DUKE) 2

Total Plays

1. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 203
2. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 176
3. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 168
4. Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 160
5. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 150
6. King Dixon (SC) 147
7. Alex Hawkins (SC) 146
8. Ed Sutton (NC) 134
9. Dick Christy (NCST) 133
10. Charlie Bussey* (CLEM) 125
11. Dave Reed (NC) 112
12. Whitey Clarke (VA) 106
13. Mackie Prickett (SC) 105
14. Dick Hunter (NCST) 101
15. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 98
16. Bob Brodhead (DUKE) 97
17. John Fritsch (MD) 91
18. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 90
19. Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 84
20. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 78

Total Yards

1. Bill Barnes (WAKE) 1010
2. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 879
3. Ed Sutton (NC) 819
4. Joel Wells* (CLEM) 803
5. King Dixon (SC) 716
6. Dick Christy (NCST) 712
7. Alex Hawkins (SC) 706
8. Nelson Yarbrough (VA) 658
9. Charlie Carpenter (WAKE) 473
10. Hal McElhaney (DUKE) 449
11. Dave Reed (NC) 431
12. Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) 422
13. Charlie Bussey* (CLEM) 418
14. Don Johnson (SC) 415
15. Dick Hunter (NCST) 400
16. Rudy Hayes* (CLEM) 384
17. Eddie Rushton (DUKE) 378
18. George Dutrow (DUKE) 340
19. Frank Cackovic (NCST) 329
20. Tom Selep (MD) 315