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1956 Southeastern Conference Leaders

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Record: 69-50-3, .578 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.43 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.20 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Georgia Tech and Tennessee)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ray Brown (MS) 40
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 36
3. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 34
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 34
5. John Blalack (MS) 33
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 32
7. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 30
8. Boyce Smith (VAND) 27
9. Billy Hearn (GA) 26
10. Gene Newton (TLN) 21
11. Win Turner (LAST) 20
  Jimmy Cook (AUB) 20
13. Frank Riley (AUB) 17
  Don Orr (VAND) 17
15. Harry Spears (FL) 16
  Bobby Smith (AL) 16
17. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 15
  Clay Walls (AL) 15
  Al Carter (TN) 15
20. Delmar Hughes (KY) 14
  Charles Nelson (AL) 14

Pass Attempts

1. Ray Brown (MS) 84
2. Billy Stacy (MSST) 71
3. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 70
4. John Blalack (MS) 67
5. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 65
6. Billy Hearn (GA) 61
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 61
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 59
  Win Turner (LAST) 59
10. Boyce Smith (VAND) 57
11. Charles Nelson (AL) 54
12. Clay Walls (AL) 51
13. Gene Newton (TLN) 48
14. Frank Riley (AUB) 45
  Harry Spears (FL) 45
16. Jimmy Cook (AUB) 44
17. Delmar Hughes (KY) 42
18. Bobby Smith (AL) 40
  Don Orr (VAND) 40
20. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 34

Passing Yards

1. Ray Brown (MS) 653
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 552
3. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 514
4. John Blalack (MS) 474
5. Billy Stacy (MSST) 464
6. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 446
7. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 385
8. Boyce Smith (VAND) 361
9. Bobby Smith (AL) 356
10. Billy Hearn (GA) 294
11. Gene Newton (TLN) 280
12. Jimmy Cook (AUB) 278
13. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 268
14. Win Turner (LAST) 264
15. Clay Walls (AL) 259
16. Al Carter (TN) 236
17. Don Orr (VAND) 216
18. Delmar Hughes (KY) 206
19. Fred Wilcox (TLN) 169
20. Frank Riley (AUB) 168

Passing Touchdowns

1. Gene Newton (TLN) 6
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 6
3. Johnny Majors (TN) 5
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 5
5. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 4
  Ray Brown (MS) 4
7. Jimmy Cook (AUB) 3
  Billy Stacy (MSST) 3
  Bobby Smith (AL) 3
  Delmar Hughes (KY) 3
  John Blalack (MS) 3
12. Kenny Robertson (KY) 2
  Don Orr (VAND) 2
  Win Turner (LAST) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 9
  Billy Stacy (MSST) 9
3. Ray Brown (MS) 8
  Clay Walls (AL) 8
5. Win Turner (LAST) 7
6. Boyce Smith (VAND) 6
  Billy Hearn (GA) 6
  Charles Nelson (AL) 6
9. Gene Newton (TLN) 5
  Frank Riley (AUB) 5
  Bobby Smith (AL) 5
  Harry Spears (FL) 5
13. Dick Gray (MS) 4
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 4
15. Joe Comfort (GA) 3
  Delmar Hughes (KY) 3
  Johnny Majors (TN) 3
  John Blalack (MS) 3
19. Al Carter (TN) 2
  Ralph Maple (VAND) 2
  Matt Burns (LAST) 2
  Don Orr (VAND) 2
  Kenny Robertson (KY) 2
  Jimmy Cook (AUB) 2
  Jimmy Dunn (FL) 2
  Charlie Byars (GA) 2
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 2

Rush Attempts

1. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
2. Billy Stacy (MSST) 138
3. Phil King (VAND) 129
4. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 121
5. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 117
6. Paige Cothren (MS) 115
7. Jim Walsh (AUB) 109
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 108
9. Ken Owen (GATECH) 107
10. Tom Bronson (TN) 105
11. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 88
12. Ed Sears (FL) 84
13. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 83
  Carl Manning (GA) 83
15. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 82
16. Gene Newton (TLN) 79
17. Bobby Cravens (KY) 78
18. Don Netoskie (KY) 77
19. Don Comstock (AL) 76
20. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 75

Rushing Yards

1. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 692
2. Phil King (VAND) 651
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 625
4. Billy Stacy (MSST) 613
5. Tom Bronson (TN) 562
6. Paige Cothren (MS) 560
7. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 552
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 549
9. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 542
10. Jim Walsh (AUB) 537
11. Ken Owen (GATECH) 497
12. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 452
13. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 421
14. Ed Sears (FL) 370
15. Gene Newton (TLN) 361
16. Eddie Crawford (MS) 357
17. Carl Manning (GA) 348
18. Carl Smith (TN) 341
19. Bobby Cravens (KY) 338
20. Molly Halbert (MSST) 336

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 8.4
2. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 6.5
3. Tom Bronson (TN) 5.4
4. Eddie Crawford (MS) 5.3
5. Carl Smith (TN) 5.1
6. Johnny Majors (TN) 5.1
7. Phil King (VAND) 5.0
8. Jim Walsh (AUB) 4.9
9. Paul Rotenberry (GATECH) 4.9
10. Paige Cothren (MS) 4.9
11. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 4.8
12. Jim Tait (MSST) 4.8
13. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 4.7
14. Ken Owen (GATECH) 4.6
15. Gene Newton (TLN) 4.6
16. Billy Stacy (MSST) 4.4
17. Al Carter (TN) 4.4
18. Ed Sears (FL) 4.4
19. Bobby Cravens (KY) 4.3
20. Max Kelley (AL) 4.3

Receiving Yards

1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 383
2. Buddy Cruze (TN) 357
3. Leroy Reed (MS) 278
4. Ron Bennett (MSST) 227
5. Eddie Crawford (MS) 217
6. Bill Anderson (TN) 216
7. Bob Taylor (VAND) 187
8. Jerry Sansom (AUB) 183
9. Jerry Elliott (AUB) 178
10. Jim Rountree (FL) 176
11. Jerry Wilson (AUB) 144
12. Stan Flowers (GATECH) 141
13. Will Billon (TLN) 140
14. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 123
  Bob Laws (VAND) 123
16. Phil King (VAND) 122
17. Don Williams (MS) 118
  Marshall Brown (AL) 118
19. Roy Wilkins (GA) 116
20. Charley Gray (AL) 108

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Cruze (TN) 17.9
2. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 16.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 4
2. Jerry Elliott (AUB) 3
  Will Billon (TLN) 3
  Jim Rountree (FL) 3
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 3
6. Buddy Cruze (TN) 2
  Stan Flowers (GATECH) 2
  Claude Mason (TLN) 2
  Ron Bennett (MSST) 2
  Billy Mitchell (KY) 2
  Joe DeLany (GATECH) 2
  Bill Anderson (TN) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
2. Phil King (VAND) 139
3. Billy Stacy (MSST) 138
4. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 134
5. Paige Cothren (MS) 121
6. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 120
7. Jim Walsh (AUB) 111
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 108
9. Ken Owen (GATECH) 107
10. Tom Bronson (TN) 105
11. Carl Manning (GA) 91
12. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 89
13. Ed Sears (FL) 84
  Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 84
15. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 83
16. Eddie Crawford (MS) 81
17. Gene Newton (TLN) 80
  Don Comstock (AL) 80
19. Don Netoskie (KY) 78
  Bobby Cravens (KY) 78

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Phil King (VAND) 773
2. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 719
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 625
4. Billy Stacy (MSST) 613
5. Paige Cothren (MS) 595
6. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 575
7. Eddie Crawford (MS) 574
8. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 569
9. Tom Bronson (TN) 562
10. Jim Walsh (AUB) 551
11. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 550
12. Johnny Majors (TN) 549
13. Ken Owen (GATECH) 497
14. Leroy Reed (MS) 470
15. Jim Rountree (FL) 437
16. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 432
  Gene Newton (TLN) 432
18. Molly Halbert (MSST) 412
19. Don Comstock (AL) 405
20. Carl Manning (GA) 403

Total Plays

1. Billy Stacy (MSST) 209
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 167
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
4. Ray Brown (MS) 137
5. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 136
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 136
7. Phil King (VAND) 131
8. Boyce Smith (VAND) 128
9. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 127
  Gene Newton (TLN) 127
11. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 121
12. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 117
13. Paige Cothren (MS) 115
14. Jim Walsh (AUB) 109
15. Ken Owen (GATECH) 107
16. Billy Hearn (GA) 106
17. Tom Bronson (TN) 105
  Charles Nelson (AL) 105
19. Clay Walls (AL) 104
  Al Carter (TN) 104

Total Yards

1. Johnny Majors (TN) 1101
2. Billy Stacy (MSST) 1077
3. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 807
4. Ray Brown (MS) 784
5. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 705
6. Phil King (VAND) 651
7. Gene Newton (TLN) 641
8. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 625
9. Tom Bronson (TN) 562
10. Paige Cothren (MS) 560
  Al Carter (TN) 560
12. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 552
13. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 543
14. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 542
15. Jim Walsh (AUB) 537
16. Boyce Smith (VAND) 533
17. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 509
18. Ken Owen (GATECH) 497
19. Jimmy Cook (AUB) 456
  John Blalack (MS) 456