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1956 Baylor Bears Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (11th of 111) ▪ Rank: 11th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Sam Boyd (9-2)

PS/G: 18.4 (40th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 6.6 (4th of 111)
SRS: 17.91 (9th of 111) ▪ SOS: 7.09 (31st of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 13-7 versus Tennessee


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Doyle Traylor* QB 17 Cmp, 33 Att, 244 Yds, 2 TD
Buddy Humphrey QB 11 Cmp, 28 Att, 106 Yds, 1 TD
Bobby Jones QB 17 Cmp, 43 Att, 227 Yds, 3 TD
Carroll Overton QB 5 Cmp, 11 Att, 76 Yds, 0 TD
Bobby Peters* RB 78 Att, 293 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Rueben Saage* RB
Del Shofner* RB 84 Att, 537 Yds, 6.4 Avg
Arthur Beall RB 48 Att, 240 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Donnel Berry RB
Charley Dupre RB 35 Att, 123 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Farrell Fisher RB 53 Att, 220 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Ronnie Guess RB 20 Att, 91 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Larry Hickman RB 95 Att, 441 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Bob Morris RB
Reuben Saage RB 71 Att, 243 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Jerry Marcontell* WR 11 Rec, 137 Yds, 12.5 Avg
Earl Miller* WR 4 Rec, 33 Yds, 8.3 Avg
James Amyett WR 2 Rec, 51 Yds, 25.5 Avg
Bill Anderson WR 8 Rec, 80 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Tony DeGrazier WR 2 Rec, 45 Yds, 22.5 Avg
Bill Glass* OL
Lee Harrington* OL
Charles Horton* OL
Dave Lunceford* OL
Bobby Jack Oliver* OL
Charley Bradshaw OL
Larry Cowart OL
Clyde Letbetter OL
Bill Parsley OL
Dugan Pearce OL