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1956 California Golden Bears Roster

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Record: 3-7, .300 W-L% (86th of 111)
Conference: PCC  ▪ Conference Record: 2-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pappy Waldorf (3-7)

PS/G: 13.5 (76th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 18.1 (70th of 111)
SRS: 4.99 (46th of 111) ▪ SOS: 10.29 (10th of 111)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Joe Kapp* QB 52 Cmp, 112 Att, 667 Yds, 1 TD
Joe Contestabile QB 27 Cmp, 48 Att, 310 Yds, 2 TD
Gus Gianulias QB 17 Cmp, 36 Att, 166 Yds, 2 TD
Jim Lorenz QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Jerry Drew* RB 42 Att, 109 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Jack Hart* RB 50 Att, 205 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Darrell Roberts* RB 37 Att, 104 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Nat Brazill RB 27 Att, 49 Yds, 1.8 Avg
Jim Cherry RB 25 Att, 97 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Art Forbes RB 19 Att, 45 Yds, 2.4 Avg
George Gillespie RB 2 Att, 7 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Max Hale RB 31 Att, 121 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Herb Jackson RB 97 Att, 462 Yds, 4.8 Avg
John Stewart RB 46 Att, 214 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Ron Wheatcroft* WR 11 Rec, 123 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Mike White* WR 5 Rec, 56 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Norm Becker WR 22 Rec, 313 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Roger Ramseier WR 13 Rec, 209 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Bill Vallotton WR 7 Rec, 89 Yds, 12.7 Avg
Don Gilkey* OL
Remo Jacuzzi* OL
Harley Martin* OL
Frank Mattarocci* OL
Joe Oliva* OL
Bob Currie OL
Curt Iaukea OL
Proverb Jacobs OL