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1956 Colorado Buffaloes Roster

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Record: 8-2-1, .773 W-L% (21st of 111) ▪ Rank: 20th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 7  ▪ Conference Record: 4-1-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dallas Ward (8-2-1)

PS/G: 26.7 (6th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 13.0 (44th of 111)
SRS: 9.43 (29th of 111) ▪ SOS: -0.39 (62nd of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 27-21 versus Clemson

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Boyd Dowler* QB 13 Cmp, 26 Att, 136 Yds, 3 TD
2 Bob Stransky* QB 6 Cmp, 15 Att, 134 Yds, 1 TD
3 Howard Cook QB 6 Cmp, 17 Att, 99 Yds, 2 TD
4 Ralph Herbst QB
5 Bud Morley QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
6 John Bayuk* RB 127 Att, 659 Yds, 5.2 Avg
7 Eddie Dove* RB 50 Att, 374 Yds, 7.5 Avg
8 Jim Aho RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
9 Jack Becker RB 17 Att, 104 Yds, 6.1 Avg
10 Bob Boyer RB 7 Att, 11 Yds, 1.6 Avg
11 Leroy Clark RB 32 Att, 113 Yds, 3.5 Avg
12 Dick Hyson RB 5 Att, -7 Yds, -1.4 Avg
13 Gene Worden RB 43 Att, 170 Yds, 4.0 Avg
14 Jerry Leahy* WR 4 Rec, 60 Yds, 15.0 Avg
15 Wally Merz* WR 3 Rec, 18 Yds, 6.0 Avg
16 Frank Clarke WR 7 Rec, 124 Yds, 17.7 Avg
17 Bob Munson WR 1 Rec, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
18 Gary Nady WR 2 Rec, 37 Yds, 18.5 Avg
19 Dave Jones* OL
20 Ken Schlagel* OL
21 Dick Stapp* OL
22 Jim Uhlir* OL
23 John Wooten* OL
24 Charlie Brown OL
25 Tom Giek OL
26 Dick Golder OL
27 Bill Mondt OL
28 Bob Salerno OL
29 Howard Vest OL
30 Mel Warner OL
31 Ellwyn Indorf K
32 Monte Briddle DB