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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 (45th of 111)
SRS: 9.43 (29th of 111) ▪ SOS: -0.39 (62nd of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 27-21 versus Clemson


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

Partial Roster

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