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1956 Duke Blue Devils Roster

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Record: 5-4-1, .550 W-L% (51st of 111)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Murray (5-4-1)

PS/G: 18.4 (39th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 10.0 (26th of 111)
SRS: 12.47 (18th of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.97 (32nd 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
Sonny Jurgensen* QB 28 Cmp, 59 Att, 371 Yds, 2 TD
Bill Bailey QB 2 Cmp, 2 Att, 13 Yds, 0 TD
Bob Brodhead QB 11 Cmp, 31 Att, 134 Yds, 1 TD
Pryor Millner QB 6 Cmp, 10 Att, 76 Yds, 2 TD
Wray Carlton* RB 59 Att, 305 Yds, 5.2 Avg
George Dutrow* RB 54 Att, 340 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Hal McElhaney* RB 90 Att, 449 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Fred Beasley RB 13 Att, 59 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Bernie Blaney RB 50 Att, 196 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Dick Cutler RB 1 Att, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Phil Dupler RB 36 Att, 174 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Jim Harris RB 9 Att, 90 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Bobby Honeycutt RB 16 Att, 63 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Nick Kredich RB 6 Att, 14 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Oliver Rudy RB 29 Att, 155 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Eddie Rushton RB 75 Att, 373 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Buddy Bass* WR 9 Rec, 136 Yds, 15.1 Avg
Bob Benson* WR 5 Rec, 76 Yds, 15.2 Avg
George Atherholt WR 3 Rec, 28 Yds, 9.3 Avg
Jim Bartal WR 2 Rec, 19 Yds, 9.5 Avg
Leonrd Black WR
Dave Hurm WR 5 Rec, 58 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Bert Lattimore WR 2 Rec, 24 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Doug Padgett WR 2 Rec, 14 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Bill Thompson WR 7 Rec, 96 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Dan Cox* OL
Sid Deloatch* OL
Roy Hord* OL
Johnny Long* OL
Tom Topping* OL
Wade Byrd OL
Milt Konicek OL
Jim Nelson OL
Bill Recinella OL