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1956 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Roster

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Record: 10-1, .909 W-L% (4th of 111) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bobby Dodd (10-1)

PS/G: 22.5 (20th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 4.3 (1st of 111)
SRS: 23.80 (1st of 111) ▪ SOS: 8.98 (11th of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 21-14 versus Pittsburgh


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Wade Mitchell* QB 10 Cmp, 32 Att, 106 Yds, 0 TD
Charlie Maynard QB 3 Cmp, 4 Att, 33 Yds, 1 TD
Toppy Vann QB 34 Cmp, 65 Att, 446 Yds, 6 TD
Ken Owen* RB 107 Att, 497 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Paul Rotenberry* RB 67 Att, 328 Yds, 4.9 Avg
George Volkert* RB 27 Att, 214 Yds, 7.9 Avg
Joe DeLany RB 12 Att, 46 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Bobby Dover RB 3 Att, 9 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Stan Flowers RB 39 Att, 143 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Dick Gookin RB 26 Att, 99 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Dickie Mattison RB 68 Att, 272 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Johnny Menger RB 20 Att, 191 Yds, 9.6 Avg
Johnny Thomason RB 9 Att, 26 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Jimmy Thompson RB 51 Att, 262 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Don Ellis* WR
Tommy Rose* WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Wesley Gibbs WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Jerome Green WR 3 Rec, 48 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Jerry Nabors WR 6 Rec, 80 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Ted Smith WR 3 Rec, 36 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Paul Vickers WR 3 Rec, 38 Yds, 12.7 Avg
Ormand Anderson* OL
Allen Ecker* OL
Jimmy Johnson* OL
Don Stephenson* OL
Carl Vereen* OL
Leon Askew OL
Frank Christy OL
Don Miller OL
Ken Thrash OL