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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 (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

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

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