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1956 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 2-5-2, .333 W-L% (82nd of 111)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 1-4-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ray Eliot (2-5-2)

PS/G: 13.8 (73rd of 111) ▪ PA/G: 17.1 (67th of 111)
SRS: 8.43 (33rd of 111) ▪ SOS: 12.87 (2nd of 111)

  • 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 Hiles Stout* QB 20 Cmp, 39 Att, 278 Yds, 2 TD
2 Tom Haller QB 9 Cmp, 25 Att, 129 Yds, 0 TD
3 Bill Offenbecher QB 16 Cmp, 36 Att, 258 Yds, 3 TD
4 Chuck Schrader QB 2 Cmp, 3 Att, 15 Yds, 0 TD
5 Bobby Mitchell* RB 36 Att, 125 Yds, 3.5 Avg
6 Ray Nitschke* RB 48 Att, 255 Yds, 5.3 Avg
7 Abe Woodson* RB 110 Att, 599 Yds, 5.4 Avg
8 L.T. Bonner RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
9 Jack Delveaux RB 43 Att, 181 Yds, 4.2 Avg
10 Harry Jefferson RB 64 Att, 320 Yds, 5.0 Avg
11 Rolla McMullen RB 24 Att, 81 Yds, 3.4 Avg
12 Dale Smith RB 90 Att, 509 Yds, 5.7 Avg
13 Gary Francis* WR 7 Rec, 92 Yds, 13.1 Avg
14 Rod Hanson* WR 10 Rec, 133 Yds, 13.3 Avg
15 Charlie Butler WR
16 Bob Delaney WR
17 Larry Stewart WR 2 Rec, 28 Yds, 14.0 Avg
18 Carl Johnson* OL
19 Jim Minor* OL
20 Dick Nordmeyer* OL
21 Percy Oliver* OL
22 Dave Walker* OL
23 Paul Adams OL
24 Dick Miller OL
25 Ron Nietupski OL
26 Dick Perez OL