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1956 Iowa Hawkeyes Roster

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Record: 9-1, .900 W-L% (6th of 111) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Forest Evashevski (9-1)

PS/G: 21.9 (25th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 8.4 (14th of 111)
SRS: 19.50 (6th of 111) ▪ SOS: 7.90 (22nd of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Rose Bowl 35-19 versus Oregon State


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Ken Ploen* QB 33 Cmp, 64 Att, 386 Yds, 5 TD
Randy Duncan QB 17 Cmp, 41 Att, 168 Yds, 2 TD
Eugene Veit QB 1 Cmp, 12 Att, 18 Yds, 1 TD
Don Dobrino* RB 87 Att, 437 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Bill Happel* RB 103 Att, 430 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Fred Harris* RB 69 Att, 341 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Kevin Furlong RB 8 Att, 44 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Bill Gravel RB 27 Att, 95 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Collins Hagler RB 46 Att, 305 Yds, 6.6 Avg
Jon Janda RB 6 Att, 45 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Delmar Kloewer RB 15 Att, 51 Yds, 3.4 Avg
John Nocera RB 29 Att, 101 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Jim Gibbons* WR 17 Rec, 255 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Frank Gilliam* WR 7 Rec, 94 Yds, 13.4 Avg
Tony Hatch WR
Jeff Langston WR 6 Rec, 47 Yds, 7.8 Avg
Ken Meek WR
Bob Prescott WR 2 Rec, 33 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Frank Bloomquist* OL
Bob Commings* OL
Alex Karras* OL
Dick Klein* OL
Don Suchy* OL
John Burroughs OL
Dick Deasy OL
Hugh Drake OL
Frank Rigney OL
Bill Van Buren OL