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1956 Kansas Jayhawks Roster

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Record: 3-6-1, .350 W-L% (77th of 111)
Conference: Big 7  ▪ Conference Record: 2-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Chuck Mather (3-6-1)

PS/G: 16.3 (53rd of 111) ▪ PA/G: 21.5 (87th of 111)
SRS: -1.16 (62nd of 111) ▪ SOS: 4.24 (43rd of 111)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Wally Strauch* QB 32 Cmp, 80 Att, 596 Yds, 5 TD
Bob Marshall QB 2 Cmp, 17 Att, 39 Yds, 0 TD
Dave Preston QB 2 Cmp, 16 Att, 46 Yds, 0 TD
Glenn Swengros QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Homer Floyd* RB 134 Att, 638 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Charles McCue* RB 100 Att, 453 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Bobby Robinson* RB 50 Att, 227 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Jerry Baker RB 15 Att, 35 Yds, 2.3 Avg
John Francisco RB 77 Att, 263 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Bob Hoesing RB 12 Att, 46 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Bill Horn RB 4 Att, 10 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Ray Lane RB 1 Att, 2 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Terry McIntosh RB
H.C. Palmer RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Ted Rohde RB 18 Att, 63 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Ernie Russell RB 25 Att, 100 Yds, 4.0 Avg
John Traylor RB 3 Att, 4 Yds, 1.3 Avg
Jim Letcavits* WR 14 Rec, 246 Yds, 17.6 Avg
Don Martin* WR
Bill Bell WR 3 Rec, 32 Yds, 10.7 Avg
Bruce Brenner WR 1 Rec, 20 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Lynn McCarthy WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Frank Black* OL
Frank Gibson* OL
Jim Hull* OL
Bob Kraus* OL
Don Pfutzenreuter* OL
Bob Lewis OL
Ed Prelock OL
Paul Swoboda OL
Galen Wahlmeier OL