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1956 Louisiana State Fighting Tigers Roster

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Record: 3-7, .300 W-L% (86th of 111)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Dietzel (3-7)

PS/G: 10.4 (97th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 19.7 (76th of 111)
SRS: 3.03 (51st of 111) ▪ SOS: 10.83 (6th of 111)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
M.C. Reynolds* QB 30 Cmp, 70 Att, 385 Yds, 1 TD
Matt Burns QB 4 Cmp, 17 Att, 81 Yds, 0 TD
Win Turner QB 20 Cmp, 59 Att, 264 Yds, 2 TD
Bob Westerman QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
J.W. Brodnax* RB 121 Att, 452 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Joe May* RB 40 Att, 130 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Jimmy Taylor* RB 117 Att, 552 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Bob DeCrosta RB 27 Att, 103 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Jerry Johnston RB 21 Att, 60 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Ronnie Johnston RB 9 Att, 24 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Don Kozan RB 3 Att, 3 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Olin Renfroe RB 23 Att, 88 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Merle Schexnaildre RB 3 Rec, 31 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Steve Thompson RB 23 Att, 81 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Andy Wenner RB 2 Att, 15 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Billy Hendrix* WR 3 Rec, 83 Yds, 27.7 Avg
John Wood* WR 4 Rec, 97 Yds, 24.3 Avg
Bobby Lott WR 2 Rec, 24 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Jim Mitchell WR
Billy Sheehy WR 4 Rec, 64 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Billy Smith WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Earl Leggett* OL
Ted Paris* OL
Enos Parker* OL
Don Scully* OL
Paul Ziegler* OL
Al Aucoin OL
Ed Cassidy OL
Durwood Graham OL
Larry Kahlden OL