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1956 Michigan State Spartans Roster

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Record: 7-2, .778 W-L% (15th of 111) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Duffy Daugherty (7-2)

PS/G: 26.6 (7th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 9.7 (20th of 111)
SRS: 18.97 (8th of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.86 (34th 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 Pat Wilson* QB 20 Cmp, 39 Att, 414 Yds, 1 TD
2 Jim Ninowski QB 13 Cmp, 31 Att, 237 Yds, 4 TD
3 Mike Panitch QB 11 Cmp, 18 Att, 137 Yds, 2 TD
4 Don Gilbert* RB 48 Att, 260 Yds, 5.4 Avg
5 Walt Kowalczyk* RB 42 Att, 128 Yds, 3.0 Avg
6 Clarence Peaks* RB 52 Att, 235 Yds, 4.5 Avg
7 Donald Arend RB 29 Att, 208 Yds, 7.2 Avg
8 Jim Chidester RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
9 Rudy Gaddini RB 4 Att, 17 Yds, 4.3 Avg
10 Bob Handloser RB 24 Att, 140 Yds, 5.8 Avg
11 Art Johnson RB 24 Att, 108 Yds, 4.5 Avg
12 Blanche Martin RB 37 Att, 134 Yds, 3.6 Avg
13 Dennis Mendyk RB 85 Att, 495 Yds, 5.8 Avg
14 Jim Wulff RB 34 Att, 123 Yds, 3.6 Avg
15 Vic Zucco RB 15 Att, 145 Yds, 9.7 Avg
16 Dave Kaiser* WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
17 Tony Kolodziej* WR 7 Rec, 221 Yds, 31.6 Avg
18 Harold Dukes WR 5 Rec, 105 Yds, 21.0 Avg
19 Larry Harding WR 3 Rec, 72 Yds, 24.0 Avg
20 Jim Hinesly WR 9 Rec, 131 Yds, 14.6 Avg
21 Sam Williams WR 2 Rec, 59 Yds, 29.5 Avg
22 Pat Burke* OL
23 Dan Currie* OL
24 Ellison Kelly* OL
25 John Matsko* OL
26 Tom Saidock* OL
27 Don Berger OL
28 Archie Matsos OL
29 Fran O'Brien OL
30 Robert Popp DB
31 Don Zysk DB