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1956 Michigan Wolverines Roster

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Record: 7-2, .778 W-L% (15th of 111) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bennie Oosterbaan (7-2)

PS/G: 25.9 (10th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 13.7 (49th of 111)
SRS: 22.71 (3rd of 111) ▪ SOS: 11.71 (4th 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
Jim Van Pelt* QB 15 Cmp, 33 Att, 221 Yds, 1 TD
Jim Maddock QB 19 Cmp, 42 Att, 213 Yds, 0 TD
Bob Ptacek QB 15 Cmp, 23 Att, 245 Yds, 3 TD
Terry Barr* RB 60 Att, 366 Yds, 6.1 Avg
John Herrnstein* RB 123 Att, 475 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Jim Pace* RB 103 Att, 498 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Jim Byers RB 22 Att, 77 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Jim Dickey RB 7 Att, 6 Yds, 0.9 Avg
Ed Shannon RB 27 Att, 94 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Mike Shatusky RB 24 Att, 72 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Ron Kramer* WR 18 Rec, 353 Yds, 19.6 Avg
Tom Maentz* WR 6 Rec, 70 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Charlie Brooks WR 5 Rec, 62 Yds, 12.4 Avg
Gary Prahst WR 4 Rec, 42 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Clem Corona* OL
Dick Hill* OL
Jim Orwig* OL
Mike Rotunno* OL
Lionel Sigman* OL
Jim Davies OL
Marv Nyren OL