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1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 6-1-2, .778 W-L% (15th of 111) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-1-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Murray Warmath (6-1-2)

PS/G: 14.1 (72nd of 111) ▪ PA/G: 9.7 (20th of 111)
SRS: 19.07 (7th of 111) ▪ SOS: 13.07 (1st of 111)


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  • 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
Bob Cox* QB 18 Cmp, 53 Att, 240 Yds, 3 TD
Dick Larson QB 17 Cmp, 36 Att, 184 Yds, 2 TD
Jim Reese QB
Ken Bombardier* RB 48 Att, 213 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Richard Borstad* RB 47 Att, 199 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Bob Schultz* RB 62 Att, 290 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Norman Anderson RB 5 Att, 26 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Bob Blakley RB 42 Att, 191 Yds, 4.5 Avg
William Chorske RB 6 Att, 23 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Dave Lindblom RB 33 Att, 91 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Pinky McNamara RB 24 Att, 80 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Bob Soltis RB 5 Att, 31 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Rhody Tuszka RB 45 Att, 156 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Perry Gehring* WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Tom Juhl* WR 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Dick Fairchild WR 1 Rec, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Jon Jelacic WR 2 Rec, 28 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Bob Schmidt WR 2 Rec, 39 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Ken Schultz WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Paul Barrington* OL
Bob Hobert* OL
Dean Maas* OL
Bob Rasmussen* OL
Frank Youso* OL
Ed Buckingham OL
Dave Burkholder OL
Dave Herbold OL
Kelvin Kleber OL