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1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 4-6, .400 W-L% (65th of 111)
Conference: Big 7  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pete Elliott (4-6)

PS/G: 12.5 (84th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 20.6 (83rd of 111)
SRS: -1.79 (66th of 111) ▪ SOS: 3.41 (46th 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
George Harshman* QB 2 Cmp, 11 Att, 20 Yds, 0 TD
Gordon Englert QB 8 Cmp, 17 Att, 73 Yds, 1 TD
Roy Stinnett QB 12 Cmp, 22 Att, 171 Yds, 1 TD
Jerry Brown* RB 129 Att, 690 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Frank Nappi* RB 61 Att, 75 Yds, 1.2 Avg
Larry Naviaux* RB 73 Att, 403 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Bennie Dillard RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
William Dean Flock RB 3 Att, 12 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Leo George RB 32 Att, 109 Yds, 3.4 Avg
William Greenlaw RB 43 Att, 151 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Willie Greenlaw RB
Gene Haman RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
William Hawkins RB 42 Att, 254 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Richard Lehr RB 1 Att, 5 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Dick McCashland RB 16 Att, 61 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Darrel Pinkston RB 6 Att, -3 Yds, -0.5 Avg
Douglas Thomas RB 18 Att, 61 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Marlin Hilding* WR 7 Rec, 84 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Michael Lee* WR 3 Rec, 28 Yds, 9.3 Avg
Clarence Cook WR 5 Rec, 88 Yds, 17.6 Avg
William Edwards WR 1 Rec, 44 Yds, 44.0 Avg
Stuart Howerter WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Dick Prusia WR
Gene Sandage WR
Bob Berguin* OL
Don Kampe* OL
Jim Murphy* OL
LaVerne Torczon* OL
Jerry Wheeler* OL
Jack Fleming OL
Max Kitzelman OL
Art Klein OL
Jerry Petersen OL
Don Rhoda OL