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1956 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 4-6, .400 W-L% (65th of 111)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (4-6)

PS/G: 16.0 (57th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 16.9 (65th of 111)
SRS: 6.54 (40th of 111) ▪ SOS: 7.84 (24th 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
King Hill* QB 47 Cmp, 85 Att, 669 Yds, 3 TD
Frank Ryan QB 60 Cmp, 109 Att, 704 Yds, 4 TD
Raymond Chilton* RB 92 Att, 405 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Jerry Hall* RB 7 Att, 28 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Bobby Williams* RB 57 Att, 201 Yds, 3.5 Avg
G.F. Alsbrook RB 35 Att, 213 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Pat Bailey RB 13 Att, 95 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Howard Hoelscher RB 30 Att, 210 Yds, 7.0 Avg
David Kelley RB 15 Att, 91 Yds, 6.1 Avg
Dan Shuford RB 33 Att, 140 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Jack Throckmorton RB 6 Att, 33 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Kenneth Williams RB 41 Att, 223 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Paul Zipperlen RB 7 Att, 40 Yds, 5.7 Avg
James Briggs* WR 4 Rec, 54 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Buddy Dial* WR 21 Rec, 357 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Twyman Ash WR 5 Rec, 55 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Lanny Fife WR 1 Rec, 24 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Donald Gee WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
John Held WR 11 Rec, 119 Yds, 10.8 Avg
Gene Jones WR 2 Rec, 24 Yds, 12.0 Avg
David Mantor WR 2 Rec, 17 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Don Gillis* OL
Matt Gorges* OL
Charley Thompson* OL
Orville Trask* OL
Larry Whitmore* OL
Cliff McCraw OL
J.D. Smith OL