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1956 Syracuse Orange Roster

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Record: 7-2, .778 W-L% (15th of 111) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ben Schwartzwalder (7-2)

PS/G: 25.6 (11th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 13.0 (44th of 111)
SRS: 12.71 (17th of 111) ▪ SOS: 3.82 (44th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 28-27 versus Texas Christian


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Chuck Zimmerman* QB 18 Cmp, 42 Att, 272 Yds, 2 TD
Ferd Kuczala QB 3 Cmp, 9 Att, 65 Yds, 1 TD
Fred Kuczala QB
Jim Brown* RB 158 Att, 986 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Al Cann* RB 46 Att, 306 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Jim Ridlon* RB 71 Att, 267 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Ed Ackley RB 11 Att, 29 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Dan Ciervo RB 13 Att, 56 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Ed Coffin RB 41 Att, 147 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Dean Danigelis RB 6 Att, 55 Yds, 9.2 Avg
Dan Fogarty RB 5 Att, 12 Yds, 2.4 Avg
Ernie Jackson RB 5 Att, 13 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Tom Stephens RB 2 Rec, 21 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Nick Baccile* WR 3 Rec, 89 Yds, 29.7 Avg
Dick Lasse* WR 5 Rec, 124 Yds, 24.8 Avg
Dick Aloise WR 3 Rec, 44 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Don Althouse WR
Ed Bailey* OL
Bill Brown* OL
Jerry Cashman* OL
Rudy Farmer* OL
Chuck Strid* OL
Mike Bill OL
Gerry Hershey OL
Joe Krivak OL