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1956 Tennessee Volunteers Roster

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Record: 10-1, .909 W-L% (4th of 111) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bowden Wyatt (10-1)

PS/G: 25.0 (14th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 8.0 (9th of 111)
SRS: 23.26 (2nd of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.89 (33rd of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 13-7 versus Baylor


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Johnny Majors* QB 36 Cmp, 59 Att, 552 Yds, 5 TD
Al Carter QB 15 Cmp, 31 Att, 236 Yds, 1 TD
Bill Anderson* RB 15 Att, 172 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Jimmy Beutel* RB
Tom Bronson* RB 105 Att, 562 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Stockton Adkins RB 4 Rec, 30 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Bill Bennett RB 4 Rec, 40 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Hilrey Carr RB 5 Att, 17 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Bobby Gordon RB 53 Att, 202 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Bob Hibbard RB
Bobby Sandlin RB 6 Att, 54 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Carl Smith RB 67 Att, 341 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Carroll Young RB 18 Att, 52 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Buddy Cruze* WR 20 Rec, 357 Yds, 17.9 Avg
Roger Urbano* WR 10 Rec, 103 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Edd Cantrell WR 1 Rec, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Carl Hannah WR 2 Rec, 22 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Bruce Burnham* OL
Charlie Coffey* OL
John Gordy* OL
Bubba Howe* OL
Charlie Rader* OL
Bill Johnson OL