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1956 Texas Christian Horned Frogs Roster

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (26th of 111) ▪ Rank: 14th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Abe Martin (8-3)

PS/G: 21.0 (29th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 10.0 (25th of 111)
SRS: 15.42 (12th of 111) ▪ SOS: 7.24 (30th of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 28-27 versus Syracuse


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Chuck Curtis* QB 65 Cmp, 134 Att, 1041 Yds, 7 TD
Hunter Enis QB
Dick Finney QB 9 Cmp, 23 Att, 158 Yds, 3 TD
Buddy Dike* RB 129 Att, 712 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Jim Swink* RB 169 Att, 706 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Ken Wineburg* RB 90 Att, 615 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Henry Crowsey RB 18 Att, 37 Yds, 2.1 Avg
Vern Hallbeck RB
Vernon Hallbeck RB 49 Att, 164 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Virgil Miller RB 28 Att, 167 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Jim Shofner RB 44 Att, 129 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Billy Vacek RB
Carlos Vacek RB 14 Att, 47 Yds, 3.4 Avg
John Nikkel* WR 10 Rec, 153 Yds, 15.3 Avg
O'Day Williams* WR 14 Rec, 226 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Chico Mendoza WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Harold Pollard WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
John Sanford WR 2 Rec, 28 Yds, 14.0 Avg
Don Cooper* OL
Norm Hamilton* OL
Jim Ozee* OL
Vern Uecker* OL
Joe Williams* OL
John Groom OL
Jay McCullough OL
John Mitchell OL
Dale Walker OL