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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 (26th 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

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