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1956 Vanderbilt Commodores Roster

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Record: 5-5, .500 W-L% (53rd of 111)
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 2-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Arthur Guepe (5-5)

PS/G: 14.7 (67th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 11.3 (37th of 111)
SRS: 5.05 (45th of 111) ▪ SOS: 3.56 (45th 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
Don Orr* QB 17 Cmp, 40 Att, 216 Yds, 2 TD
Ralph Maple QB 3 Cmp, 10 Att, 62 Yds, 1 TD
Boyce Smith QB 27 Cmp, 57 Att, 361 Yds, 1 TD
Jerry Sturm QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Jim Travis QB 1 Cmp, 3 Att, 2 Yds, 0 TD
Jack Hudson* RB 57 Att, 219 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Phil King* RB 129 Att, 651 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Jimmy Ray* RB 57 Att, 234 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Ronald Brown RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Jim Butler RB 71 Att, 258 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Jeff Davis RB 5 Att, 11 Yds, 2.2 Avg
Mike Jabaley RB
Danny McCall RB 17 Att, 87 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Gkika Morgan RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
David Ray RB 6 Att, 24 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Joe Scales RB 2 Att, 5 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Pete Thompson RB 9 Att, 48 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Pete Tkac RB 12 Att, 42 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Bob Laws* WR 4 Rec, 123 Yds, 30.8 Avg
Henry Tyler* WR 4 Rec, 20 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Harold Brown WR 2 Rec, 42 Yds, 21.0 Avg
Bob Taylor WR 12 Rec, 187 Yds, 15.6 Avg
Art Demmas* OL
Billy Grover* OL
Billy Parker* OL
Pat Swan* OL
Lucian Tatum* OL
George Deiderich OL
Dan Jones OL
Jimmy Linville OL
Doyle Richardson OL
Mario Wodka OL