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1956 Virginia Cavaliers Roster

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Record: 3-7, .300 W-L% (86th of 111)
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 1-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ben Martin (3-7)

PS/G: 9.2 (104th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 16.7 (62nd of 111)
SRS: -3.98 (77th of 111) ▪ SOS: 2.02 (52nd 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
Nelson Yarbrough* QB 43 Cmp, 91 Att, 626 Yds, 2 TD
Whitey Clarke QB 31 Cmp, 70 Att, 269 Yds, 0 TD
Fred Russell QB 2 Cmp, 6 Att, -3 Yds, 0 TD
Reece Whitley QB 2 Cmp, 9 Att, 27 Yds, 0 TD
Jim Bakhtiar* RB 203 Att, 879 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Ralph Kneeland* RB 42 Att, 103 Yds, 2.5 Avg
Sonny Randle* RB 31 Att, 102 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Kelly Buskell RB 12 Att, 41 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Alvin Cash RB 46 Att, 149 Yds, 3.2 Avg
George Crichton RB 5 Att, 10 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Ron Jenkins RB 18 Att, 33 Yds, 1.8 Avg
Nick Lawyer RB 4 Att, 15 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Jim Roberson RB 20 Att, 54 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Duane Shelton RB 2 Att, 4 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Bob Gunderman* WR 15 Rec, 153 Yds, 10.2 Avg
Fred Polzer* WR 24 Rec, 221 Yds, 9.2 Avg
Calvin Fowler WR
Tucker McLaughlin WR 8 Rec, 74 Yds, 9.3 Avg
Bob Williams WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Jay Corson* OL
Henry Jordan* OL
Jim Keyser* OL
Ron Melnik* OL
Harold Outten* OL
Bob Canevari OL
Don Kovach OL
Jim St. Clair OL