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1956 Passing Stats

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Paul Hornung (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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10 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Bob Newman Washington State PCC 91 170 53.5 1240 7.3 6.1 8 8 120.9 43 -63 -1.5 1
2 Claude Benham Columbia Ivy 63 133 47.4 933 7.0 5.1 10 10 116.1 66 54 0.8 2
3 John Brodie Stanford PCC 139 240 57.9 1633 6.8 5.2 12 14 119.9 55 9 0.2
4 Bob Reinhart San Jose State Ind 90 172 52.3 1138 6.6 6.5 10 5 121.3 40 -70 -1.8 2
5 Len Dawson Purdue Big Ten 69 130 53.1 856 6.6 4.2 7 10 110.8 44 23 0.5
6 Guy Martin Colgate Ind 88 170 51.8 1100 6.5 3.6 9 15 105.9 38 65 1.7 1
7 Charlie Arnold Southern Methodist SWC 71 157 45.2 964 6.1 3.1 8 14 95.8 62 -82 -1.3 2
8 Carroll Johnston Brigham Young Skyline 71 167 42.5 945 5.7 2.6 8 15 87.9 24 39 1.6 1
9 Ralph Hunsaker Arizona BIAA 75 148 50.7 823 5.6 2.5 4 12 90.1 83 124 1.5 2
10 Joe Clements Texas SWC 74 151 49.0 793 5.3 1.4 7 16 87.2 60 180 3.0 2