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1955 [[Script error]]
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ConferencePacific Coast Conference
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1955 record2–7 (0–4 PCC)
Head coachSkip Stahley (2nd season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
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1955 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 UCLA 6 0 0     9 2 0
Oregon State 5 2 0     6 3 0
#16 Stanford 3 2 1     6 3 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 4 0
Washington 4 3 1     5 4 1
#13 USC 3 3 0     6 4 0
California 1 5 1     2 7 1
Washington State 1 5 1     1 7 2
Idaho 0 4 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1955 college football season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Skip Stahley and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one home game in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.

Idaho compiled a 2–7 overall record and lost all four games in the PCC. After seven losses to open, including three straight shutouts, they won their last two games.

The Vandals lost the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, blanked 0–9 at home on October 15.[1][2] Idaho won the previous year in Pullman, the first win over the Cougars since 1925; the next came in 1964. In the rivalry game with Montana, the Vandals ran their winning streak over the Grizzlies to four and retained the Little Brown Stein.[3][4]

Notable playersEdit

This Vandal team had two sophomores who went on to extended careers in professional football.

Jerry Kramer of Sandpoint played eleven seasons at right guard with the Green Bay Packers and won five NFL titles (and the first two Super Bowls) under head coach Vince Lombardi. He was an All-Pro five times and was the lead blocker on the famous Packers sweep. Kramer made the NFL's all-decade team for the 1960s and is the only member of the NFL's 50th anniversary team not in the Hall of Fame.

Wayne Walker of Boise played fifteen seasons with the Detroit Lions as an outside linebacker and was named All-Pro three times. Both were selected in the fourth round of the 1958 NFL Draft; Kramer was 39th overall and Walker 45th, and both were periodic placekickers as pros. (As Vandals, Kramer was the kicker and Walker was the long snapper.)


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  • One game was played on Friday (BYU at Provo, afternoon)


No Vandals were on the All-PCC team or the second team. Honorable mention were fullback Wilbur Gary and sophomore center Wayne Walker.[1][2]

NFL DraftEdit

One junior from the 1955 Vandals was selected in the 1957 NFL Draft:[3]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Dick FosterScript error T 11th 129 Washington Redskins

Four sophomores were selected in the 1958 NFL Draft:[1][2]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Jerry Kramer G 4th 39 Green Bay Packers
Wayne Walker C 4th 45 Detroit Lions
Larry Aldrich E 11th 127 Pittsburgh Steelers
Wade Patterson E 16th 183 Script errorChicago CardinalsScript error


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