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1956 Los Angeles Rams season
Head Coach Sid Gillman
Home Field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 4-8
Place T-5th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 19th year with the National Football League and the 11th season in Los Angeles.

Transactions

  • July 27, 1956: Andy Robustelli was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the New York Giants in exchange for the Giants First Round selection.[1]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles W 27-7
54,412
2 October 7, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers L 33-30
54,589
3 October 14, 1956 at Detroit Lions L 24-21
56,281
4 October 21, 1956 at Green Bay Packers L 42-17
24,200
5 October 28, 1956 Detroit Lions L 16-7
76,758
6 November 4, 1956 Chicago Bears L 35-24
69,894
7 November 11, 1956 San Francisco 49ers W 30-6
69,828
8 November 18, 1956 at Chicago Bears L 30-21
48,102
9 November 25, 1956 at Baltimore Colts L 56-21
40,321
10 December 2, 1956 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 30-13
20,450
11 December 9, 1956 Baltimore Colts W 31-7
51,037
12 December 16, 1956 Green Bay Packers W 49-21
45,209

Standings

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 9 2 1 .818 363 246 W-2
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 300 188 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 5 6 1 .455 233 284 W-3
Baltimore Colts 5 7 0 .417 270 322 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 8 0 .333 291 307 W-2
Green Bay Packers 4 8 0 .333 264 342 L-2

Roster

No. Name Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ Birth Date Yrs Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Bob Boyd 28 E-DB 12 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 6
10 Rudy Bukich 24 QB 3 0 195 6-1 IowaUSC 3/15/1932 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
25 Don Burroughs 25 DB 12 0 190 6-4 Colorado St. 8/19/1931 1
88 Bob Carey 26 E 7 0 219 6-5 Michigan St. 2/8/1930 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 13th pick / 1952
41 Jim Cason 29 DB-HB 12 0 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 8 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
23 Jesse Castete 23 DB 3 0 180 5-11 McNeese St. 9/3/1933 Rook Chicago Bears / 24th / 287th pick / 1956
84 Leon Clarke* 23 E-FL 12 0 232 6-4 USC 1/10/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
50 Dick Daugherty 27 G-LB
C
12 0 219 6-1 Oregon 3/31/1929 5 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
60 Jack Ellena 25 G-LB 9 0 225 6-1 UCLA 10/27/1931 1 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1953
80 Tom Fears 33 E 2 0 216 6-2 Santa ClaraUCLA 12/3/1923 8 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
68 Sid Fournet 24 G-LB
DB
12 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
75 Bob Fry 26 T-G 12 0 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
58 Bob Griffin 27 LB-C 6 0 235 6-3 Arkansas 2/12/1929 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
65 Art Hauser 27 DT
T-G
12 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
40 Elroy Hirsch 33 E-HB
DE
12 0 190 6-2 WisconsinMichigan 6/17/1923 10 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
63 John Hock* 29 G 12 0 230 6-2 Santa Clara 3/7/1927 6 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
46 Bob Holladay 24 DB 4 0 175 5-11 Tulsa 3/13/1932 Rook
79 Glenn Holtzman 26 T-DE 12 0 250 6-3 North Texas 10/9/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 310th pick / 1954
34 Joe Marconi 22 FB 12 0 225 6-2 West Virginia 2/6/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
62 Bud McFadin* 28 DT-DG
LB-G
12 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
81 Paul Miller* 26 DE 12 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
89 Ron Miller 23 E 7 0 200 6-4 USC 4/17/1933 Rook
31 Larry Morris 23 LB-FB
HB
7 0 226 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/10/1933 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
51 John Morrow 23 C-G 12 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
28 Brad Myers 27 B-E 5 0 197 6-1 Bucknell 2/14/1929 3 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 108th pick / 1953
73 Ken Panfil 26 T 6 0 262 6-6 Purdue 9/16/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
56 Hugh Pitts 22 LB-C 9 0 223 6-2 TCU 4/8/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1956
61 Duane Putnam* 28 G 12 12 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
21 Skeet Quinlan 28 HB 2 0 173 5-11 TCUSan Diego St. 6/22/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
48 Les Richter*+ 26 LB-MG 12 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 2 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
43 Will Sherman 29 DB 12 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 4 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
22 Rex Shiver 24 DB 8 0 190 6-0 Miami (FL) 1/1/1932 Rook
70 Charlie Toogood 29 DT
T-G
7 0 232 6-0 Nebraska 7/16/1927 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 QB 12 4 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 7 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
9 Billy Wade 26 QB 12 8 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
27 Ron Waller 23 HB 9 0 180 5-11 Maryland 2/14/1933 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
83 Duane Wardlow 24 DE 9 0 215 6-4 Washington 7/2/1932 2 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 130th pick / 1954
44 Jesse Whittenton 22 DB 12 12 193 6-0 Texas-El Paso 5/9/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
37 Tommy Wilson 24 HB-FB 12 0 203 6-0 none 9/1/1932 Rook
35 Tank Younger 28 FB-LB
HB
12 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 7
Team Total 26.0 12 213.9 6-1.8 2.8

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)

References

  1. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.10, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
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