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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.

TransactionsEdit

  • 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]

ScheduleEdit

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

StandingsEdit

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

RosterEdit

No.NameAgePosGGSWtHtCollege/UnivBirth DateYrsDrafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82Bob Boyd28E-DB1202016-2Loyola Marymount3/7/19286
10Rudy Bukich24QB301956-1IowaUSC3/15/19323Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
25Don Burroughs25DB1201906-4Colorado St.8/19/19311
88Bob Carey26E702196-5Michigan St.2/8/19304Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 13th pick / 1952
41Jim Cason29DB-HB1201716-0LSU7/25/19278Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
23Jesse Castete23DB301805-11McNeese St.9/3/1933RookChicago Bears / 24th / 287th pick / 1956
84Leon Clarke* 23E-FL1202326-4USC1/10/1933RookLos Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
50Dick Daugherty27G-LB
C
1202196-1Oregon3/31/19295Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
60Jack Ellena25G-LB902256-1UCLA10/27/19311Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1953
80Tom Fears33E202166-2Santa ClaraUCLA12/3/19238Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
68Sid Fournet24G-LB
DB
1202356-0LSU8/27/19321Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
75Bob Fry26T-G1202356-4Kentucky11/11/19303Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
58Bob Griffin27LB-C602356-3Arkansas2/12/19293Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
65Art Hauser27DT
T-G
1202376-0Xavier (OH)6/19/19292Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
40Elroy Hirsch33E-HB
DE
1201906-2WisconsinMichigan6/17/192310Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
63John Hock*29G1202306-2Santa Clara3/7/19276Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
46Bob Holladay24DB401755-11Tulsa3/13/1932Rook
79Glenn Holtzman26T-DE1202506-3North Texas10/9/19301Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 310th pick / 1954
34Joe Marconi22FB1202256-2West Virginia2/6/1934RookLos Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
62Bud McFadin*28DT-DG
LB-G
1202606-3Texas8/21/19284Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
81Paul Miller*26DE1202266-2LSU11/8/19302Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
89Ron Miller23E702006-4USC4/17/1933Rook
31Larry Morris23LB-FB
HB
702266-2Georgia Tech12/10/19331Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
51John Morrow23C-G1202446-3Michigan4/27/1933RookLos Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
28Brad Myers27B-E501976-1Bucknell2/14/19293Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 108th pick / 1953
73Ken Panfil26T602626-6Purdue9/16/1930RookLos Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
56Hugh Pitts22LB-C902236-2TCU4/8/1934RookLos Angeles Rams / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1956
61Duane Putnam*28G12122286-0Pacific9/5/19284Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
21Skeet Quinlan28HB201735-11TCUSan Diego St.6/22/19284Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
48Les Richter*+26LB-MG1202386-3California10/6/19302Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
43Will Sherman29DB1201906-2St. Mary's (CA)10/20/19274New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
22Rex Shiver24DB801906-0Miami (FL)1/1/1932Rook
70Charlie Toogood29DT
T-G
702326-0Nebraska7/16/19275Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
11Norm Van Brocklin30QB1241906-1Oregon3/15/19267Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
9Billy Wade26QB1282026-2Vanderbilt10/4/19302Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
27Ron Waller23HB901805-11Maryland2/14/19331Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
83Duane Wardlow24DE902156-4Washington7/2/19322 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 130th pick / 1954
44Jesse Whittenton22DB12121936-0Texas-El Paso5/9/1934RookLos Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
37Tommy Wilson24HB-FB1202036-0none9/1/1932Rook
35Tank Younger28FB-LB
HB
1202256-3Grambling St.6/25/19287
Team Total 26.0 12213.96-1.82.8
ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.10, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Chicago Cardinals Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago Bears
New York Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
Washington San Francisco
1956 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl

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