American Football Database
1956 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1956 record7–1 (4–0–1 MAC)
Head coachJohn Pont (1st season)
Home stadiumMiami Field
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Template:1956 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1956 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1956 college football season. In its first season under head coach John Pont, Miami compiled a 7–1 record (4–0–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, held five of nine opponents to seven points or less, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 159 to 83.[1]

Mack Yoho was the team captain.[2] The team's statistical leaders included Dave Thelen with 635 rushing yards, Tom Dimitroff with 349 passing yards, and Charles Brockmeyer with 60 receiving yards.[3]


  1. "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide". 2005. pp. 117, 122. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.
  3. 2005 Media Guide, p. 169.