|1956 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football|
|Conference||Middle Three Conference|
|1956 record||3–7 (1–1 Middle Three)|
|Head coach||John Stiegman (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Rutgers Stadium|
The 1956 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach John Stiegman, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 3–7 record and were outscored by their opponents 240 to 117. The team's statistical leaders included William Gatyas with 450 passing yards, Billy Austin 380 rushing yards and Jay Hunton with 408 receiving yards.
- "1956 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/rutgers/1956-schedule.html. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- "Rutgers Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/r/rutgers/1955-1959_yearly_results.php. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- "1956 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/rutgers/1956.html. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
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