1956 Cleveland Browns Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-7
Finishing 4th in the NFL's East Division
Coach: Paul Brown (5-7)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1956 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1956 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 5 wins and 7 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's East Division.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Browns conceded 177 points, the lowest total in the circuit. Cleveland labored to change the scoreboard with just 167 points. Preston Carpenter ran for a team-leading 756 yards.

Tommy O'Connell tossed for 551 yards, while Babe Parilli and George Ratterman took a significant amount of snaps, too. Pete Brewster snagged 28 passes for 417 yards. Dante Lavelli provided receiving help also.

Don Paul seized 7 opponent throws.

Paul Brown coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
30Maurice BassettFBApril 26, 19316'1"230LangstonChickasha, OK USA120
60Harold BradleyRGOctober 13, 19296'2"230IowaChicago, IL USA120
88Pete BrewsterLESeptember 1, 19306'3"210PurdueAdams City, IN USA1212
40Preston CarpenterKRJanuary 24, 19346'2"190ArkansasHayti, MO USA120
70Don ColoRDTJanuary 5, 19256'3"252BrownEast Bridgewater, MA USA120
35Galen FissRLBJuly 10, 19316'0"227KansasJohnson, KS USA120
80Len FordRDEFebruary 18, 19266'4"245Morgan St.Washington, DC USA120
62Herschel ForesterGApril 14, 19316'0"230SMUDallas, TX USA120
79Bob GainDT-DE-MG-TJune 21, 19296'3"256KentuckyAkron, OH USA120
52Frank GatskiCMarch 18, 19226'3"233MarshallFarmington, WV USA120
64Abe GibronLGSeptember 22, 19255'11"243ValparaisoMichigan City, IN USA70
84Horace GillomE-DEMarch 3, 19216'1"221Ohio St.Roanoke, AL USA50
64Donald GossT-DTMay 19, 19336'5"260SMUDallas, TX USA60
76Lou GrozaKJanuary 25, 19246'3"240Ohio St.Martins Ferry, OH USA120
78Art HunterC-TApril 24, 19336'4"245Notre DameFairport Harbor, OH USA80
36Billy KinardDB-HBDecember 16, 19336'0"189MississippiJackson, MS USA70
72John KissellLDTMay 14, 19236'3"245Boston Col.Nashua, NH USA120
22Ken KonzLSSeptember 25, 19285'10"184LSUWeimar, TX USA120
24Warren LahrLDHSeptember 5, 19235'11"189Case Western ReserveMount Zion, PA USA120
86Dante LavelliREFebruary 23, 19236'0"191Ohio St.Hudson, OH USA110
69John MacerelliT-GNovember 2, 19306'2"230St. VincentMuse, PA USA120
82Carlton MasseyLDEJanuary 17, 19306'4"221Southwestern (TX)Rockwall, TX USA120
74Mike McCormackRTJune 21, 19306'4"246KansasChicago, IL USA120
34Walt MichaelsMLBOctober 16, 19296'0"231Washington & LeeSwoyersville, PA USA120
36Ed ModzelewskiFBJanuary 13, 19296'0"217MarylandWest Natrona, PA USA80
32Fred MorrisonFB-HBOctober 7, 19266'2"215Ohio St.Columbus, OH USA120
65Chuck NollLLBJanuary 5, 19326'1"220DaytonCleveland, OH USA120
15Tommy O'ConnellQBSeptember 26, 19305'11"187Notre DameChicago, IL USA75
54Sam PalumboLB-CJune 7, 19326'2"226Notre DameCleveland, OH USA120
18Babe ParilliQBMay 7, 19306'1"196KentuckyRochester, PA USA53
20Don PaulPRJuly 23, 19266'0"187Washington St.Tacoma, WA USA120
44Johnny PetitbonRSJune 4, 19315'11"186Notre DameNew Orleans, LA USA120
43Skeet QuinlanHBJune 22, 19285'11"173TCUSan Angelo, TX USA60
16George RattermanQBNovember 12, 19266'0"192Notre DameCincinnati, OH USA44
26Ray RenfroLHNovember 7, 19296'1"190North TexasWhitesboro, TX USA120
84Jim SmithG-T-DEFebruary 27, 19326'3"241BaylorWest Columbia, TX USA60
43Bob SmithHBFebruary 23, 19335'10"195NebraskaCouncil Bluffs, IA USA20
83Chuck WeberLB-DE-GMarch 25, 19306'1"229West ChesterPhiladelphia, PA USA40
42Junior WrenDBDecember 10, 19296'0"192MissouriKansas City, MO USA120



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