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1956 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 7-7 14
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Postseason: 1-2 Lost Final
Coach: Jim Trimble (7-7)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1956 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1956 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses for 14 points, finishing second in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

Hamilton moved the ball well, scoring 383 points, while the defensive squad yielded 385. Tony Curcillo threw for 1,726 yards. Paul Dekker led all receivers, grabbing 27 receptions, while Hal Waggoner contributed 585 receiving yards.

Cookie Gilchrist carried the pigskin for a team-high 832 yards for the Tiger-Cats.

Ray Truant picked off 8 opponent throws.

Jim Trimble coached the team. The 1956 Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in the Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Tony Curcillo1528354.6172611.41811.82013.28094.8
Norbert Wirkowski1337354.99997.5118.386.08281.6
Ronnie Knox663959.16099.257.646.16089.8
Bobby Dawson15746.7956.316.700.02389.6
Hal Waggoner11100.02222.000.000.022118.8
Cam Fraser100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cookie Gilchrist1308326.476 3
Theodore Robinson1005775.852 3
Tony Curcillo393358.634 4
Tommy Grant371333.612 1
Hal Waggoner371323.623 1
Zollie Toth221135.114 2
Johnny Fedosoff221125.115 0
Ralph Goldston18744.122 1
Norbert Wirkowski10585.814 0
Steve Oneschuk11413.718 0
Ronnie Knox14352.516 0
Lou Kusserow7233.30
Ray Truant351.70
Ralph Toohy040
Davey West111.00
Bobby Dawson6-9-1.50
Totals45724665.476 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Dekker2747717.761 2
Hal Waggoner2658522.580 5
Ralph Goldston2039719.875 7
Cookie Gilchrist1827915.540 2
Theodore Robinson1824213.482 3
Jack Bighead1622814.226 1
Don Luft1522414.924 2
Howard Schnellenberger1418413.130 2
Tommy Grant1023623.651 1
Davey West1020520.534 5
Ron Howell610517.533 2
Steve Oneschuk55711.424 1
Lou Kusserow5428.413 0
Johnny Fedosoff46015.027 1
Zollie Toth4328.011 0
Ralph Toohy37424.736 1
Ray Truant22412.013 0
Totals203345117.082 35


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Steve Oneschuk514282.44125.02000047
Chet Miksza00100.0011
Cookie Gilchrist0000000011


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Cam Fraser121556646.07710
Ronnie Knox27839.0460

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Fedosoff493867.931 0
Davey West353008.637 0
Ron Howell141077.626 0
Bobby Dawson11777.017 0
Ray Truant100.00
Totals1108758.037 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cookie Gilchrist1534422.941 0
Tommy Grant1733319.660 0
Hal Waggoner1023823.852 0
Davey West712417.728 0
Steve Oneschuk66110.213 0
Theodore Robinson34414.722 0
Johnny Fedosoff34314.322 0
Zollie Toth24120.522 0
Ron Howell13838.028 0
Ralph Goldston200.00
Totals66126619.260 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Truant88911.130 1
Theodore Robinson37926.332 1
Hal Waggoner3113.711 0
Bobby Dawson25226.027 0
Johnny Fedosoff2178.517 0
John Irvine2147.010 0
Cookie Gilchrist273.50
Steve Oneschuk12929.029 0
Ralph Goldston12727.027 0
Totals2432513.532 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Steve Oneschuk0100142253
Ralph Goldston170000048
Theodore Robinson330100042
Hal Waggoner150000036
Cookie Gilchrist320000131
Davey West050000030
Tony Curcillo400024
Howard Schnellenberger2100018
Tommy Grant110000012
Zollie Toth20000012
Ron Howell20000012
Don Luft200012
Ray Truant0001100012
Paul Dekker200012
Cam Fraser001010
Johnny Fedosoff010000006
Ralph Toohy010006
Jack Bighead10006
Chet Miksza0011


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