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1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 9-7 18
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Semifinal
Coach: Allie Sherman (9-7)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses for 18 points, finishing third in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Defensively, the Blue Bombers paced the circuit with just 228 points allowed. Winnipeg chalked up 315 points. Bob McNamara rushed for a team-high 1,101 yards.

Eagle Day passed for 1,814 yards. Bud Grant caught 63 balls for 970 yards.

Gordie Rowland intercepted 5 opponent throws.

Allie Sherman coached the team. The 1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost in the Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Eagle Day25413753.918147.172.8124.75366.3
Buddy Leake914347.38199.055.51112.17557.7
Barry Roseborough10550.0707.000.000.02572.9
Bob McNamara11100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob McNamara17811016.230 13
Bob Davenport1406774.824 2
Buddy Leake1566334.137 6
Eagle Day1644772.953 4
Elton Taylor11655.911 0
Jack Hutchinson9637.012 0
Pepe Latourelle5183.60
Ron Kelly100.00
Totals66430344.653 25


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bud Grant6397015.453 1
Bob McNamara3651214.275 4
Al Bruno3257918.149 1
Buddy Leake1824013.348 4
Bob Davenport121058.815 2
Glenn McWhinney912814.222 0
Tom Miner56713.428 0
Pepe Latourelle4307.522 0
Elton Taylor33511.719 0
Eagle Day22110.513 0
Ron Kelly11515.015 0
Norm Rauhaus177.00
Totals186270914.675 12


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Tom Miner6233.315853.3251271653.366028
Buddy Leake323093.85480.00000042
Bob McNamara200.000000


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Gerry Vincent56213138.1631
Eagle Day47179538.2591
Barry Roseborough2798036.3492
Buddy Leake25929.5591

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gordie Rowland442656.025 0
Pepe Latourelle472545.418 0
Glenn McWhinney351614.611 0
Al Bruno2136.513 0
Bud Grant155.00
Stan Canakes100.00
Totals1307105.525 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob McNamara925328.141 0
Pepe Latourelle1020120.134 0
Elton Taylor817321.630 0
Gordie Rowland512525.032 0
Bob Davenport36220.724 0
Buddy Leake35919.730 0
Bud Grant12929.029 0
Glenn McWhinney11818.018 0
Jack Hutchinson11616.016 0
Barry Roseborough177.00
Tom Miner166.00
Buddy Alliston100.00
Totals4494921.641 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gordie Rowland55410.828 0
Elton Taylor410827.070 1
Norm Rauhaus4358.818 0
Keith Pearce3237.717 0
Al Bruno22110.521 0
Buddy Alliston2157.515 0
Buddy Leake273.50
Bud Grant263.00
Nick Miller200.00
Bob McNamara200.00
Bob Haas100.00
Totals292699.370 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Buddy Leake64004301103
Bob McNamara134000000102
Tom Miner00082228
Eagle Day4000125
Bob Davenport22000024
Bud Grant100000006
Cec Luining10006
Al Bruno10000006
Elton Taylor000100006
Barry Roseborough00022
Gerry Vincent00011


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