1956 Cleveland Browns Statistics

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 Roster
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.

Defensively, 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, while Dante Lavelli contributed to the receiving game also.

Don Paul seized 7 opponent throws.

Paul Brown coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Tommy O'Connell964243.85515.744.288.34641.6
Babe Parilli492449.04098.336.1714.36858.5
George Ratterman573968.43987.011.835.34672.1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Preston Carpenter1887564.030 0
Ed Modzelewski1074314.023 2
Fred Morrison833404.141 1
Maurice Bassett411293.112 1
Babe Parilli18653.619 0
Tommy O'Connell24401.711 2
Billy Kinard12727.027 1
Ray Renfro4246.010 0
George Ratterman10191.911 1
Bob Smith2105.00
Skeet Quinlan242.00
Totals48018453.841 8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Pete Brewster2841714.941 1
Dante Lavelli2034417.268 1
Ray Renfro1732519.146 4
Preston Carpenter161247.834 0
Ed Modzelewski10272.70
Fred Morrison6294.810 1
Skeet Quinlan46315.831 0
Maurice Bassett4297.231 1
Totals105135812.968 8


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lou Groza1818100.0201155.051


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Fred Morrison38156141.170
Horace Gillom1253644.753

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Konz1318714.465 1
Don Paul171036.117 0
Preston Carpenter11818.018 0
Skeet Quinlan1090.90
Totals413177.765 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Preston Carpenter1538125.442 0
Skeet Quinlan921924.350 0
Billy Kinard719628.056 0
Fred Morrison11717.017 0
Bob Smith11414.014 0
Chuck Weber133.00
Totals3483024.456 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Don Paul719027.142 1
Ken Konz4348.528 0
Warren Lahr33311.018 0
Chuck Noll11313.013 0
Galen Fiss144.00
Don Colo100.00
Junior Wren100.00
Totals1827415.242 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
Lou Groza1118051
Ray Renfro0400024
Tommy O'Connell200012
Maurice Bassett1100012
Fred Morrison11000012
Ed Modzelewski2000012
Billy Kinard100006
Chuck Noll010006
Ken Konz100006
Don Paul010006
George Ratterman10006
Pete Brewster10006
Dante Lavelli10006
Junior Wren000012


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