1956 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-3
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Buddy Parker (9-3)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1956 Detroit Lions Roster
1956 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 9 wins and 3 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division. Buddy Parker coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Bobby Layne24412952.919097.893.7177.07062.0
Harry Gilmer462758.73036.648.736.54180.3
Jug Girard11100.01919.000.000.019118.8
Jerry Reichow6350.0193.200.0116.71417.4
Don McIlhenny100.
Howard Cassady200.000.000.0150.000.0
Bill Stits100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gene Gedman1354793.533 7
Howard Cassady974134.333 0
Don McIlhenny873724.330 3
Leon Hart763484.646 5
Bobby Layne461693.720 5
Bill Bowman20844.213 1
Jug Girard17673.911 0
Tom Tracy12322.70
Harry Gilmer8192.40
Yale Lary11010.010 0
Dave Middleton393.010 0
Dorne Dibble188.00
Jerry Reichow111.00
Bill Stits300.00
Totals50720114.046 21


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Middleton3960615.556 5
Dorne Dibble3259718.756 2
Jim Doran2544817.931 0
Gene Gedman151429.543 1
Leon Hart141168.329 1
Howard Cassady9839.221 0
Don McIlhenny8708.821 2
Bill Bowman5346.818 1
Jerry Reichow46315.841 1
Bill Stits35217.327 0
Jug Girard33311.016 0
Tom Tracy362.00
Totals160225014.156 13


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bobby Layne3333100.0151280.069
Jim Martin33100.010440.015


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Yale Lary42169840.441
Jug Girard1044844.854

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Howard Cassady13836.434 0
Jack Christiansen67312.266 1
Yale Lary22703.238 0
Jug Girard273.50
Totals432335.466 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Howard Cassady1638223.942 0
Jack Christiansen611619.322 0
Yale Lary47619.029 0
Bill Stits34816.019 0
Bill Bowman12424.024 0
Charlie Ane11919.019 0
Jim Salsbury11313.013 0
Jerry Reichow199.00
Totals3368720.842 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Yale Lary818222.873 1
Jack Christiansen810913.633 0
Jim David740.60
Bob Long24723.540 0
Bill Stits11111.011 0
Joe Schmidt177.00
Carl Karilivacz100.00
Totals2836012.973 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
Bobby Layne51233099
Gene Gedman7100048
Leon Hart5100036
Don McIlhenny3200030
Dave Middleton0500030
Jim Martin43015
Dorne Dibble0200012
Bill Bowman11000012
Yale Lary00010006
Jerry Reichow0100006
Jack Christiansen1000006


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