1956 Green Bay Packers season

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1956 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Lisle Blackbourn
Home field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 4–8
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Green Bay Packers season was their 36th in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–8 record under coach Lisle Blackbourn, earning them a fifth-place finish in the Western Conference.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1956 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Jack Losch Halfback Miami (FL)
2 20 Forrest Gregg Offensive Tackle SMU
4 44 Cecil Morris Guard Oklahoma
5 56 Bob Skoronski Offensive Tackle Indiana
6 68 Bob Burris Back Oklahoma
7 80 Hank Gremminger Cornerback Baylor
8 92 Russ Dennis End Maryland
9 104 Gordy Duvall Back USC
10 116 Bob Laugherty Back Maryland
11 128 Mike Hudock Center Miami (FL)
12 140 Max Burnett Back Arizona
13 152 Jim Mense Center Notre Dame
14 164 Charlie Thomas Back Wisconsin
15 176 Buddy Alliston Guard Ole Miss
16 188 Curtis Lynch Tackle Alabama
17 200 Bart Starr Quarterback Alabama
18 212 Stan Intihar End Cornell
19 224 Ken Vakey End Texas Tech
20 236 Clyde Letbetter Tackle Baylor
21 248 Hal O'Brien Back SMU
22 260 Johnny Popson Back Furman
23 272 Jesse Birchfield Guard Duke
24 284 Don Wilson Center Rice
25 296 Franz Koenecke End Minnesota
26 308 Dick Goehe Tackle Ole Miss
27 320 Dick Kolian End Wisconsin
28 332 Bobby Lance Quarterback Florida
29 344 Vester Newcomb Center Southwest Junior College
30 355 Rod Hermes Quarterback Beloit

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 Detroit Lions L 20–16 City Stadium
24,668
2 October 7, 1956 Chicago Bears L 37–21 City Stadium
24,668
3 October 14, 1956 Baltimore Colts W 38–33 Milwaukee County Stadium
24,214
4 October 21, 1956 Los Angeles Rams W 42–17 Milwaukee County Stadium
24,200
5 October 28, 1956 at Baltimore Colts L 28–21 Memorial Stadium
40,086
6 November 4, 1956 Cleveland Browns L 24–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
28,590
7 November 11, 1956 at Chicago Bears L 38–14 Wrigley Field
49,172
8 November 18, 1956 San Francisco 49ers L 17–16 City Stadium
17,986
9 November 22, 1956 at Detroit Lions W 24–20 Tiger Stadium
54,087
10 December 2, 1956 at Chicago Cardinals W 24–21 Comiskey Park
22,620
11 December 8, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers L 38–20 Kezar Stadium
32,433
12 December 16, 1956 at Los Angeles Rams L 49–21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
45,209

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 9 2 1 .818 363 246 W-2
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 300 188 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 5 6 1 .455 233 284 W-3
Baltimore Colts 5 7 0 .417 270 322 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 8 0 .333 291 307 W-2
Green Bay Packers 4 8 0 .333 264 342 L-2

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]