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Detroit Lions 1956 Roster

The 1956 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 58 players that included 4 quarterbacks, 11 running backs, 2 wide receivers, 12 Offensive Linemen, 14 Defensive Linemen, 6 linebackers, 8 defensive backs and 1 kicker. They outscored their opponents by 112 points (300 points for and 188 points against) which led to their 9 - 3 record. View all of the players on the 1956 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1956 Roster

   Coach: Buddy Parker
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Bobby Layne qb 9
Jerry Reichow qb 1
Bill Bowman rb 2
Hopalong Cassady rb 1
Jack Christiansen rb 6
Gene Gedman rb 2
Jug Girard rb 9
Don McIlhenny rb 1
Dave Middleton rb 2
Bill Stits rb 3
Tom Tracy rb 1
Charlie Ane ol 4
Stan Campbell ol 3
Gene Cronin ol 1
Bob Lusk ol 1
Bob Miller ol 5
Jim Salsbury ol 2
Harley Sewell ol 4
Ollie Spencer ol 2
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Lou Creekmur dl 7
Jim Doran dl 6
Sonny Gandee dl 6
Leon Hart dl 7
Ray Krouse dl 6
Gil Mains dl 4
Darris McCord dl 2
Gerry Perry dl 2
Bob Long lb 2
Jim Martin lb 7
Joe Schmidt lb 4
Jim David db 5
Dorne Dibble db 5
Harry Gilmer db 8
Carl Karilivacz db 4
Yale Lary db 3
Special Team Players
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
*denotes the number of years played in the NFL as of the year selected for the team.
**denotes the player played in the Pro Bowl.
 
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