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Chicago Bears

1956 Chicago Bears Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-2
Finished 1st in the NFL's West Division

Postseason: 0-1

Coach: Paddy Driscoll (9-2-1)

1956 Chicago Bears Statistics
1956 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 9 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-1. Paddy Driscoll coached the team.

Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Doug Atkins DE May 8, 1930 80 257 Tennessee
Don Bingham HB November 7, 1929 72 185 Sul Ross St.
Bill Bishop DT-T May 8, 1931 76 248 North Texas
George Blanda QB September 17, 1927 74 215 Kentucky
M.L. Brackett DE-DT-LB July 4, 1933 77 248 Auburn
Ed Brown QB October 26, 1928 74 200 San Francisco
Harland Carl HB October 1, 1931 72 195 Wisconsin
J.C. Caroline DB-HB January 17, 1933 72 185 Illinois
Rick Casares FB July 4, 1931 74 226 Florida
Jesse Castete DB September 3, 1933 71 180 McNeese St.
Herman Clark G-MG-LB November 30, 1930 75 256 Oregon St.
Jim Dooley B-E-FL-TE February 8, 1930 76 198 Miami (FL)
Joe Fortunato LB March 28, 1930 73 225 VMI
Bill George LB-G-MG-DT October 27, 1929 74 237 Wake Forest
Kline Gilbert T-G November 22, 1930 74 233 Mississippi
Ken Gorgal DB February 13, 1929 74 200 Purdue
Jim Haluska QB October 9, 1932 72 190 Wisconsin
Wayne Hansen LB-C-G-T October 6, 1928 74 231 Texas-El Paso
John Helwig LB-DB-DE December 5, 1927 74 208 Notre Dame
Harlon Hill E-DB May 4, 1932 75 199 North Alabama
Jack Hoffman DE March 11, 1930 77 234 Xavier (OH)
John Hoffman HB-FB-E-LB December 8, 1925 74 215 Arkansas
Perry Jeter HB May 17, 1931 67 178 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
Stan Jones G-DT-T November 24, 1931 73 252 Maryland
Dick Klawitter C June 29, 1929 79 270 South Dakota St.
Bill McColl E April 2, 1930 76 230 Stanford
Ed Meadows DE-E February 19, 1932 74 221 Duke
John Mellekas C-DT-T June 14, 1933 75 255 Arizona
McNeil Moore DB June 26, 1933 72 185 Rice
Tom Roggeman G September 5, 1931 72 235 Purdue
Gene Schroeder E-DB March 3, 1929 75 192 Virginia
J.D. Smith FB-HB-DB July 19, 1932 73 205 North Carolina A&T
Ray Smith DB-HB November 27, 1928 70 187 Midwestern St.
Larry Strickland C September 3, 1931 76 248 North Texas
Stan Wallace DB-HB November 15, 1931 75 208 Illinois
Bobby Watkins HB March 30, 1932 70 198 Ohio St.
Bill Wightkin T-DE-E July 28, 1927 75 235 Notre Dame
Fred Williams DT-G February 8, 1929 76 249 Arkansas