1956 IRFU All-Star Team
Selected by the Canadian Press

Offense
QB Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry* MTL
HB (plunging) Pat Abbruzzi MTL
HB Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist HAM
HB Dick Shatto TOR
FW Joey Pal MTL
E Hal “Prince” Patterson* MTL
E Bob Simpson OTT
C Tom Hugo, Jr. MTL
G Larry Hayes, Sr. OTT
G Fran Machinsky TOR
T Bill Albright TOR
T Kaye Vaughan OTT
Defense
DT Bill Albright TOR
DT Kaye Vaughan OTT
DE Jim Miller MTL
DE Pete Neumann HAM
DG Hardiman Cureton TOR
DG Vince “Boomer” Scott HAM
SEC Tom Hugo, Jr. MTL
SEC Ken Vargo OTT
DHB Ralph Goldston HAM
DHB Hal “Prince” Patterson MTL
DHB Ray Truant HAM
S Don Pinhey OTT

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1956 IRFU Player All-Star Selections

Player Season Division Selection
Abbruzzi, Pat 2nd 2nd
Albright, Bill 2nd 3rd
Cureton, Hardiman 1st 1st
Etcheverry, Sam “The Rifle” 5th 4th
Gilchrist, Carlton “Cookie” 3rd 1st
Goldston, Ralph 1st 1st
Hayes, Larry Sr. 1st 1st
Hugo, Tom Jr. 4th 7th
Machinsky, Fran 1st 1st
Miller, Jim 4th 1st
Neumann, Pete 6th 4th
Pal, Joey 11th 3rd
Patterson, Hal “Prince” 3rd 4th
Pinhey, Don 3rd 1st
Scott, Vince “Boomer” 8th 7th
Shatto, Dick 3rd 1st
Simpson, Bob 8th 4th
Truant, Ray 4th 1st
Vargo, Ken 1st 1st
Vaughan, Kaye 4th 3rd

Number of times player, through 1956, has been selected to First Team Division All-Star teams. Named to divisional team on offense and defense counts as two selections.

Note: All-Canadian selections began in 1962, division selections began in 1932 (IRFU) and 1937 (WIFU).

1956 IRFU Team All-Star Selections

Team Division Selections
Montreal Alouettes 8
Ottawa Rough Riders 6
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 5
Toronto Argonauts 5

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