The Toronto Argonauts’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the IRFU

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 43 33 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 4 10 0 8 331 413 W1 1-5-0
    Home 7 2 5 0 4 173 188 L4 2-4-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 158 225 W1 2-4-0

Full 1956 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.561 2-5-0 (7) 2-5-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.714
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coach
  • Bill Earley – Offensive backfield

1956 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 23,993
  • Total: 143,946
  • High: 24,118
  • Avg: 20,563 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +20,563
  • Low: 15,535
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 85.70
  • Diff from League Avg: +16,219

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Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 53.14 5.89 +
Average Winning Score 38.75 12.25 +
Average Losing Score 17.60 0.98 +
Average Home Score 24.71 3.38 +
Average Visitor Score 22.57 4.07 +
Average Margin of Victory 15.00 1.75 +
Average Margin of Loss 14.20 3.55 -

Stadium

  • 1956 home stadium: Varsity Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,739
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1950 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Toronto 365490 273461 502272 6048108 173 (24.7)158 (22.6)331 (23.6)
Opponent 6565130 5761118 4579124 212041 225 (32.1)188 (26.9)413 (29.5)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 2nd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (2-10-0)
After 3rd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dick Shatto (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bill Albright (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bobby Kuntz (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) Ted Smale (E) Toronto
2–5 (14) Dick Risk (HB) Toronto
3–5 (23) Jerry O'Flanagan (T) British Columbia (UBC)
4–5 (31) Walt Bulchak (HB) Toronto

Toronto Argonauts 1956 All-Star Selections

5 All-Division Selections
HB Dick Shatto
G Francis Machinsky
T Bill Albright
DT Bill Albright
DG Hardiman Cureton

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
A 3
Wed. Aug. 8
TOR 28 @ CGY 13 W 10,000
B 4
Mon. Aug. 13
TOR 15 @ BC 20 L 17,657
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
1 11
Sat. Aug. 25
TOR 20 @ MTL 24 L 22,732
2 12
Wed. Aug. 29
HAM 18 @ TOR 0 L 23,801
14
Mon. Sept. 3
TOR 21 @ HAM 31 L 20,725
3 17
Sat. Sept. 8
2:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 51 W 20,942 CBCR
4 18
Wed. Sept. 12
8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ HAM 21 W 19,153
20
Fri. Sept. 14
8:00 PM
HAM 19 @ TOR 41 W 24,118
5 23
Sat. Sept. 22
2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 20 L 21,825 CBCR
6 25
Sat. Sept. 29
TOR 22 @ OTT 43 L 18,791
7 26
Sat. Oct. 6
TOR 6 @ HAM 42 L 15,125
29
Mon. Oct. 8
HAM 34 @ TOR 29 L 19,046
8 31
Sat. Oct. 13
MTL 28 @ TOR 13 L 18,679
9 33
Sat. Oct. 20
TOR 26 @ OTT 37 L 13,770
10 35
Sat. Oct. 27
OTT 30 @ TOR 19 L 15,535
11 36
Sat. Nov. 3
TOR 41 @ MTL 27 W 20,913