1956 Pacific Tigers football team

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1956 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Independent
1956 record 6–3–1
Head coach Jack Myers (4th season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →

The 1956 Pacific Tigers football team represented the College of the Pacific[note 1] during the 1956 college football season.

Pacific competed as an independent in 1956. They played home games in Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. In their fourth season under head coach Jack Myers, the Tigers finished with a record of six wins, three losses and one tie (6–3–1). For the season they outscored their opponents 241–148.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 Colorado State Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 39–14  
September 29 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas T 27–27  
October 6 Cincinnati Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–15  
October 13 at Fresno State[note 3] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California W 21–14   13,923[1]
October 20 at Marquette Marquette Stadium • Milwaukee, Wisconsin W 28–6  
October 27 Washington State Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 33–12   23,500
November 3 at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma L 13–14  
November 10 San Jose State[note 4] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 34–7  
November 17 Hardin–Simmons Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 19–20  
November 24 at Arizona State[note 5] Goodwin StadiumTempe, Arizona L 6–19  

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following College of the Pacific players were selected in the 1957 NFL Draft.[3][4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
John Nisby Guard 6 70 Green Bay Packers
Galen Laack Guard 9 105 Washington Redskins
John Thomas Guard – Tackle – Linebacker 23 272 San Francisco 49ers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State College from 1945 to 1957.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1956 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1957 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.