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1956 All SEC football team

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The 1956 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1956 college football season. Tennessee won the conference.



  • Buddy Cruze, Tennessee (AP, UP-1)
  • Ron Bennett, Miss. St. (AP, UP-1)
  • Jimmy Phillips, Auburn (UP-2)
  • Roger Urbana, Tennessee (UP-2)
  • Roy Wilkins, Georgia (UP-3)
  • Bob Laws, Vanderbilt (UP-3)
  • Tackles

  • Lou Michaels, Kentucky (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP, UP-1)
  • Billy Yelverton, Ole Miss (AP, UP-2)
  • Carl Vereen, Georgia Tech (UP-2)
  • Earl Leggett, LSU (UP-3)
  • J. T. Frankenberger, Kentucky (UP-3)
  • Guards

  • John Gordy, Tennessee (AP, UP-1 [as T])
  • John Barrow, Florida (AP, UP-1)
  • Allen Ecker, Georgia Tech (UP-1)
  • Ernest Danjean, Auburn (UP-2)
  • Jimmy Johnson, Georgia Tech (UP-2)
  • Tony Cushenberry, Georgia (UP-3)
  • Charles Duck, Ole Miss (UP-3)
  • Centers

  • Don Stephenson, Georgia Tech (AP, UP-1)
  • Bobby Howe, Tennessee (UP-2)
  • Dave Kuhn, Kentucky (UP-3)
  • Quarterbacks

  • Billy Stacy, Miss. St. (AP, UP-1)
  • Gene Newton, Tulane (UP-2)
  • Wade Mitchell, Georgia Tech (UP-3)
  • Halfbacks

  • Johnny Majors, Tennessee (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP, UP-1)
  • Phil King, Vanderbilt (UP-1)
  • Paul Rotenberry, Georgia Tech (UP-2)
  • Jackie Simpson, Florida (UP-2)
  • George Volkert, Georgia Tech (UP-3)
  • Tommy Lorine, Auburn (UP-3)
  • Fullbacks

  • Paige Cothren, Ole Miss (AP, UP-1)
  • Ken Owen, Georgia Tech (AP, UP-3)
  • Ronnie Quillian, Tulane (UP-2)
  • Key

    AP = Associated Press

    UP = United Press

    Bold = Consensus first-team selection by both AP and UP


    1956 All-SEC football team Wikipedia

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