1955 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1955 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1955 record 7–4
Head coach John Michelosen (1st year)
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »

The 1955 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1955 college football season. The team is noted as desegregating college football with the play of Bobby Grier.[1]

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 California Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 27–7  
September 24 at Syracuse #7 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 22–12  
October 1 at #5 Oklahoma #12 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium L 14–26   56,907
October 8 #12 Navy Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 0–21  
October 15 Nebraska Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 21–7   21,006
October 22 at #5 Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC W 26–7  
October 29 Miami (FL) #16 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 7–21  
November 5 Virginia #6 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 18–7  
November 12 #6 West Virginia #17 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 26–7  
November 19 at Penn State #15 New Beaver FieldState College, PA (Rivalry) W 20–0  
January 2 vs. #9 Georgia Tech #13 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 0–7   80,175
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff

1955 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
John Paluck Defensive End 2 24 Washington Redskins
Bill Schmitt Guard 17 196 Pittsburgh Steelers
Fred Glatz Back 20 231 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ray DiPasquale Back 22 255 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pete Neft Quarterback 23 268 Pittsburgh Steelers
Glen Tunning Guard 25 300 Los Angeles Rams

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References