1996 College Football All-America Team
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1996 College Football All-America Team

The 1996 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press,[1]Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and Football News.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, TSN, and FN to determine Consensus All-Americans.

Offense

Quarterback

Running backs

  • Byron Hanspard, Texas Tech (AP-1, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Troy Davis, Iowa State (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Warrick Dunn, Florida St. (AP-2, FWAA-Writers)
  • Darnell Autry, Northwestern (AP-2, AFCA-Coaches)
  • Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-3)
  • Corey Dillon, Washington (AP-3)

Wide receivers

Tight end

Guards/tackles

  • Orlando Pace, Ohio St. (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Juan Roque, Arizona St. (AP-1, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Benji Olson, Washington (AP-1, TSN, FN)
  • Scott Sanderson, Washington State (AP-3, TSN)
  • Chris Naeole, Colorado (AP-1, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Dan Neil, Texas (AP-2, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN)
  • Steve Scifres, Wyoming (AP-2, FWAA-Writers)
  • Chris Dishman, Nebraska (AP-2)
  • Walter Jones, Florida St. (AP-2)
  • Ben Kaufman, Texas Tech (AP-3)
  • Adam Meadows, Georgia (AP-3)
  • Jerry Wunsch, Wisconsin (AP-3)

Center

Defense

Linemen

Linebackers

Backs

  • Chris Canty, Kansas St. (AP-1, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Dré Bly, North Carolina (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN)
  • Charles Woodson, Michigan (College Football Hall of Fame) (AP-1, FWAA-Writers)
  • Shawn Springs, Ohio St. (AP-2, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Kevin Jackson, Alabama (AP-1, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Kim Herring, Penn State (AP-2, TSN)
  • Kevin Abrams, Syracuse (AFCA-Coaches)
  • Sam Madison, Louisville (AP-3, FN)
  • Bryant Westbrook, Texas (AP-2)
  • Kenny Wheaton, Oregon (AP-2)
  • Eric Allen, Indiana (AP-3)
  • Ronde Barber, Virginia (AP-3)
  • Steve Rosga, Colorado (AP-3)

Specialists

Placekicker

  • Marc Primanti, N.C. St. (AP-1, FWAA-Writers, TSN, FN)
  • Cory Wedel, Wyoming (AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp)
  • Rafael Garcia, Virginia (AP-2)
  • Damon Shea, Nevada (AP-3)

Punter

  • Noel Prefontaine, San Diego St. (AP-1, FWAA-Writers)
  • Brad Maynard, Ball State (AP-2, AFCA, Coaches, Walter Camp)
  • Bill Marrinangle, Vanderbilt (TSN)
  • Toby Gowin, North Texas (AP-3)

All-purpose / kick returners

See also

References

  1. ^ "AP All-America". The Salina Journal. December 12, 1996. p. 18. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.

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