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.



Running backsEdit

  • 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 receiversEdit

Tight endEdit


  • 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)








  • 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)


  • 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 returnersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "AP All-America". The Salina Journal. December 12, 1996. p. 18. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.