1996 Toledo Rockets football team

The 1996 Toledo Rockets football team was an American football team that represented the University of Toledo in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Gary Pinkel, the Rockets compiled a 7–4 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 259 to 210.[1]

1996 Toledo Rockets football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1996 record7–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachGary Pinkel (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Dunbar (5th season)
Home stadiumGlass Bowl
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Ball State $   7 1         8 4  
Toledo   6 2         7 4  
Miami   6 2         6 5  
Ohio   5 3         6 6  
Central Michigan   4 4         5 6  
Akron   3 5         4 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 7  
Eastern Michigan   3 5         3 8  
Western Michigan   2 6         2 9  
Kent State   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion

The team's statistical leaders included Ryan Huzjak with 2,058 passing yards, Kevin Kidd with 453 rushing yards, and James Spriggs with 754 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 7Indiana*L 6–40
  • *Non-conference game

RosterEdit

1996 Toledo Rockets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense 60 Paul Dalmas OG 6-3 280 Sr 63 Jovan Ilich OL 6-2 270 Fr. Chicago, Ill. 89 Isaiah Jackson TE 6-4 225 So. Massillon, Ohio 84 Brock Kreitzburg FL 6-2 185 So. Akron, Ohio 71 Mike Lenix C 6-6 260 Jr. Toledo, Ohio 74 Chris Williams OT 6-6 290 Jr. Akron, Ohio 21 J.D. Williams TB 5-9 161 So. Palatine, Ill. 8 Vince Wilson HB 6-1 181 Sr. Santa Fe Springs, Calif. 1 Justin Wooley FB 5-11 215 So
Pos. # Name Class
WR 4 Ray Curry So
QB 10 Ryan Huzjak Sr
WR 9 Nate Jackson Fr
OL 61 Jeff Ling Fr
WR 25 David Livingston So
Defense 58 John Brown DT 6-1 220 So. Bethesda, Ohio 15 Todd Burch CB 6-0 180 Fr. Warren, Ohio 57 Loren Burkey DE 6-3 236 Jr 98 Rudy Lomberger DL 6-3 253 Fr. Schererville, Ind. 22 Philip Martin CB 5-9 170 Fr. Detroit, Mich. 30 Marcus Matthews LB 5-11 185 Jr. Akron, Ohio 54 Matt Vaillant LB 6-2 225 So. Toledo, Ohio
Pos. # Name Class
LB 35 Marlon Brisker Sr
CB 11 Kelly Herndon So
CB 4 Chris Holifield Jr
CB 26 Clarence Love Jr
DL 99 Adam Mitoraj Fr
DT 90 Damon Walker Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 3 Ryan Klaer So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996 Toledo Rockets Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "1996 Toledo Rockets Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2016.