1996 Football Team

Overall Record: 8-4 Conference Record: 5-3
Conference Finish: 5th place tie
National Ranking: AP - No. 20, CNN/USA Today - No. 20
Coach: Lloyd Carr
Captain: Jarrett Irons, Rod Payne
All-Americans: Rod Payne, Jarrett Irons, William Carr, Charles Woodson
All-Conference: Jarret Irons, Rod Payne, David Bowens, William Carr, Damon Denson, Marcus Ray, Jerame Tuman, Charles Woodson
Most Valuable Player: Rod Payne
Meyer Morton Award: Damon Denson
John Maulbetsch Award: Charles Woodson
Frederick Matthei Award: Jon Jansen
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Brian Griese
Dick Katcher Award: William Carr
Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Rod Payne
Robert P. Ufer Award: Damon Denson
Roger Zatkoff Award: Jarrett Irons
Trainer: Paul Schmidt
Assistant coaches: Vance Bedford, Erik Campbell, Mike DeBord, Jim Herrmann, Brady Hoke, Fred Jackson, Greg Mattison, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish
Managers: Jason Armstrong, Rob Avin, Adam Bahr, Patrick Bolger, Adam Clous, Joe Datz, Jared Drinkwater, Michael Levine, Eddie Magnus, Mike Sajdak, Tibor Tuske, Mike Youtan

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Illinois  12/- 08/31 H W 20-8 105,992
Colorado  11/5 09/14 A W 20-13 53,788
Boston College  8/- 09/21 H W 20-14 105,219
UCLA  7/- 09/28 H W 38-9 106,011
Northwestern  6/22 10/05 A L 16-17 48,187
Indiana (HC)  13/- 10/19 H W 27-20 106,088
Minnesota  10/- 10/26 A W 44-10 41,246
Michigan State  9/- 11/02 H W 45-29 106,381
Purdue  9/- 11/09 A L 3-9 40,624
Penn State  16/11 11/16 H L 17-29 105,898
Ohio State  21/2 11/23 A W 13-9 94,676
Alabama  15/16 01/01 1 L 14-17 53,161
Totals 287-184 967,271

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1 - Outback Bowl, Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Tai Streets (12)
left tackle Thomas Guynes (12)
left guard Damon Denson (12)
center Rod Payne (12)
right guard Zach Adami (12)
right tackle Jon Jansen (12)
tight end Jerame Tuman (12)
flanker Russell Shaw (10)
Charles Woodson
Aaron Shea
quarterback Scott Dreisbach (11)
Brian Griese
tailback Clarence Williams (10)
Chris Howard (2)
fullback Chris Floyd (7)
Mark Campbell (5)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive end David Bowens (11)
Juaquin Feazell (1)
defensive tackle Ben Huff (12)
middle guard Will Carr (12)
defensive end Glen Steele (12)
outside linebacker Clint Copenhaver (9)
Mike Elston (2)
Brent Blackwell (1)
inside linebacker Jarrett Irons (11)
Rob Swett (1)
inside linebacker San Sword (12)
ss cornerback Woody Hankins (12)
ws cornerback Charles Woodson (12)
strong safety Marcus Ray (12)
free safety Daydrion Taylor (12)

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Back Row
Todd Jager, Derek Stebbins, Paul Schmidt, Mike Gittleson, Paul Barry, Vance Bedford, Brady Hoke, Jim Herrmann, Greg Mattison, Mike DeBord, Fred Jackson, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish, Erik Campbell, Scott Draper, Jon Falk, Phil Bromley, Steve Connelly, Harold Goodwin, Scot Loeffler
8th Row
Chris Kurpeikis, Jason Cole, Jason Carr, Eric Dean, Patrick Bolger, Rick Turner, Jason Cummings, Chad Henman, Ryan Parini, Ian Gold, Aaron Wright, Eric Warner, Andy Sachler, Chris Roth, Dan Williams, Bob Bland, Brian Hagens, Bill Priestap, Matt Hamilton
7th Row
LeAundre Brown, Jason Foster, Dhani Jones, Tom Hendricks, David Brandt, Paul Tannous, Grady Brooks, Jason Kapsner, Jeff Backus, Steve Hutchinson, Eric Wilson, Corey Sargent, Jerry Johnson, John Anes, Marcus Knight
6th Row
Tate Schanski, Kenneth Jackson, Jeff Smokevitch, Jason Vinson, Tai Streets, Tom Brady, Chad Carpenter, Pat Kratus, Rob Renes, Brent Washington, Kevin Bryant, J.R. Ford, Jeff Del Verne, Russell Shaw
5th Row
Darren Petterson, Terrence Quinn, Clarence Williams, Daydrion Taylor, DiAllo Johnson, James Hall, Aaron Shea, Chris Ziemann, Jeff Potts, Steve Frazier, Josh Williams, David Bowens, Charles Woodson, Scott Parachek
4th Row
Eric Mayes, Andre Weathers, Marcus Ray, Kraig Baker, Chris Singletary, Rasheed Simmons, Clint Copenhaver, Noah Parker, Nate Miller, Sam Sword, Dave Crispin, Jay Feely
3rd Row
Todd Brooks, Colby Keefer, Joe Ries, Scott Dreisbach, Jerame Tuman, Mark Campbell, Jon Jansen, Juaquin Feezell, Sean Parini, Chris Floyd, Chris Howard, Anthony Williams, Tyrone Butterfield
2nd Row
Paul Peristeris, Mike Hynes, Jeff Springer, Brent Blackwell, Brian Griese, Mike Elston, Glen Steele, Zach Adami, John Partchenko, Ben Huff, Earnest Sanders, Rob Swett, Matt DeYoung, Bryan Williams
Front Row
Lloyd Carr, William Carr, Chuck Winters, Remy Hamilton, Steve King, Rod Payne, Jarrett Irons, Damon Denson, Thomas Guynes, Mark Bolach, Mike Vanderbeek, Clarence Thompson, Woodrow Hankins