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The 1996 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, 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 backs

Wide receivers

Tight end


  • Orlando Pace, Ohio St. (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Juan Roque, Arizona St. (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Benji Olson, Washington (AP, TSN, FN)
  • Scott Sanderson, Washington State (TSN)
  • Chris Naeole, Colorado (AP, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp,FN)
  • Dan Neil, Texas (AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN)
  • Steve Scifres, Wyoming (FWAA-Writers)


  • Aaron Taylor, Nebraska (FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Rod Payne, Michigan (AFCA-Coaches)
  • K. C. Jones, Miami (Fla.) (AP)
  • Billy Conalty, Virginia Tech (TSN)





  • Chris Canty, Kansas St. (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Dré Bly, North Carolina (AP, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN)
  • Charles Woodson, Michigan (AP, FWAA-Writers)
  • Shawn Springs, Ohio St. (AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, FN)
  • Kevin Jackson, Alabama (AP, AFCA-Coaches, FWAA-Writers, Walter Camp, TSN, FN)
  • Kim Herring, Penn State (TSN)
  • Kevin Abrams, Syracuse (AFCA-Coaches)
  • Sam Madison, Louisville (FN)



  • Marc Primanti, N.C. State (AP, FWAA-Writers, TSN, FN)
  • Cory Wedel, Wyoming (AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp)


All-purpose / kick returners


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