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1996 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceBig West Conference
1996 record6–5 (3–2 Big West)
Head coachChris Tormey (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Yarno (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Holt (3rd season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 16,000)
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1996 Big West Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Nevada §   4 1         9 3  
Utah State §   4 1         6 5  
Idaho   3 2         6 5  
North Texas   3 2         5 6  
Boise State   1 4         2 10  
New Mexico State   0 5         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Vandals, led by second-year head coach Chris Tormey, were members of the Big West Conference and played their home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. Idaho was 6–5 overall and 3–2 in conference play.

Idaho's home winning streak in the Kibbie Dome extended to seventeen games this season, winning all five home games, but they had only one road victory. That was over rival Boise State in the season finale in Boise, the fourteenth win over the Broncos in the last fifteen seasons.[1]

With the move up to Division I-A this season, Idaho changed its uniforms' shade of gold from yellow to metallic.[2]


August 3112:07 pmat Wyoming*
L 38–4017,279
September 76:05 pmat San Diego State*
L 21–4029,449
September 143:00 pmSaint Mary's (CA) (Div. I-AA)*W 52–1710,558
September 285:00 pmat Southwest Texas State (Div. I-AA)*
L 21–277,047
October 53:05 pmCal Poly (Div. I-AA)*dagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID [5]
W 38–3314,579
October 1912:05 pmat Nevada
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID [6]
W 24–1511,042
October 261:05 pmat Utah StateL 28–3513,712
November 23:05 pmNo. 20 Eastern Washington (Div. I-AA)*
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID [8]
W 37–2710,107
November 93:05 pmNew Mexico State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
W 34–199,494
November 1612:00 pmat North Texas
L 17–247,000
November 2312:30 pmat Boise State
W 64–1922,323


1996 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
RB Alderson, WillieWillie Alderson Fr
LB 37 Alexakos, NickNick Alexakos File:Redshirt.svg So
WR 8 Allen, JeromeJerome Allen Jr
WR 24 Bandy, KimikoKimiko Bandy Sr
WR 80 Barlow, RockyRocky Barlow So
RB Bernard, VernVern Bernard Fr
WR 5 Berry, ChadChad Berry Jr
QB 11 Brennan, BrianBrian Brennan Jr
OL Campbell, CaseyCasey Campbell Fr
TE Cole, WilliamWilliam Cole Fr
RB 20 Erick, PierrePierre Erick File:Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 12 Fien, RyanRyan Fien Sr
WR 26 Gamelin, TomTom Gamelin Sr
TE 31 Gilroy, AndyAndy Gilroy Sr
WR 33 Griffin, DavidDavid Griffin Sr
OL 62 Horbaczewski, RobertRobert Horbaczewski Fr
RB Hurst, KhalidKhalid Hurst Fr
OL Kelley, MortMort Kelley File:Redshirt.svg Fr
TE Lapointe, RyanRyan Lapointe Jr
OL Love, JonJon Love File:Redshirt.svg Fr
C 67 Lundquist, NathanNathan Lundquist File:Redshirt.svg Fr
T 77 Meek, JustinJustin Meek Jr
OL Morton, BrettBrett Morton Fr
TE 84 Pankratz, JeffJeff Pankratz Jr
QB 16 Pope, DarickDarick Pope File:Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 21 Prestimonico, RyanRyan Prestimonico File:Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 17 Price, DeonDeon Price Jr
TE Roberg, MikeMike Roberg Fr
WR 4 Scott, RobertRobert Scott So
OL 72 Senkevich, JeffJeff Senkevich File:Redshirt.svg Fr
OL Schienle, RyanRyan Schienle File:Redshirt.svg Fr
OL Smith, BrianBrian Smith File:Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 78 Stark, JasonJason Stark So
TE Stombaugh, TravisTravis Stombaugh Fr
T 65 Tajan, CrosbyCrosby Tajan Jr
WR Taylor, JesseJesse Taylor Fr
RB 32 Thomas, JeromeJerome Thomas So
RB 1 Thomas, JoelJoel Thomas Jr
C 76 Verdonk, BillBill Verdonk Jr
RB 19 Wallace, OzzieOzzie Wallace Sr
WR Way, LincLinc Way File:Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 27 Williams, MarcelleMarcelle Williams Jr
WR 3 Wilson, AntonioAntonio Wilson Jr
G 69 Zeamer, DanDan Zeamer Sr
T 71 Zenk, StevenSteven Zenk Sr
G 60 Zenk, RichardRichard Zenk Sr
Pos. # Name Class
DE 92 Balzer, EricEric Balzer Fr
DL Bowman, KevinKevin Bowman Fr
DB Brackernridge, JaquwanJaquwan Brackernridge Fr
DT 93 DeGraw, MikeMike DeGraw Sr
DL Demulling, RickRick Demulling Fr
LB 40 Durrough, JamesJames Durrough File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DL Emerson, LaniLani Emerson Fr
LB Emerson, WayneWayne Emerson Fr
LB Erickson, JaredJared Erickson File:Redshirt.svg Fr
FS 10 Gardner, BrysonBryson Gardner File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DB Gibbs, DennisDennis Gibbs Fr
LB Grey, BryanBryan Grey So
DB 23 Gunn, ArnoldArnold Gunn Jr
LB 46 Harper, JohnJohn Harper Jr
DB Herron, BennieBennie Herron Jr
SS 42 Hill, KevinKevin Hill So
LB Hills, CaseyCasey Hills Fr
LB 82 James, JeffJeff James File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 2 James, TommyTommy James Sr
LB 35 Jasik, MattMatt Jasik File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DL Johnson, JamesJames Johnson Fr
DE 99 Kramer, MattMatt Kramer File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 94 LaJeunesse, JohnJohn LaJeunesse Jr
DB 34 Mayer, WhitneyWhitney Mayer Jr
DB McDaniel, JamesJames McDaniel Fr
CB 14 McGinnis, RyanRyan McGinnis Jr
DE 89 Mitchell, BarryBarry Mitchell Sr
DE 87 Moody, GarnerGarner Moody Jr
DE 90 Mulder, RobertRobert Mulder Sr
LB Murphy, SidneySidney Murphy Fr
DB Pace, TomTom Pace Fr
DB Parson, AnthonyAnthony Parson Fr
DE 96 Phillips, RyanRyan Phillips Sr
DB 28 Rayner, TomTom Rayner Jr
LB 7 Robinson, JevezJevez Robinson File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DB Rogers, ChrisChris Rogers File:Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 43 Shelt, JasonJason Shelt Sr
LB 44 Skinner, RyanRyan Skinner So
DL Smith, CadeCade Smith Fr
DE Smith, RyanRyan Smith Sr
DE 98 Stalder, ChadChad Stalder File:Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 49 Uranga, TonyTony Uranga Jr
CB 22 Warren, YaphetYaphet Warren So
DB Williams, JasperJasper Williams Jr
DT 95 Wilson, TimTim Wilson Jr
DL Wimer, JakeJake Wimer Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 29 Debolt, GregGreg Debolt Fr
K 57 Scott, TroyTroy Scott Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


NFL Draft

One Vandal senior was selected in the 1997 NFL Draft, which lasted seven rounds (240 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Ryan Phillips Linebacker 3rd 68 New York Giants


  1. 1.0 1.1 "UI bombs BSU, dumps monkeys". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1C. November 25, 1996.
  2. "'96 Vandals will sport new look". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 6B. April 28, 1996.,3672989.
  3. Sullivan, Tim (September 16, 1996). "UI responds to Gaels' challenge". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1C.
  4. "Deja vu: Vandals enter conference play at 1-3". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 3C. September 30, 1996.
  5. O'Neal, Shawn (October 7, 1996). "Vandals aren't enjoying a reality check". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1C.
  6. O'Neal, Shawn (October 21, 1996). "Idaho whips Pack, grabs reins". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1C.
  7. O'Neal, Shawn (October 28, 1996). "John L. torn as Aggies topple Vandals, 35-28". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1C.
  8. O'Neal, Shawn (November 4, 1996). "Vandals take care of business". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 1C.
  9. "Vandal hopes of Big West title blown away at North Texas". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 3C. November 18, 1996.
  10. "Phillips is Giants' 1st pick of 3rd round". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 6B. April 20, 1997.

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