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1996 North Carolina Tar Heels football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 20–13 vs. West Virginia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1996 record10–2 (6–2 ACC)
Head coachMack Brown (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorGreg Davis (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorCarl Torbush (9th season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State   8 0         11 1  
#10 North Carolina   6 2         10 2  
Clemson   6 2         7 5  
Virginia   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
NC State   3 5         3 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 8  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team was led by head coach Mack Brown.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.ClemsonABCW 45–047,500
September 76:00 p.m.at No. 9 Syracuse*No. 24ESPN2W 27–1048,097
September 213:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 11
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ABCW 16–050,000
September 283:30 p.m.at No. 2 Florida StateNo. 11ABCL 0–1380,120
October 56:30 p.m.at Wake ForestNo. 15W 45–625,681
October 127:00 p.m.MarylandNo. 13
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPN2W 38–747,000
October 266:30 p.m.at Houston*No. 9W 42–1416,850
November 212:00 p.m.NC StateNo. 8
JPSW 52–2047,000
November 91:30 p.m.Louisville*No. 8
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 28–1046,000
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 24 VirginiaNo. 6ABCL 17–2042,500
November 2312:00 p.m.at DukeNo. 13JPSW 27–1030,264
January 1, 199712:30 p.m.vs. No. 25 West Virginia*No. 12NBCW 20–1352,103
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

1996 North Carolina Tar Heels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 4 Barnes, OcatvusOcatvus Barnes Jr
FB 6 Watson, ChrisChris Watson Sr
TB 12 Johnson, LeonLeon Johnson Sr
QB 15 Keldorf, ChrisChris Keldorf Jr
WR 18 Brown, NaNa Brown So
WR 23 Stevens, LCLC Stevens So
RB 27 Linton, JonathanJonathan Linton Jr
OT 51 Baxter, MikeMike Baxter Jr
OG 63 Hobgood, MikeMike Hobgood Jr
C 64 Saturday, JeffJeff Saturday Jr
OG 74 Gethers, JernessJerness Gethers Sr
OT 75 Thomas, ByronByron Thomas Sr
TE 86 Ekuban, EbenezerEbenezer Ekuban So
TE 92 Jones, FreddieFreddie Jones Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 Brown, OmarOmar Brown Jr
S 3 Williams, GregGreg Williams Jr
LB 9 Newman, KeithKeith Newman So
CB 29 Williams, RobertRobert Williams So
CB 31 Bly, DréDré Bly 10px Fr
LB 53 Mays, KivuusamaKivuusama Mays Jr
LB 54 Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton Sr
DT 70 Purvis, AndreAndre Purvis Sr
DT 84 Hobgood-Chittick, NateNate Hobgood-Chittick Jr
DT 85 Mintz, ChrisChris Mintz 10px Fr
DE 87 Ellis, GregGreg Ellis Jr
DT 90 Holliday, VonnieVonnie Holliday Jr
DE 91 Pringley, MikeMike Pringley So
DT 94 Terry, RickRick Terry Sr
DE 96 Davis, RussellRussell Davis So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 40 Secrest, DavidDavid Secrest Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

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