1996 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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The 1996 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).[1]

Offensive selections[edit]


  • Steve Schnur, Northwestern (Coaches-1; Media-1)
  • Matt Sherman, Iowa (Coaches-2)
  • Todd Schultz, Michigan St. (Media-2)

Running backs[edit]


  • Rod Payne, Michigan (Coaches-1; Media-1)
  • Juan Porter, Ohio State (Coaches-2; Media-2)


  • Justin Chabot, Northwestern (Coaches-1; Media-1)
  • Damon Denson, Michigan (Coaches-1; Media-2)
  • Jamie Vanderveldt, Wisconsin (Media-1)
  • Emmett Zitelli, Purdue (Coaches-2; Media-2)
  • Zack Adami, Michigan (Coaches-2)


Tight ends[edit]

  • Jerame Tuman, Michigan (Coaches-1; Media-1)
  • Keith Olsommer, Penn State (Coaches-2; Media-2)


Defensive selections[edit]

Defensive linemen[edit]


Defensive backs[edit]

Special teams[edit]



  • Nick Gallery, Iowa (Coaches-1; Media-1)
  • Paul Burton, Northwestern (Coaches-2)
  • Alan Sutkowski, Indiana (Media-2)


Bold = selected as a first-team player by both the coaches and media panel

Coaches = selected by Big Ten Conference coaches[1]

Media = selected by a media panel[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "1996 All-Big Ten Team". Purdue University. Retrieved March 5, 2015.