J. Lewis Ingles
| Arlie C. Jones (2nd year)|
The 1896 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1896 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Arlie C. Jones and finished with a record of five wins, two losses, and one tie (5–2–1).
Source: HokieSports.com: 1896 Virginia Tech football schedule
1896 VPI football team Wikipedia
The following players were members of the 1896 football team according to the roster published in the 1897 and 1903 editions of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.