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1996 Michigan Wolverines football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
AP  No. 20
Head coach  Lloyd Carr (2nd year)
Coaches  No. 20
1996 record  8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
1996 Michigan Wolverines football team
Offensive coordinator  Fred Jackson (2nd year)

The 1996 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. That year Michigan Wolverines football competed in the Big Ten Conference in almost all intercollegiate sports including men's college football. The 1996 Wolverines finished the season with an 8–4 record (5–3 in the Big Ten) and lost 17–14 to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 1997 Outback Bowl. The team was ranked #20 in both the final coaches and AP polls.


Statistical achievements

On October 5, Tai Streets tied the school record of 12 single-game receptions set in 1958 by Brad Myers and broken in 2001 by Marquise Walker. Remy Hamilton, set the school record for consecutive field goals made (14). The closest challenger in Michigan Wolverines football history has made 9 consecutive (K.C. Lopata, 2007). The streak fell one short of Vlade Janakievski's Big Ten record set in 1979–80. Hamilton concluded his career with the 1st (25, 1994), 2nd (19, 1995) and 3rd (18, 1996) highest single-season field goal totals in Michigan history, but Garrett Rivas has tied him for second twice (2005 & 2006). Mike Gillette had previously held the record with 18 in 1988. The 25 continues to be the Big Ten record. Hamilton also established the Michigan career field goals made record (63), which Rivas has since surpassed by one. Gillette had totaled 57 in his career ending in 1988. Hamilton fell two shy of the Big Ten record by Todd Gregoire.

Awards and honors

  • Co-captains: Jarrett Irons, Rod Payne
  • All-Americans: Rod Payne, Jarrett Irons, William Carr, Charles Woodson
  • All-Conference: Jarret Irons, Rod Payne, David Bowens, William Carr, Damon Denson, Marcus Ray, Jerame Tuman, Charles Woodson
  • Most Valuable Player: Rod Payne
  • Meyer Morton Award: Damon Denson
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Charles Woodson
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jon Jansen
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Brian Griese
  • Dick Katcher Award: William Carr
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Rod Payne
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Damon Denson
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Jarrett Irons
  • Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Lloyd Carr
  • Assistant coaches: Vance Bedford, Erik Campbell, Mike DeBord, Jim Herrmann, Brady Hoke, Fred Jackson, Greg Mattison, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish
  • Trainer: Paul Schmidt
  • Managers: Jason Armstrong, Rob Avin, Adam Bahr, Patrick Bolger, Adam Clous, Joe Datz, Jared Drinkwater, Michael Levine, Eddie Magnus, Mike Sajdak, Tibor Tuske, Mike Youtan
  • References

    1996 Michigan Wolverines football team Wikipedia