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1996 Colorado Buffaloes Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (8th of 111) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 12 (North Division)  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rick Neuheisel (10-2)

PS/G: 29.3 (34th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 18.3 (21st of 111)
SRS: 17.16 (7th of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.41 (9th of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Holiday Bowl 33-21 versus Washington


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Koy Detmer* QB 208 Cmp, 363 Att, 3156 Yds, 22 TD
Ayyub Abdul-Rahmaan QB
John Hessler QB 12 Cmp, 23 Att, 174 Yds, 0 TD
Jeremy Weisinger QB 1 Cmp, 4 Att, 8 Yds, 0 TD
Herchell Troutman* RB 193 Att, 804 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Marlon Barnes RB 3 Att, 3 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Dwayne Cherrington RB 28 Att, 168 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Darren Fisk RB 7 Att, 19 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Lendon Henry RB 115 Att, 539 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Keith Miller RB 4 Att, 16 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Rae Carruth* WR 54 Rec, 1116 Yds, 20.7 Avg
James Kidd* WR 21 Rec, 334 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Phil Savoy* WR 43 Rec, 652 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Chris Anderson WR 21 Rec, 344 Yds, 16.4 Avg
Darrin Chiaverini WR 7 Rec, 61 Yds, 8.7 Avg
Brody Heffner-Liddiard WR 20 Rec, 288 Yds, 14.4 Avg
Tennyson McCarty* TE 12 Rec, 87 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Desmond Dennis TE 2 Rec, 21 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Brody Heffner TE
Matt Lepsis TE 9 Rec, 83 Yds, 9.2 Avg
Chris Naeole* OL
Adam Reed* OL
Kyle Smith* OL
Melvin Thomas* OL
Andrew Welsh* OL
Greg Jones* DL
Viliami Mauman* DL
Ryan Olson* DL
Nick Ziegler* DL
Terrell Cade DL
Ron Merkerson* LB
Mike Phillips* LB
Matt Russell* LB
Hannibal Navies LB
Ryan Black* DB
Steve Rogga* DB
Dalton Simmons* DB
Marcus Washington* DB
Toray Davis DB
Steve Rosga DB
Ryan Nunez KR
Marcus Stiggers KR