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1996 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 11-2, .846 W-L% (6th of 111) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 12 (North Division)  ▪ Conference Record: 8-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (11-2)

PS/G: 42.5 (3rd of 111) ▪ PA/G: 13.4 (4th of 111)
SRS: 22.22 (3rd of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.53 (5th of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 41-21 versus Virginia Tech


  • 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
Scott Frost* QB 104 Cmp, 200 Att, 1440 Yds, 13 TD
Monte Christo QB
Frankie London QB
Jeff Perino QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Matt Turman QB 9 Cmp, 19 Att, 126 Yds, 1 TD
Ahman Green* RB 155 Att, 917 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Brian Schuster* RB 46 Att, 213 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Damon Benning RB 85 Att, 465 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Josh Cobb RB 12 Att, 43 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Chad Eicher RB 2 Att, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
DeAngelo Evans RB 148 Att, 776 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Ben Kingston RB 9 Att, 10 Yds, 1.1 Avg
Joel Mackovicka RB 23 Att, 119 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Joel Makovicka RB
Jason Olnes RB 3 Att, 8 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Steve Raymond RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
James Sims RB 41 Att, 288 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Brendan Holbein* WR 23 Rec, 335 Yds, 14.6 Avg
Jon Vedral* WR 20 Rec, 300 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Lance Brown WR 5 Rec, 101 Yds, 20.2 Avg
Kenny Cheatham WR 7 Rec, 105 Yds, 15.0 Avg
J.R. Edwards WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Jeff Lake WR 4 Rec, 101 Yds, 25.3 Avg
Sean Wieting WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Shevin Wiggins WR 3 Rec, 45 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Tim Carpenter* TE
Sheldon Jackson TE 4 Rec, 48 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Vershan Jackson TE 13 Rec, 220 Yds, 16.9 Avg
Aaron Wills TE 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Eric Anderson* OL
Chris Dishman* OL
Aaron Taylor* OL
Adam Treu* OL
Jon Zatechka* OL
Jeff Ogard* DL
Jason Peter* DL
Jared Tomich* DL
Grant Wistrom* DL
Chris Kelsay DL
Mike Rucker DL
Jason Wiltz DL
Terrell Farley* LB
Jon Hesse* LB
Jamel Williams* LB
Jay Foreman LB
Ryan Terwilliger LB
Michael Booker* DB
Ralph Brown* DB
Mike Minter* DB
Eric Stokes* DB
Octavious McFarlin DB
Eric Warfield DB
Billy Legate KR