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1996 Northwestern Wildcats Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (16th of 111) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gary Barnett (9-3)

PS/G: 28.0 (44th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 23.2 (46th of 111)
SRS: 8.75 (28th of 111) ▪ SOS: 2.84 (45th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Citrus Bowl 48-28 versus Tennessee


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Steve Schnur* QB 221 Cmp, 368 Att, 2632 Yds, 17 TD
Tim Hughes QB 6 Cmp, 10 Att, 34 Yds, 0 TD
Darnell Autry* RB 280 Att, 1452 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Mike McGrew* RB 13 Rec, 111 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Adrian Autry RB 112 Att, 421 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Levelle Brown RB 4 Rec, 15 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Tyrone Gooch RB 3 Att, 13 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Faraji Leary RB 9 Att, 32 Yds, 3.6 Avg
D'Wayne Bates* WR 75 Rec, 1196 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Darren Drexler* WR 20 Rec, 261 Yds, 13.1 Avg
Toussaint Waterman* WR 12 Rec, 115 Yds, 9.6 Avg
Dave Beazley WR 7 Rec, 135 Yds, 19.3 Avg
John Burden WR 3 Rec, 21 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Mike Davis WR 2 Rec, 17 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Brian Musso WR 51 Rec, 515 Yds, 10.1 Avg
Joel Stuart TE 2 Rec, 13 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Jay Tant TE 2 Rec, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Justin Chabot* OL
Paul Janus* OL
Brian Kardos* OL
Kevin Peterson* OL
Nate Strikwerda* OL
Bryan LaBelle OL
Casey Dailey* DL
Keith Lozowski* DL
Joe Reiff* DL
Matt Rice* DL
Bobby Russ DL
Pat Fitzgerald* LB
Barry Gardner* LB
Tim Scharf* LB
Josh Barnes* DB
Eric Collier* DB
Hudhaifa Ismaeli* DB
Mike Nelson* DB
Gerald Conoway DB
Paul Burton P