The 1996 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association, and The Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 1996. Both first and second teams are listed for the AP team. These are the three teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. In 1996 the Pro Football Writers Association and Pro Football Weekly combined their All-pro teams, a practice with continues through 2008. In 1996 the AP added a new position, that of "Fullback", a primarily blocking position.


Position First team Second team
Quarterback Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers (AP, PFWA, TSN) John Elway, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Running back Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions (PFWA, TSN)
Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA)
Terry Allen, Washington Redskins (AP-2)
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions (AP-2)
Fullback Larry Centers, Arizona Cardinals (AP) Mike Alstott, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2)
Wide receiver Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Herman Moore, Detroit Lions (AP, TSN)
Carl Pickens, Cincinnati Bengals (PFWA)
Tony Martin, San Diego Chargers (AP-2)
Carl Pickens, Cincinnati Bengals (AP-2)
Tight end Shannon Sharpe, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN) Wesley Walls, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
Tackle Gary Zimmerman, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Willie Roaf, New Orleans Saints (PFWA, TSN)
Erik Williams, Dallas Cowboys (AP)
Bruce Armstrong, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Willie Roaf, New Orleans Saints (AP-2)
Guard Randall McDaniel, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Larry Allen, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Bruce Matthews, Houston Oilers (AP-2)
Steve Wisniewski, Oakland Raiders (AP-2)
Center Dermontti Dawson, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, TSN) Mark Stepnoski, Houston Oilers (AP-2)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Cary Blanchard, Indianapolis Colts (AP, PFWA, TSN) John Kasay, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
Punter Chris Gardocki, Indianapolis Colts (AP-t, PFWA)
Darren Bennett, San Diego Chargers (TSN)
Matt Turk, Washington Redskins (AP-t)
Darren Bennett, San Diego Chargers (AP-2)
Kick returner Michael Bates, Carolina Panthers (AP, PFWA, TSN) Dave Meggett, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Punt returner Desmond Howard, Green Bay Packers (PFWA, TSN)
Special teams Jim Schwantz, Dallas Cowboys (PFWA)
Position First team Second team
Defensive end Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Alfred Williams, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Reggie White, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Tony Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Defensive tackle John Randle, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Bryant Young, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Chester McGlockton, Oakland Raiders (AP-2)
Cortez Kennedy, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2)
Middle linebacker Sam Mills, Carolina Panthers (AP, PFWA)
Junior Seau, San Diego Chargers (AP, TSN)
Levon Kirkland, Pittsburgh (AP-2)
Hardy Nickerson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2)
Outside linebacker Chad Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Kevin Greene, Carolina Panthers (AP, PFWA)
Lamar Lathon, Carolina Panthers (TSN)
Derrick Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Lamar Lathon, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
Cornerback Deion Sanders, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Dale Carter, Kansas City Chiefs (TSN)
Aeneas Williams, Arizona Cardinals (PFWA)
Ashley Ambrose, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, PFWA)
Dale Carter, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Aeneas Williams, Arizona Cardinals (AP-2)
Safety LeRoy Butler, Green Bay Packers (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Darren Woodson, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, TSN)
Carnell Lake, Pittsburgh Steelers (PFWA)
Steve Atwater, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Merton Hanks, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)