1996 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
ACC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 20–52 vs. Florida
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
Record11–1 (8–0 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMark Richt (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (13th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 80,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 Florida State $   8 0     11 1  
No. 10 North Carolina   6 2     10 2  
Clemson   6 2     7 5  
Virginia   5 3     7 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4     5 6  
Maryland   3 5     5 6  
NC State   3 5     3 8  
Wake Forest   1 7     3 8  
Duke   0 8     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium. The team was selected national champion by Alderson.[1]

Florida State completed just their third undefeated regular season, and for the second straight season, running back Warrick Dunn was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 73:30 p.m.DukeNo. 3ABCW 44–780,032
September 198:00 p.m.at NC StateNo. 3ESPNW 51–1745,700
September 283:30 p.m.No. 11 North CarolinaNo. 2
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
ABCW 13–080,120
October 57:00 p.m.ClemsonNo. 2
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida (rivalry)
ESPNW 34–376,300
October 123:30 p.m.at No. 6 Miami (FL)*No. 3CBSW 34–1675,913
October 263:30 p.m.No. 14 VirginiadaggerNo. 3
ABCW 31–2480,237
November 27:00 p.m.at Georgia TechNo. 3ESPNW 49–346,311
November 912:00 p.m.at Wake ForestNo. 3
JPSW 44–734,974
November 167:00 p.m.No. 25 Southern Miss*No. 3
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
ESPNW 54–1477,280
November 233:30 p.m.vs. MarylandNo. 3ABCW 48–1031,989
November 3012:00 p.m.No. 1 Florida*No. 2
ABCW 24–2180,932
January 28:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Florida*No. 1ABCL 20–5278,344
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster

1996 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Andre Cooper Sr
WR 9 Peter Warrick
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
QB 12 Thad Busby Jr
WR 19 E. G. Green Jr
RB 28 Warrick Dunn Sr
OT 70 Tra Thomas Jr
OT 71 Todd Fordham Sr
OT 76 Walter Jones Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 2 Samari Rolle Jr
CB 11 Dexter Jackson So
CB 15 Mario Edwards So
FS 16 Sean Key So
CB 23 Byron Capers Sr
LB 40 Lamont Green So
LB 45 Henri Crockett Sr
LB 47 Vernon Crawford Sr
DL 53 Corey Simon
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DE 55 Reinard Wilson Sr
LB 56 Sam Cowart Sr
DE 58 Peter Boulware Jr
DL 85 Andre Wadsworth Jr
DE 90 Greg Spires Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 3 Scott Bentley Sr
K 29 Bill Gramatica Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

Rankings

Main article: 1996 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

1997 NFL Draft

The following Seminoles were selected in the 1997 NFL Draft, including four players taken in the first fourteen picks.

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Peter Boulware Linebacker 1 4 Baltimore Ravens
Walter Jones Offensive tackle 1 6 Seattle Seahawks
Warrick Dunn Running back 1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Reinard Wilson Linebacker 1 14 Cincinnati Bengals
Henri Crockett Linebacker 4 100 Atlanta Falcons
Vernon Crawford Linebacker 5 159 New England Patriots
Byron Capers Cornerback 7 225 Philadelphia Eagles

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References

  1. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 114–115. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "1996 Football - Year in Review".
  3. ^ "1997 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2021-02-06.