1996 Purdue Football Honors

Team
*Upset 9th-ranked Michigan (Purdue's first win over a top 10 foe since 1984)
*Set school single-game records for first downs (38) and pass completions (36) vs. Wisconsin
*Ranked third in the Big Ten in pass offense

Coach Jim Colletto
*Assistant coach at East-West Shrine Game

Brian Alford
*Purdue Most Valuable Player
*First Team All-Big Ten (by coaches and media)
*All-Big Ten (by Football News)
*ESPN-TV Purdue Player-of-the-Game vs. Michigan State
*Purdue Pop Doan Award
*Ranked second in the Big Ten and 22nd in the NCAA in pass receptions
*Ranked second in the Big Ten and 17th in the NCAA in receiving yards
*Set Purdue single-season record for pass receiving touchdowns
*Ranked third in Purdue single-season pass receiving yards
*Tied for fourth in Purdue single-game pass receiving yards (vs. Northwestern)
*Ranked second in Purdue career receiving touchdowns
*Ranked seventh in Purdue career receiving yards

Troy Bacon
*Purdue Verle Campbell Scout Team Award

Derrick Brown
*Tied for sixth in the Big Ten in pass interceptions
*Tied for sixth in Purdue single-season passes broken up
*Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in tackles

Jamel Coleman
*ESPN-TV Purdue Player-of-the-Game vs. Penn State
*Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (by coaches and media)
*Tied for third in the Big Ten and tied for 14th in the NCAA in pass interceptions
*Set Purdue single-season record for passes broken up
*Tied for seventh in Purdue career passes broken up
*Tied for sixth in Purdue single-season pass interceptions
*Ranks seventh in Purdue career pass interceptions

Rosevelt Colvin
*Purdue Newcomer Award
*Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (by coaches)
*Tied for third in the Big Ten in tackles for loss
*Tied for sixth in Purdue single-season tackles for loss

Billy Dicken
*NBC-TV Purdue Player-of-the-Game vs. Notre Dame

Mark Fischer
*Academic All-Big Ten
*Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (by coaches)

Joe Hagins
*ABC-TV Purdue Player-of-the-Game vs. Ohio State
*Tied for 10th in the Big Ten in tackles for loss

Lee Johnson
*Ranks sixth in Purdue career kickoff return yards

Noble Jones
*Academic All-Big Ten

Brandon Kaser
*Academic All-Big Ten

Chris Koeppen
*Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week vs. Michigan
*Purdue Pop Doan Award
*Purdue Leonard Wilson Award
*Tied Purdue single-game record for fumble recoveries (vs. Michigan)

Jon Krick
*Purdue Co-Captain
*Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (by media)

Chad Manning
*Academic All-Big Ten

Kendall Matthews
*Purdue Boilermaker Brawn Award

Dave Meyer
*Purdue Verle Campbell Scout Team Award

Chike Okeafor
*Butkus Award candidate
*Second Team All-Big Ten (by coaches)
*Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (by media)

Kirk Olivadotti
*Academic All-Big Ten
*Purdue Red Mackey Award nominee
*Purdue Noble Kizer Award

Danny Rogers
*Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in punting

Rick Trefzger
*ESPN-TV Purdue Player-of-the-Game vs. Wisconsin
*Purdue Kiwanis Citizenship Award
*Purdue Leonard Wilson Award
*Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in pass efficiency
*Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in total offense
*Ranked third in Purdue career pass completion percentage
*Ranked sixth in Purdue career passing yards

Ed Watson
*Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week vs. North Carolina State
*Ranked 12th in Purdue career rushing yards

Donald Winston
*Purdue Pop Doan Award

Craig Williams
*Purdue Boilermaker Brawn Award
*Purdue Red Mackey Award nominee

Emmett Zitelli
*Purdue Co-Captain
*Second Team All-Big Ten (by coaches and media)

1996 All-BIG TEN TEAM (as selected by media)

Offense
First Team                  Position  Second Team
Steve Schnur, Northwestern     QB     Todd Schultz, Michigan St.
Darnell Autry, Northwestern    RB     Pepe Pearson, Ohio St.
Ron Dayne, Wisconsin           RB     Robert Holcombe, Illinois
Rod Payne, Michigan          Center   Juan Porter, Ohio St.
Justin Chabot, Northwestern  Guard    Damon Denson, Michigan
Jamie Vanderveldt, Wisconsin Guard    Emmett Zitelli, Purdue
Orlando Pace, Ohio St.       Tackle   Jerry Wunsch, Wisconsin
Ross Verba, Iowa             Tackle   Flozell Adams, Michigan St.
Jerame Tuman, Michigan         TE     Keith Olsommer, Penn St.
D'wayne Bates, Northwestern    WR     Tim Dwight, Iowa
Brian Alford, Purdue           WR     Ryan Thelwell, Minnesota
Brett Conway, Penn St.         PK     John Hall, Wisconsin 
Defense
First Team                  Position  Second Team
Mike Vrabel, Ohio St.         Line    Brandon Noble, Penn St.
Tarek Saleh, Wisconsin        Line    David Bowens, Michigan
William Carr, Michigan        Line    Luke Fickell, Ohio St.
Matt Finkes, Ohio St. (tie)   Line    Nate Davis, Indiana
Jared De Vries, Iowa (tie)    Line
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern   LB     Pete Monty, Wisconsin
Andy Katzenmoyer, Ohio St.     LB     Greg Bellisari, Ohio St.
Jarrett Irons, Michigan        LB     Ike Reese, Michigan St.
Shawn Springs, Ohio St.       Back    Eric Allen, Indiana
Charles Woodson, Michigan     Back    Damon Moore, Ohio St.
Kim Herring, Penn St.         Back    Eric Collier, Northwestern
Damien Robinson, Iowa         Back    Tom Knight, Iowa
Nick Gallery, Iowa           Punter   Alan Sutkowski, Indiana
Honorable Mention (Purdue): Jamel Coleman (DB), Chike Okeafor (LB), Jon Krick (DL)
Offensive Player-of-the-Year: Orlando Pace, Ohio St.
Defensive Player-of-the-Year: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Freshman-of-the-Year: Andy Katzenmoyer, Ohio St.
Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year: Gary Barnett, Northwestern

1996 All-BIG TEN TEAM (as selected by coaches)

Offense
First Team                 Position  Second Team
Steve Schnur, Northwestern    QB     Matt Sherman, Iowa
Darnell Autry, Northwestern   RB     Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
Sedrick Shaw, Iowa (tie)      RB     Robert Holcombe, Ill. (tie)
Curtis Enis, Penn St. (tie)   RB     Pepe Pearson, Ohio St. (tie)
Rod Payne, Michigan          Center  Juan Porter, Ohio St.
Justin Chabot, Northwestern  Guard   Zack Adami, Michigan
Damon Denson, Michigan       Guard   Emmett Zitelli, Purdue
Orlando Pace, Ohio St.       Tackle  Jerry Wunsch, Wisconsin
Ross Verba, Iowa             Tackle  Flozell Adams, Michigan St.
Jerame Tuman, Michigan         TE    Keith Olsommer, Penn St.
D'wayne Bates, Northwestern    WR    Tim Dwight, Iowa
Brian Alford, Purdue           WR    Derrick Mason, Michigan St.
Brett Conway, Penn St.         PK    John Hall, Wisconsin
Defense
First Team                  Position  Second Team
Mike Vrabel, Ohio St.         Line    Jared De Vries, Iowa
Tarek Saleh, Wisconsin        Line    Matt Rice, Northwestern
William Carr, Michigan        Line    Luke Fickell, Ohio St. (tie)
Matt Finkes, Ohio St.         Line    Brandon Noble, Penn St. (tie)
                              Line    David Bowens, Mich. (tie)
Jarrett Irons, Michigan        LB     Chike Okeafor, Purdue
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern   LB     Aaron Collins, Penn St.
Pete Monty, Wisconsin (tie)    LB     Greg Bellisari, Ohio St.
Andy Katzenmoyer, OSU (tie)    LB   
Shawn Springs, Ohio St.       Back    Damien Robinson, Iowa
Charles Woodson, Michigan     Back    Eric Collier, Northwestern
Kim Herring, Penn St.         Back    Tom Knight, Iowa
Brian Miller, Penn St.        Back    Eric Allen, Indiana (tie)
                              Back    Marcus Ray, Michigan (tie)
Nick Gallery, Iowa           Punter   Paul Burton, Northwestern
Honorable Mention (Purdue): Jamel Coleman (DB), Rosevelt Colvin (DL), 
                                   Mark Fischer (OL)
Offensive Player-of-the-Year: Orlando Pace, Ohio St.
Defensive Player-of-the-Year: Shawn Springs, Ohio St.
Freshman-of-the-Year (tie): Andy Katzenmoyer, Ohio St.
Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year: Orlando Pace, Ohio St.
Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year: Mike Vrabel, Ohio St.